A cookie is a small data file that a web server saves on the website visitor’s computer. Cookies are used to store information that is then transferred to the web server when you (re)visit the website from the computer on which the cookie is stored. Cookies also contain a timestamp indicating when they will stop working. More information on timestamping and expiration dates can be found in the section “Temporary and permanent cookies”.
Cookies can be split into different categories. Four categories are used on Alektum’s website:
- Strictly Necessary
Cookies in this category are required in order to use the website, e.g. for activating website navigation and other basic functions. Without these cookies, the website cannot function as it should. The purpose of the cookie is therefore to allow the website to work properly. The processing of cookies in the Strictly necessary category is based on our legitimate interest.
Preferences cookies allow websites to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region where you are located. The data is collected for the purpose of making the website more user-friendly, so that it remembers your preferences. This category is used only if you have given your consent.
Cookies in this category collect anonymous information that helps the website owner get an overview of how visitors are using the website. The data is collected for the purpose of analysing behaviour on the website, so that the site can be improved. This category is used only if you have given your consent.
Cookies in this category are used to track visitors between different websites. The aim is to display ads that the user finds relevant and interesting, making them more valuable to their publishers and to third party advertisers. In this case the information is shared with Hubspot, Google and YouTube. This category is used only if you have given your consent.
Temporary & permanent cookies
- Temporary cookies
A temporary cookie, also known as a session cookie, is only stored on the computer temporarily, for as long as the website visit lasts. Temporary cookies are normally deleted by the browser when it is closed. Unlike permanent cookies, temporary cookies have no timestamp with an expiration date – which is how browsers tell temporary and permanent cookies apart.
- Permanent cookies
A permanent cookie, also known as a persistent cookie, is not deleted when the browser is closed. Instead it is saved permanently on the computer, either until its expiration date or until a specified period of time has passed. For as long as the cookie is stored, the information it contains will be sent to the server each time you visit the website to which the cookie belongs and each time you view from another website a resource belonging to the website to which the cookie belongs (for example, when you click on an ad). Permanent cookies are used to record and store surfing habits over a lengthy period and to save users’ login details so that the user does not have to enter them each time they visit.
Your control over cookies
If you do not want to accept all cookies, you can choose which ones you want to allow. This is done either on your first visit to the website or by selecting “Cookie settings” at the bottom of the web page. By default all our cookies are turned off, so you can make your own choice as to which cookies you want to allow. By allowing selectable cookies you give your consent to the processing. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, which you can do by changing the cookies you have allowed.
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