Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|First-party / functional cookies (set by this website):|
|viewed_cookie_policy||Is the primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon user action(accept/reject).|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary/cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||The cookie is used to store the summary of the consent given for cookie usage. It does not store any personal data.|
|Third-party / tracking Cookies:|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
|googtrans||Contains translation information, for example ‘/en/de’ for English to German, and expires when you close your browser|
|whoson||This cookie is issued by the WhosOn live chat application. It’s used to link a visitor to a ‘visitor record’ which stores the IP address and UserAgent.|