1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your computer, smartphone, tablet, iPad or other device when you visit a website. The cookie makes it possible to recognize your computer through its IP address. Cookies are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. A cookie is a passive file, which means it cannot collect personal information, spread viruses or other harmful programs. Cookies are used by almost all websites you visit.
2. Accepting cookies
4. Type of cookies
Cookies can be classified by its lifespan or the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
‘Session’ cookie, which is erased when closing the browser or a ‘persistent’ cookie which remains on the user’s device for a predetermined period.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
‘First-party’ cookies that are set by the website you visit, for example www.meldgaard.com, or
‘third-party’ cookies, which are set by a third part and has elements embedded on the site you visit. A ‘third-party’ cookie is often web analytics software such as Google Analytics.
‘Session’ cookies help you navigate more efficiently on the site. ‘Session’ cookies store information about user page activities so it is easier for the user to navigate. ‘Persistent’ cookies store user preferences and are saved onto your device in a predetermined period, an example could be remembering a login or a specific language preference.
Also, there is a difference between ‘essential’, ‘performance‘ and ‘functional‘ cookies.
‘Essential’ cookies are a requirement to save data on the contact forms between the initial “submit” step and the following validation on the server. It is deleted at the end of the session (when the browser is closed) and is never used to identify an individual.
‘Performance’ cookie collects information on how you use a website, for example websites you have visited and whether or not errors take place on any of the pages. ‘Performance’ cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information that the ‘performance’ cookie gathers, are aggregated and therefore anonymous.
5. What type of cookies does Meldgaard use?
Meldgaard uses different cookies that optimize the website. Google Analytics helps us analyze the traffic to our services. Google Analytics is used to examine how our users are navigating the website. Meldgaard does not disclose any personal information about the users’ visit to the website to a third party.
6. Guide on how to remove cookies
In case you don’t want any of Meldgaard’s cookies you can remove them. In the links below you find guides on how to remove cookies in various browsers:
Guide on removing cookies from Internet Explorer
Guide on removing cookies from Firefox
Guide on removing cookies from Microsoft Edge
Guide on removing cookies from IPhone, iPad or iPod touch
For further information on how to avoid receiving cookies and how to delete those already on your hard drive follow this link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.