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 for the visitors that may, for example, enhance visitor friendliness.
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Cookies we use and purposes
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. Please refer to our Cookie Table at the end of this page to find out more on which 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.
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 setting 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.
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Changes to the policy
Contact and queries
If you have any questions about the cookies used on our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the nature of your query.
|PHPSESSID||Functional||Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.||Browsersession|
|PREF||Marketing||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||8 months|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Marketing||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days|
|YSC||Marketing||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Browsersession|
|GPS||Marketing||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Browsersession|
|_utm.gif||Statistics||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.||Browsersession|
|_utma||Statistics||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.||2 years|
|_utmc||Statistics||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.||Browsersession|
|_utmt||Statistics||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.||Browsersession|
|_utmz||Statistics||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.||6 months|
|_utmb||Statistics||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytic s to calculate the duration of a website visit.||Browsersession|