Cookies are small pieces of data that a website sends to your computer’s web browser while you are navigating through it. They have many different purposes, but mainly, cookies enable you to navigate between pages easily, to remember your preferences, and eventually to improve the user experience.
There are two types of cookies. The first saves a file for a long time on the user’s computer, this is called a permanent cookie. It is used, for example, for functions that tell the user what is new since their last visit to the site. The second type of cookie is called a session cookie and is temporarily stored in the user’s computer’s memory during the time the user is surfing the site. Session cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.
Here is a list of the main cookies we use on our website:
Netlight uses Google Analytics as a web statistics tool, but are not used to track individual users. These feature stores cookies on your computer. Data collected by Google Analytics is used to better understand our visitors and how they use the site.
For further information on how Google Analytics collects and uses information on our behalf and the right to use such cookies, please refer to the Google Analytics products and services privacy statement.
- A permanent cookie that is used to calculate the number of unique visitors to the site. Saves the number of visits, time of the first visit, previous visits and when the current visit was initiated, as well as the time of the last interaction with the site. Some of the information is updated at each pageview. Expires two years from the time it was added or last updated.
- Session cookie used to calculate the number of visits to the site. Saves a unique number, number of pages viewed during the current visit, the time when the current visit began. Some of the information is updated at each pageview. Expires 30 minutes from the time it was added or last updated.
- Session cookie used together with a __utmb cookie to work out whether a new visit is made to the site (30 minutes of inactivity is counted as a new visit in Google Analytics). Saves a unique number. Expires when the browser is closed.
- Permanent cookie used to measure traffic sources and website navigation (for example, which search engine is used to access the site). Saves a unique number, timing of clicks from the traffic source, counter for traffic source and the name/type of traffic source, keywords from external search engines. Expires six months after it was added or last updated.
Use this link for more information about cookies set by Google: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/types/
Google Tag Manager
Netlight uses Google Tag Manager to manage various types of script – small code snippets make it possible, for example, to measure/collect information on what is happening on a website. Google Tag Manager does not collect any data. The script is downloaded from https://www.googletagmanager.com/, which is a domain without cookies.
Vimeo Analytics unique id. Expires two years from the time it was added or last updated.
How do I disable cookies?
If you object to having cookies placed on your machine, you need to disable them. In order to do so, please follow the relevant instructions depending on your browser: