What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more effectively, as well as to provide functionalities that may, for example, enhance visitor friendliness.
To get the most out of our website, you need to have all cookies enabled. If you don’t wish to enable cookies or wish to disable specific cookies, you will still be able to use the website but may not be able to use all of its features or functions. Please see the section below on how to manage your cookies.
Cookies we use and purposes
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. The table below explains the first and third party cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long the different cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device.
|Name and category||Type||Function and purpose||Expiry date|
|Google analytics_ga||1st party cookie||This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 years|
|Google Analytics_gat||1st party cookie||This cookie is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute|
|Google analytics_gid||1st party cookie||This cookie is used to store Session ID and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.||24 hours|
|Google Tag Manager||1st party cookie||This cookie is used to help identify the visitors by age, gender or interests by DoubleClick – Google Tag Manager in order to help better facilitate targeting for advertisement.||1 minute|
|_dc_gtm_hjid||1st party cookie||Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.)||365 days|
|Google AdWords_id||1st party cookie||This cookie is used to help track users that have used Google AdWords marketing to access the website./td>||24 hours|
How to manage Cookies
If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or mobile device, you can change your browser settings. You can adjust your settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. Another option is to adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies.
Please be aware that if you do not want to accept any cookies, our website might not function properly. It may be that several functions will be unavailable to you or that you will even be unable to view certain parts of the website.
Please note that you will have to change your settings for each browser and device you use. The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you.
Changes to the policy
Contact and queries
If you have any questions about the cookies used on our website, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the nature of your query.