What is a cookie?
Different types of cookies
There are two different types of cookies: temporary and permanent. Temporary cookies (also called session cookies) disappear when you close your browser. It only contains temporary information that is not stored anywhere.
Permanent cookies are saved as a text file on your computer and used to store information when you visit different websites. These cookies should facilitate your use by, for example, remembering your login details or making your visit more exciting by displaying advertisements tailored to your searches.
Can cookies contain viruses?
No, cookies do not contain viruses. The most common browsers today only allow a certain amount of saved cookies, which means that you also do not run out of memory in the hard drive.
How do I say no to cookies?
You can turn off cookie storage in your browser settings. In some browsers you may choose to block permanent cookies but still allow temporary cookies. However, without the storage of cookies, you will not be able to use certain features and services on websites. In the help function of your browser you will find information on how to change the settings for cookies. In your browser settings, you can also delete cookies from your hard drive.
We use Google Analytics
We use a service called Google Analytics. It is an analysis tool for web statistics and gives us a picture of how our visitors use our website. We do not receive any information about you, who you are or where you are. We only receive information about your visit to our website, including which pages you have visited and how long you have stayed. All information from saved cookies is passed on and stored by Google. Google Analytics shows us:
- When you last visited the site
- When you first visited the site
- When your current visit started and how long you stay
- How many times you have visited the site
- Which browser you use
- How to find the site
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