Below we provide more information about cookies with a simple Q&A format.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file which the server of site you are viewing stores in the web browser of your computer or your mobile device – such as a smartphone, iPhone, iPad and the like. A cookie contains code that only can be read by the server that placed it there. The server has therefore no access to other information that resides on your computer or mobile device.
What does a cookie file consist of?
A cookie file consists of:
- the name of the server that stored the cookie file
- an expiration date that is indicated
- a unique numerical code
What are cookies used for?
Where can I find these cookies?
Cookies are placed in a special folder of your browser on your computer or your mobile device.
What is a ‘Session cookie’?
This cookie has the function of recognizing your browser during your visit to our websites.
What is a ‘Permanent cookie’?
This cookie has the function of recognizing your browser for repeat visits to our websites.
Which cookies are necessary?
You will notice that certain sections of our websites will not function or will not function properly if you have blocked the necessary cookies. SFPIM-International uses such cookies, for example, for filling out contact information forms or for allowing you to participate in discussions on our blogs. SFPIM-International makes use of “necessary” cookies when you want to log in to your own
personal account. We use these cookies to be able to check your identity in a secure manner and to authorise access to the personal information you have entered.
What are ‘Functional cookies’?
As the name itself suggests, these cookies enable the optimal functionality of our websites to that you experience as pleasant and personal visit as possible to our websites. SFPIM-International makes use of ‘functional cookies’ to ‘remember’ your personal preferences and avoid having to repeat the same communication steps during subsequent visits, for example when taking a certain action.
What are ‘Performance cookies’?
SFPIM-International makes use of ‘performance cookies’ to determine how you use our websites with the intention of adjusting and improving the content and ease of use of our websites. So for example we can track the number of visitors to each page or the most common language preference used by visitors to the site.
What are ‘Third Party cookies’?
These are cookies that are saved from advertisements originating from third parties that appear on the websites of SFPIM-International. These have the intention of tailoring the advertisements and/or the content of the advertisements to your personal preferences. You can only see these cookies if you do not block them. When using third party cookies, neither SFPIM-International nor the advertisers (third parties) have access to your personal information.
What is ‘Embedded content’?
How can I manage these cookies?
You are able to manage your own cookies. You can adjust the settings of your browser according to your own personal preferences. You can always remove cookies that have been stored and refuse new cookies by adjusting your browser settings.
Google Analytics cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.