- the usage of cookies on the website;
- who is using the cookies;
- what the cookies are used for; and
- how you as a user can avoid cookies.
What are cookies and how are they used?
Cookies are small text files that get sent and stored on your device (computer, mobile phone and tablet). The usage of cookies are common on most websites to make sure that you as a user get the most out of the site. There are also cookies that makes it easier for you to use the website and improve your user experience.
There are two types of cookies, persistent and temporary (so-called session cookies). Persistent cookies are stored on your device during a longer period of time but it has an expiration date. These cookies can be used to adjust the website to your demands and interests. They can also be used to tell the website about changes that were made since your last visit to the website. The stored cookie is removed from your device the next time you visit the website if the expiration date has passed. Session cookies have no expiration date and are only stored temporarily on your device. They are removed as soon as you close your browser. Session cookies can for exemple keep track of which language you choose.
Examples for what cookies can be used for:
- When you log on to a website a cookie is placed on your device. That cookie is sent to the next page you visit and can therefore keep track of your username and password when you sign in. Because of that cookie you don’t have to sign in on every new page.
- A cookie can be placed on a website to keep track of what products you put in the shopping cart.
- To let you as a user tailor-make your own user experience, for example by keeping track of what language you choose or what font size you prefer.
- A cookie can be used to remember that you entered a survey and stop you from entering the same survey again.
- To register what users visited a website and with that information be able to make advertisement or personalised content for specific users. Many of the cookies used to make personalised ads are third party cookies.
- Cookies can be used to get statistics and learn more about your target audience. Many of the cookies used to get statistics are third party cookies.
What type of cookies does Atlasbalans use?
It is possible to divide the cookies in categories depending on their function:
- Required cookies make our website work as intended. That kind of cookie can identify you as a customer and make your sign in or purchase process easier.
- Cookies to personalise the website and make it user friendly. For example it makes it possible to present offers you’ve shown an interest in by the way you used our website. It also helps us to keep the website and our services updated.
- Promotion cookies are often third party cookies and are used in collaboration with service providers to Atlasbalans. The purpose of those third party cookies could be to personalise the marketing and communication we send you based on how you interact with our website and ads.
Our websites level of user friendliness and therefore your user experience could risk being decreased if you choose to block any of these cookies.
Do you want to avoid cookies?
There are third party cookies that Atlasbalans can not control. These cookies are turned off on each cookie providers website where you will also find information on how to deactivate them.
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