What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer. Cookies can contain text and numbers such as for example dates. Cookies are not applications and do not contain viruses or equally harmful codes. Cookies serve the purpose of storing specific information about the users on a website so that the website later on will be able to recognize the user and load this stored information. This could be e.g. login information, information about previous visits and which areas of the website the user has visited.
A cookie can only be loaded from the URL (website) it has been stored in. Regular cookies which are stored from a website are typically stored from the address you see in the address line in the browser. But a website may also contain fragments and information which is downloaded from other addresses than the one shown in the address line of the browser. That could be for example a banner advert or analysis tools, but also regular content. This way, cookies could also be store from other addresses via the website you are actually visiting – so-called third party cookies.
Some cookies (so-called session cookies) are only stored during one browser session and deleted when the browser is closed. Other cookies (so-called persistent cookies are stored for a set period of time, and is not deleted until the expiry of this period of time.
Which cookies are used by the Website and why?
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Google Tag Manager
We are constantly trying to improve the customer experience on our website by providing visitors with more personalized and targeted campaigns and offerings. To do so, we use Google Tag Manager (GTM). GTM is a little snippet of code that helps us track user behaviour across our sites and then pushes the data to our Google Analytics account. Then, all the data is perfectly organized and ready for us to assess and review for potential site improvements and remarketing campaigns. We consider Google to be a third party data processor. Learn more about Google Tag Manager.
In connection with the date of your last visit: ”designscodes.visitdate” is a persistent cookie. it contains information about the date of your last visit to the Website and is used in connection with statistics. The cookie has a one year lifespan and it is therefore deleted one year after your last visit to the Website. In connection with previous visits: ”designscodes.VisitorID” ”designscodes.VisitorID” is a persistent cookie. It contains a unique ID which you have been given upon your visiting the Website. It is used in connection with statistics. The cookie has a one year lifespan and it is therefore deleted one year after your last visit to the Website.
Facebook Pixels Ads
Like most websites, this site uses Facebook Pixel to track user interaction. This helps us to create Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements to Website Visitors on Facebook based on email addresses and mobile numbers. It also allows us to use this information to display advertisements from our Customers to their target audience of users. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Internet Advertising and Monitoring
We do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads. We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards.
Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as demographic information or sites where you have been shown ads) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.
Regardless of which browser you are using, you can adjust the browser settings to not store cookies. Some browsers will allow you to only do this setting for certain websites.
How can I delete cookies?
You can delete cookies in your browser settings. You can find assistance either within the browser settings or on the browsers’ WebPages.
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