What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
What cookies do we use?
In order to be able provide relevant information to our visitors, we need aggregated statistical visitor data that is collected by means of cookies.
The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Our Website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, please click here. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by clicking here.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie source||Cookie name||Expiration time||Purpose|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gat_Waas||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
Comprend WaaS cookies
Our Website is built on Comprend's Website as a Service platform. When closing the cookie banner, a cookie is stored to remember that you have closed the cookie banner.
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.
How to manage and delete cookies
How to control and delete cookies through the browser
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled one or more Analytics Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
Changes is these guidelines
Highmetric may update this information from time to time. The date of the last update is December 17, 2020.