A cookie is a small simple file that is stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or device and sent when you visit a website. The information stored in cookies is then returned (depending on the cookie) to our servers (or to the servers of the relevant third parties) on a subsequent visit. Doing so, Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to the relevant web server and enables a website to recognize your computer, smartphone, or other device.
Whilst cookies can be classified through their Lifespan, i.e., whether they remain stored on your device for the duration of your browsing session, session cookies, or permanently until they are deleted or expire, permanent cookies.
A second method to classify cookies is by determining their origin or by who is placing a particular cookie. As such a distinction is drawn between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by a website, whereas third-party cookies are created by a service provider. And because of that, each cookie stores different data and as such must be evaluated individually which then leads to several types of cookies.
The least privacy invasive type of cookies are Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
There are also Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing.
Further there are also Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
Lastly, Advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
What law applies to cookies?
The cookies we use
o Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
o 1 day
o Set by Google to distinguish users.
o 1 minute
o This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
o 2 years
o The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
o 2 years
o This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
o 3 months
Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Description, Lifespan, and Type. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.
How can you delete cookies?
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?
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