What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. If you then return to the same website, the website recognizes the cookie and remembers your device, the choices you have made, and acts in accordance with the specific objective a cookie has. As such cookies have a name and value and one or more defined characteristics, which are returned to the website as “user-related” information. So, thanks to cookies, a website knows who you are and offers you your usual default settings.
Origins and Lifespans of Cookies
There are however classes of cookies, namely first-party cookies which are placed directly by the website. As well as third-party cookies which are created by a partner website or server. And since it would not be very beneficial if all cookies would save the same information for the same period of time, each cookie stores different data and has a lifespan (that can vary from a few minutes to a few years). In this sense, we know understand that cookies are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively the “brain” of your browser, that each can have a different origin, holds different information, and can have a different lifespan depending on its objective. Because of that there are several types of cookies.
What are scripts?
A script is a piece of program code used to provide functionality and interactivity to our website. This code is executed on our servers or on your device.
What is a web beacon?
A web beacon (also called a pixel tag), is a small invisible fragment of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To make this possible, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
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.
Cookies placed by us
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.
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- This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
- 2 years
- 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.
- 2 years
- This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
- 30 minutes
- Vimeo uses this cookie to save the user’s preferences when playing embedded videos from Vimeo.
- 1 year
- Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
- 2 years
- Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.
- 30 minutes
- Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s daily session limit.
- 2 minutes
- Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s pageview limit.
- 2 minutes
- Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
- 30 minutes
- Vimeo sets this cookie which is essential for the website to play video functionality.
- This cookie is set by Vimeo and contains data on the visitor’s video-content preferences, so that the website remembers parameters such as preferred volume or video quality.
Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.
The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Hotjar stores this data in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will use this information to identify individual users, nor will the data be merged with other data about individual users. You can object to the creation of user profiles, the storage of data about your use of my website by Hotjar, and the use of tracking cookies by Hotjar on other sites at any time by following this link https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out. The use of Hotjar is based on your consent.
We use the MagicBrowse Tool of Crisp IM, on our website. MagicBrowse is a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website-by-website visitors. When you visit my website, MagicBrowse records your click path and uses it to create an individual usage profile using a pseudonym. We have no influence on the processing of data by Crisp IM and no possibility to influence it.
Your rights in relation to personal data
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
- You have the right to know why your personal data is used, what happens to it and how long it is kept.
- You have the right to access your personal data known to us.
- You have the right to have your personal data completed, corrected, deleted or blocked whenever you wish.
- You have the right to request all of your personal data from one data controller and to have it transferred in its entirety to another data controller.
- You can object to the processing of your data. We will comply unless there are legitimate grounds for processing.
- If you have given us your consent to process your data, you have the right to withdraw this consent and have your personal data deleted.
To exercise these rights please contact us.
Activation/deactivation and deletion of cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify whether specific cookies should not be placed. Another option is to set your internet browser to notify you each time a cookie is placed. For more information on these options, see the instructions in the help section of your browser.
Please note that our website may not function properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies from your browser, they will be placed again when you return to our website.
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