What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is saved in the memory of your web browser or device when visiting a website. Information is stored as a text file that allows a website to recognise a specific device or browser. Therefore a cookie can contain information about an advertisement or advertiser, or a unique ID code for example.
There are different types of cookies, each of which has its own specific functionality. Some cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other cookies help the visitor, for instance by retaining the visitor’s preferred language while browsing the website. Many cookies are used to remember your internet behaviour (such as a record of which pages within the website you visited). Please remember that if you reject or delete cookies, you may also lose certain website functionalities or proper use of the website in general.
Different types of cookies
Functional cookies make it possible for you to use that specific website, for example by recognising that you are the same user who visited the previous page on the same website so that your preferences can be retained.
Analytical cookies are used to continually improve the website experience. This keeps user statistics up to date. These statistics include information such as the number of visitors to a website, which pages visitors looked at, and also which browser and screen resolution they were using.
Other types of cookies:
Prior consent is needed for using other types of cookies such as performance/session cookies, or profiling/tracking cookies.
Performance/session cookies are used for example to monitor whether an advertisement on display has led to a sale or a registration. In such a case, website owners may get paid for sales or registrations and use the generated income to keep their websites free of charge. When using these sorts of cookies no personal data are saved that can be traced back to the visitor.
Profiling/tracking cookies ensure that the advertisements on display on the website provide a better match regarding the interests of the individual visitor. By reading the cookie results, advertising companies can measure the success of their campaigns, gauge potential visitor interest, as well as any preferences visitors may have.
Which cookies does Acomo use on its websites?
Acomo uses functional, performance and analytical cookies. Acomo does this in order to see how visitors use its websites. This information helps Acomo to improve the websites. Acomo may use website statistics provided by the analytical cookies to better match its website visitors’ expectations and needs. The data collected is used for no other purpose than improving our website. The data collected is not given or sold to any third parties. The data collected involves the following:
• The browser used
• The time and duration of the visit
• The pages visited
• Error messages (if any) sent to the visitors.
Acomo measures website visits using Google Analytics. Google is permitted to provide this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
This website also uses Google Maps and Google Tag Manager. A geographical map can be displayed on the website using Google Maps. Route descriptions can also be made with this. The tags on the website are deployed and managed with Google Tag Manager. Our website also has a cookie for YouTube and/or Vimeo. Acomo uses this for allowing videos to be played on its websites.
How do you turn off or remove cookies?
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer you can change your browser settings so that you are warned before they are placed. You can also remove cookies that have already been placed.