WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small data files or small text files that are stored on your local computer (or on other devices with Internet access such as smartphones or tablets) when you visit websites. They contain information about the website in question. Cookies are stored in a specific directory on your hard drive and have a unique ID and a specific duration. When you re-visit a certain website, the cookies are re-sent to the website, enabling it to recognise you as a returning visitor and certain preferences that you have indicated beforehand (such as your preferred language).
Cookies can be categorised according to:
- Their lifetime;
- Their origin;
- Their type.
A distinction can first be made between cookies on the basis of their lifetime, namely: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies".
- Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are saved on your computer/device for a pre-determined period of time (or until you delete them manually (see below)).
As regards the origin of cookies, a distinction can be made between what is known as "first party cookies" and "third party cookies".
- First party cookies are placed and managed by ourselves. They ensure our website operates correctly and make it possible to save your preferences (such as your preferred language).
- hird party cookies are created by a third party and placed on your computer.
As regards cookie types, a distinction can be made between:
- Functional cookies: these cookies ensure the website operates correctly.
- Non-functional (analytical) cookies: these are cookies that are used, in particular, for statistical, performance analysis, tracking or advertising purposes. These cookies make it possible, for example, to obtain statistical information about the website (such as the number of visitors to the site or the most frequently consulted subjects, etc.). Other cookies track visitors on the website (browsing behaviour) and create a user profile that can be used subsequently for advertising purposes, for example.
Christeyns does not use tracking or advertising cookies.
This table provides an overview of the different types of cookies that we use on the Christeyns website, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e., how long each cookie remains on your computer/device).
|_ga||HTTP||2 years||christeyns.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.|
|_gat||HTTP||1 day||christeyns.com||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||HTTP||1 day||christeyns.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.|
|the_aim_lang_cookie||HTTP||www.christeyns.com||Chooses which language to display the website content in.|
HOW CAN I MANAGE MY COOKIES?
Most internet browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. You can modify your browser’s settings to block cookies or to be informed when cookies are sent to your computer.
The way in which you can delete cookies or adapt the cookie settings depends on the internet browser that you use and sometimes also on the version that you have installed.
You will find further information on how to manage cookies in the most common internet browsers via the links below:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer:
If you use Mozilla Firefox:
If you use Google Chrome:
If you use Safari:
If you deactivate the cookies we use, this may have an impact on your experience when you visit the Christeyns website. You may no longer be able to visit certain pages of the Christeyns website or your visit to the Christeyns website may no longer be customised (for example, you will have to re-set your preferred language each time).
If you visit the Christeyns website using different devices (for example, your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each device is adapted to your cookie preferences.
SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTONS
You will also find third party social networking site buttons (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter) on our website. Among other things, these buttons enable you to share the content of our web pages with other people on the social networks in question. When you click on the button, you are transferred to the respective social network. The social networks concerned may collect data about you, for example, relating to data you read and share on our website. These data are gathered and managed entirely on the initiative of the social network in question. We do not have access to this data and have no control over them. For further information on the use of your data by the social networks concerned, we recommend you consult the privacy statement and general terms and conditions of the social network in question.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY
If you have any questions or complaints about our cooky policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.