What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which the website you visit saves on your computer (or corresponding device with internet connection such as a tablet or smart phone). Cookies are used to make a website function more effectively, but also to provide our website with certain types of information. Cookies enable a website to distinguish between visitors, which makes it possible to offer each user a more positive website visit. Cookies allow the website to remember the choices you have made, such as forms you have completed and your language settings so that you don’t need to reset the same information every time you visit the site.
Cookies on Qnister.com
There are two types of cookies, persistent cookies and session cookies. Qnister’s website uses both types of cookie. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer for a certain period of time until you or the server which sent the cookies, erases them. Session cookies are only stored temporarily while you are visiting the website and are erased when you close the browser.
Qnister’s website may contain content and sharing tools embedded from various social networks, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Instagram. These networks/suppliers may use and place cookies on Qnisters’ website. Qnister does not have access to, and cannot control, these cookies or the personal data and information which they may collect. You therefore need to check the websites of these networks/suppliers to get further information on how they manage cookies, what information their cookies collect and how they can be erased.
|Name||Type of cookie, information collected by the cookie and the function of the cookie||Retention period||Domain name||Sharing of information with third parties|
|Google Analytics(_ga)||A persistent cookie which gathers information in anonymous form in order to identify, distinguish and register users. This is done using a randomly generated number. The information is used, inter alia, for measuring and analysing visitor patterns, behaviours and numbers of visitors. Thereafter, the information generated may be used for improving the website’s functions and your perception and experience of the website.||2 years||Qnister.com||Google has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|Google Analytics(_gat)||A cookie which gathers information in order to throttle the request rate so that the website/service is not overloaded with too much data. Thus, the cookie limits the gathering of data at websites with a lot of traffic. This means that the performance of the website is improved, which in turn improves your perception and experience of the website.||10 minutes||Qnister.com||Google has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|Google Tag Manager (_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxx)||A cookie used for loading scripts and codes to a website.||10 minutes||Qnister.com||Google has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|AspNet.Cookies||A cookie used to verify the identity of a user for sign-in.||Erased when the browser is closed||Qnister.com||The application has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|CookieAgreement||A cookie used to identify if the user accepts cookies.||1 year||Qnister.com||The application has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|ARRAffinity||A cookie used for load balancing to make sure the visitors page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||Erased when the browser is closed||Qnister.com||The application has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
|OpenIdConnect||A cookie used to verify the identity of a user for sign-in.||Erased when the browser is closed||Qnister.com||The application has access to the information collected by the cookie.|
Blocking and erasing cookies
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, although the settings in your browser can be adjusted to block and erase cookies. The specific procedure for doing this varies between different browsers, and further information may be found in the respective browser’s instructions or in the help function which accompanies most browsers. Further information about how to manage and erase cookies can be found on the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.