What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. The cookies enable us to keep a record of your actions or preferences. Most web browsers accept cookies, but users can change their browser settings to block the use of cookies or to always delete the cookies when desired.

Cookies normally contain the name of the website that the cookie comes from, state how long the cookie will be saved for, and a value, normally a randomly generated unique number. Some cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser (session cookies), other cookies are saved and help us to identify you as a visitor to our website (persistent cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies on our website for various purposes. Cookies help you use our website more efficiently. They enable us to better align our website with your interests and requirements. We also use them to speed up your actions on the website. Cookies enable us to collect combined statistics anonymously, so we better understand how our website is used and how we can improve our services.

What cookies do we use?

We use first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies that are created by the website itself, so that you can use the website more efficiently. Third-party cookies are created by others. The third-party cookies on our website come from Google and WordPress. When you watch an embedded video, for example, you’re possibly activating third-party cookies from YouTube.

We use Google Analytics software to better understand how you use our website. This software can create a series of cookies to collect information and report anonymous statistics about the website. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the _ga cookie.

We also use the following types of cookies:

Name Category Contents Purpose Retention period
complianz_policy_id Functional Remembers the visitor’s cookie preference. Preferences 1 year
wordpress_test_cookie Functional Tests if cookies can be used. Functional Session duration
wordpress_* Functional   Functional 3 months
_grecaptcha Functional Distinguishes between bots and users. Functional Permanent
_icl_visitor_lang_js Functional WPML Functional Session duration
_icl_current_language Functional WPML Functional 1 day

Other cookies:

Name Category Contents of cookie Purpose Retention period
_ga Third party cookies https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

This cookie is used to distinguish users for analysis.

Analytics 2 years
_gat Third party cookies https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Used to limit the request rate.

Analytics 1 minute
_gid Third party cookies https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

This cookie is used to distinguish users for analysis.

Analytics 24 hours
_gcl_au Third party cookies https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en-US

This cookie is used to measure conversions with Google Adsense.

Marketing Permanent
Google_adsense_settings Third party cookies https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en-US

This cookie is used to enable retargeting with Google Adsense.

Marketing Permanent
_hjid Third party cookies https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/

This cookie is used to remember used ID’s.

 

Statistics 1 year
Cusid Third party cookies This cookie is used for ClickDimensions’ statistical software. It identifies a unique session to track pages on the website for 30 minutes. You can find more information about ClickDimensions’ privacy policy and cookie policy here: https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy Statistics 30 minutes
Cuvon Third party cookies This cookie is used by Clickdimensions to signal the last page of a visitor. You can find more information about the privacy policy and cookie policy of Clickdimensions. here.https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy Statistics 30 minutes
Cuvid Third party cookies This cookie is used by Clickdimensions to identify unique visitors and is updated with every page view. More information is found in:

https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy

Statistics 2 years

 

Name Category Contents of cookie Purpose Retention period
1P_JAR Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 1 month
APISID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 2 years
CONSENT Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 20 years
HSID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 2 years
NID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 6 months
SID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 2 years
SAPISID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 2 years
SIDCC Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 3 months
SSID Targeted cookies https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, to tailor advertising preferences.

Marketing 2 years

How can you manage or delete cookies?

You can block or delete cookies at any time via your web browser’s settings. Blocking cookies can affect our service to you and your use of our website. Deleting cookies can mean you have to re-enter your preferences on a subsequent visit to our website. For more information about blocking and deleting cookies, please see your software provider’s documentation, such Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.