What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s web browser. The cookie is set by request by a web server to a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, chrome). A cookie is entirely ‘passive’ and does not contain software programmes, a virus or spyware. A cookie is composed of two parts, its name and its content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the life-time of the cookie is determined. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to a website associated with that web server.
What are cookies used for?
A cookie contains information linked from a web browser (the user) to a specific web server (the website). If a web browser accesses that web server again, the web server can read from and react to that information. Cookies ensure a user-friendly experience and support safety efforts for many online offers and services, e.g. language preferences, privacy settings, shopping baskets of online shops or relevant adverts.
What cookies are used by this site?
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|WordPress||wp-settings-20||See above.||1 year|
|WordPress||wp-settings-time-27||See above.||1 year|
|WordPress||wp-settings-time-23||See above.||1 year|
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|Google Analytics||__utmz||This and the other Google Analytic cookies below are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.||6 months|
|Google Analytics||__utmc||See above.||Session|
|Google Analytics||__utmb||See above.||1 day|
|Google Analytics||__utma||See above.||2 years|