Cookie statement - Stage Gate 11
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Cookie statement

We use cookies on our website in order to improve user experience and visitor flows. Contrary to what the name may suggest, such technical cookies are not edible. Cookies are tiny files stored by your internet browser when using our website. Cookies are usually intended to ease the use and navigation of websites.

 

 

What does the GDPR-AVG legislation entail?

Under the new GDPR/AVG legislation, we are allowed to store cookies on your device without your permission, provided that such cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of our website. In addition, we are allowed to install functional cookies, provided that these are sent anonymously. For any other type of cookie, we need your permission.

 

 

What cookies do we use and what purposes do they serve?

Thanks to our cookies, you don’t have to keep entering the same information over and over again every time you visit our website. Furthermore, they provide us with insight into how visitors navigate our website; information we can use to improve our website and make it more user-friendly. Cookies can be divided into three distinct types, with different rules governing each respective type.

 

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are required to keep our website running appropriately. They store information such as the type of products you place in your webstore shopping basket, or they keep track of certain preferences that you have set, for instance. Another example is a cookie that keeps track of your account while you visit a website, to prevent you from having to log back in on your next visit. We do not need your permission for functional cookies, because user privacy is warranted even if such cookies are used.

 

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies are cookies used to expand our insight into the usage of our website, and the behaviour of visitors visiting our website. Such data can be used to improve user experiences. Although we do not need your permission for analytical cookies, we nonetheless inform our visitors about their use. All of our analytical cookies send data to analytics software in ‘anonymised’ formats. This prevents such software companies from receiving any personal details, as they only receive anonymous data.

 

Tracking cookies (not used for Stage Gate 11)

Tracking cookies, also known as marketing cookies, are cookies used to record the surfing behaviour of our visitors. Based on their surfing behaviour, visitors are subsequently exposed to targeted adverts and special offers. Familiar methods to do so include the use of Google AdWords, Facebook Pixels, and so-called affiliate networks. Use of this type of cookies does require your permission. We are obliged to inform visitors about their use, and we also have to offer you an opportunity to deactivate such cookies if you wish.

 

 

Do you wish to remove or deactivate cookies?

If you wish to deactivate cookies, please note that performance of our website may become sub-standard as a result (or perhaps the website will cease to work altogether). The exact procedures for deactivating or removing cookies differ between various browsers. The following links explain the correct procedure for each individual browser:

Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Edge
Safari (iOS)
Safari (macOS)

 

 

Which cookies do we use for Stage Gate 11, and what purpose do they serve?

 

Analytical cookies

Name
__sharethis_cookie_test__
Purpose
This session cookie is used by the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.
Sharing
This information is shared with ShareThis.

 

Name
__stid
Purpose
The “__stid” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “user-activity”, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. If you are interested in reading the privacy policy of ShareThis you can find it here.
Sharing
This information is shared with ShareThis.

 

Name
__unam
Purpose
The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “user-activity”, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. If you are interested in reading the privacy policy of ShareThis you can find it here.
Sharing
This information is shared with ShareThis.

 

Name
__utma
Purpose
Registers an unique ID used to generate anonymous statistical information about how visitors use the website.
Sharing
This information is shared with Google. To this end, we delete the final section of the IP address, making it impossible to trace the IP address.

 

Name
__utmb
Purpose
Registers an unique ID used to generate anonymous statistical information about how visitors use the website.
Sharing
This information is shared with Google. To this end, we delete the final section of the IP address, making it impossible to trace the IP address.

 

Name
__utmc
Purpose
Registers an unique ID used to generate anonymous statistical information about how visitors use the website.
Sharing
This information is shared with Google. To this end, we delete the final section of the IP address, making it impossible to trace the IP address.

 

Name
__utmt
Purpose
Registers an unique ID used to generate anonymous statistical information about how visitors use the website.
Sharing
This information is shared with Google. To this end, we delete the final section of the IP address, making it impossible to trace the IP address.

 

Name
__utmz
Purpose
Registers an unique ID used to generate anonymous statistical information about how visitors use the website.
Sharing
This information is shared with Google. To this end, we delete the final section of the IP address, making it impossible to trace the IP address.