Backblaze Cookie Statement

Last updated: April 19, 2018

This Cookie Statement explains how Backblaze Inc., collectively "Backblaze”, "we" and "our" use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at https://www.backblaze.com ("Website"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Backblaze) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the Website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for analytics and other purposes are described in more detail below.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the sections below.

You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted as noted in the sections below. The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls varies from browser-to-browser. You can usually learn how to manage Cookies in the browser help, but you can also find information at the following pages: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website, the purposes they perform, and how to opt-out are described in the sections below:

Essential website cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website to you, you cannot refuse them.

Performance and functionality cookies

These cookies are all 1st party cookies and are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality like your log in details being remembered may become unavailable. If you wish to refuse or delete these cookies you may do so using the instructions provided in the section above: "How can I control cookies?." Refusing or deleting these cookies may cause unusual or unexpected behavior on the website, if you decide to contact backblaze support, please let them know you have refused or deleted these cookies - thank you.

Analytics and customization cookies

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Website for you.


The opt out process for Analytics and Customization cookies

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Our Website does not utilize Advertising cookies as defined above.

Social networking cookies

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.


To adjust your Facebook cookie preferences, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies

Additional information

How often will you update this Cookie Statement?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at [email protected]