What is a cookie?
Cookies have two purposes. On one hand they facilitate the use of a website, for example by remembering the user’s choices and previous settings. On the other hand, they help in website development and in analysing the user information. Certain functions cannot work without cookies.
Cookies help us to collect and analyse our website’s user data. We track for instance which pages the users visit and how long they spend there. Our aim is to develop our website’s quality and content.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Session cookies expire when the user leaves the web service.
Persistent cookies have a certain duration period, which defines how long a cookie stays on a computer or a mobile device. This kind of cookies are stored until they reach their expiration date or are manually deleted.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are cookies installed on a device by another party for us. This happens when a service provider produces us services, for instance analytical services or services that allow sharing our sites on social media. If you for instance use buttons when sharing online content with friends on social media such as Facebook, this third party may place cookies on your device.
The so called third parties can also use and collect the information collected with cookies to target their advertising.
On our web services we use e.g. Google Analytics to measure the use of our web services (including IP-address, device ID, physical location, browser, operator and type of operating system, and URL-addresses related to them).
More information on Google Analytics’ terms can be found here.
How to deal with cookies?
More information on disabling cookies: