What’s a cookie? It’s a small file that our page creates in your web browser. Cookies make it possible to send information back to us, to see how you interact with our site. All data is de-personalized. The cookie is saved in the browser during your session or as long as we want it active, or by clearing all cookies in your browser.
Why do we use them? We may want to collect statistics on visits to our website to find ways of improving it or to check if you are a real visitor to get as accurate statistics as possible. The web page also uses Google Maps and YouTube and they set their own cookies.
Cookies we use and what they are for
siteVisitor – Identifies real visitors to the web page. Persistent 1st party, 10 days.
cookie_notice_accepted- Keeps track of cookie acceptance. Persistent 1st party, 1 year.
We use Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics to see how visitors are interacting with our web page and to collect statistics on visits to our web page so we can find ways to improve the user experience.
_gid – Used to distinguish users. Persistent 3rd party, 24 hours.
_ga – Used to distinguish users. Persistent 3rd party, 2 years.
_gat_ – Used to throttle request rate. Session 3rd party, 1 minute.
Google Maps uses the DoubleClick cookies to check if cookies are accepted and serve relevant ads on Google networks from the use of their services.
test_cookie – Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. Session 3rd party.
IDE – Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Persistent 3rd party, 1 year.
GPS – GPS location mobile devices. Session 3rd party.
PREF – Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. Persistent 3rd party, 8 months.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Persistent 3rd party, 8 months.
YSC – Contains a unique identifier to allow control of visits to YouTube videos. Session 3rd party.
remote_sid – Registers on which domain the video is played. Session 3rd party.
nextId – Information about the video to be shown after current video, if you watch it on YouTube. Session 3rd party.
requests – How many requests have been made to YouTube. Session 3rd party.