Cookie Policy

Sonar's use of cookies

Sonar’s websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve them. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

You can control your choice of cookies with your browser settings. Depending on your IP address location, you may be able to also control your choice of cookies with the cookie banner on our websites. Please note that your cookie choices may negatively affect your browsing experience.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We may also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different from the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in the navigation of our websites;
  • Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
  • Analyzing your use of our products, services, or applications to improve them;
  • Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts (including behavioral advertising)

We may also use third-party analytics and marketing services, including Google Analytics and Salesforce Marketing Cloud. These services need to place a cookie to function as intended. Alone, cookies cannot identify your personally identifiable information. However, once you choose to provide these details by filling a form or clicking a link in one of our marketing emails or newsletter, this personally identifiable information can be linked to the data collected by the cookie. We do not use cookies to monitor users’ actions elsewhere than on our own website.

More information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy can be found:

More information about Google Analytics cookie usage can be found:   

More information about SalesForce’s privacy policy can be found:

More information about SalesForce Marketing Cloud cookie usage can be found:

Our websites are regularly scanned with a cookie scanning tool to maintain a list that is as accurate as possible. Please find the list for this website below.

Cookie List

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can also set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but please note that some parts of the websites will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

WebsiteCookiesCookies Used
sonarsource.comOptanonConsent, OptanonAlertBoxClosedFirst Party
A table showing strictly necessary cookies collected on the website

Functional Cookies

These cookies are set by Sonar or by third party service providers we use to implement additional functionalities or to enhance features and website performance. However, they are not directly related to the service you requested. Services and functionalities implemented by these cookies support features like an automatically filled text box, live web chat platform, non-necessary forms, and optional security parameters like a single sign-on (SSO).

WebsiteCookiesCookies Used, community.sonarsource.comdestination_url, _forum_sessionFirst Party
capture.navattic.com__Host-next-auth.csrf-token, __Secure-next-auth.callback-urlThird Party
forums.asp.netARRAffinitySameSiteThird Party
productboard.com_pbdThird Party
zoominfo.com_cfuvid, __cf_bmThird Party

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of our websites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the websites. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our websites and will not monitor their performance. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.

WebsiteCookiesCookies Used,,, community.sonarsource.com_gclxxxx, _ga, _gid, LeadSource, fs_lua, fs_uid, _zitokFirst Party
api.fouanalytics.comcThird Party
A table showing performance cookies collected on the site

Targeting Cookies

Sonar's advertising partners set these cookies to provide behavioral advertising and re-marketing analytical data. They collect any type of browsing information necessary to create profiles and understand user habits to develop an individual and specific advertising routine. The profile created regarding your browsing interest and behavior is used to customize the ads you see when you access other websites.

WebsiteCookiesCookies Used,, rules.sonarsource.comdrift_campaign_refresh, drift_aid, _fbp, _gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, rdt_uuid, session_id, user_IdFirst Party
bing.comMUID, MR, SRM_BThird Party
casalemedia.comCMID, CMPRO, CMPSThird Party
company-target.comtuuid, tuuid_luThird Party
doubleclick.netIDE, test_cookieThird Party
facebook.comsb, ssm_aucThird Party
linkedin.combscookie, lidc, li_sugr, UserMatchHistoryThird Party
tremorhub.comtvid, tv_UIDMThird Party
twitter.comguest_id, guest_id_ads, guest_id_marketing, muc_ads, personalization_idThird Party
A table showing performance cookies collected on the site

Please note all cookies will expire within one (1) year, except for Google Analytics and SalesForce Marketing Cloud which expire within two (2) years.


Please note that any link you use to access to any third-party website from any Sonar website is beyond our control. Your use of any third-party website and any information you provide via that third-party website will be subject to and governed by the terms of that third-party’s website, including those relating to data privacy.

This document was last updated May 2024.