In the scope if this policy, the term “cookies” or “cookie” will refer not only to itself, but also to similar technologies to store data on your device, such as webstorage and IndexedDB.
Now, what are Cookies?
You have probably heard it many times before on various websites; Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. These files are a tool for servers and clients (web browsers) to remember who you are and make your browsing experience better. Cookies makes it possible for us to do things we take for granted; e.g. logging in to our bank or our favourite socialmedia platform.
Cookies are inherently harmless since they are unable to:
- Access data on your device
- Install files/viruses on your device
- Execute programs on your device
The creator of the cookies might, however, store personal data about you or your behaviour only to use that information in other contexts without your awareness or permission. That’s why cookies some times are considered a threat to your privacy.
Cookies can be divided into groups based on their character. Down below I explain a few of them:
Essential cookies are crucial for a website to work properly. Not all website have these, but many do. Essential cookies require no consent from you as a user due to its high necessity.
Non-essential cookies are everything else. A website will function just fine without these, and therefore these cookies do require an explicit consent from you as a user.
Session cookies are stored temporary and will be deleted as soon as you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are stored for a long period of time and will remain even when you close your browser. These types of cookies can either expire after a specific amount of time, or remain intact until you manually remove them.
First-party cookies comes from the same website (domain) you are visiting. These cookies are only accessible on that specific website.
Third-party cookies come from a website (domain) other than the one you are visting. These cookies are accessible on any website that uses the same third-party plugin.
What cookies do I store and why?
I have no intention of tracking your ass down across the internet, believe me I have better things to do. I don’t care much about who you are, what you do in your spare-time or if you eat lots of cookies everyday. If you wanted me to know you would have told me.
All cookies that are used on this site is listed in the table below. Further down the page I’ll give a explanation for each provider.
|_gid||Google Analytics||.absoluteironic.se (first-party)||HTTP cookie||24 hours||Used to identify a user||Statistics|
|_ga||Google Analytics||.absoluteironic.se (first-party)||HTTP cookie||2 years||Used to identify a user||Statistics|
|_gat||Google Analytics||.absoluteironic.se (first-party)||HTTP cookie||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate||Statistics|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML Local Storage||Persistent||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
|yt-remote-device-id||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML Local Storage||Persistent||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
|yt-remote-online-screens||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML LocalStorage||Persistent||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML LocalStorage||session||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
|yt-remote-session-app||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML LocalStorage||session||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
|yt-remote-session-name||YouTube||youtube-nocookies.com (third-party)||HTML LocalStorage||session||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Marketing|
I will store a cookie in local storage to save your settings regarding our cookie consent. This enables me to:
- Prevent the cookie popup from showing up if you have accepted cookies
- Prevent cookies from being stored if you have rejected cookies
Google analytics is a tool to get an insight in how users are interacting with a website. I use this tool mainly to see which pages and post are being viewed the most.
I have enabled/disabled some settings within Google analytics to minimise the amount of data that are being stored.
I have enabled IP anonymization which masks the last octet of your IPv4 adress and the last 80 bits in your IPv6 address. In practice this means your exact position cannot be specified. Let’s assume the following:
- With IP anonymization disabled your IP adress will reveal that you are browsing from somewhere in a specific city
- With IP anonymization enabled your IP adress will reveal you are browsing from somewhere in a specific country
I have set the storage time to the lowest possible - which is 14 months. I have also disabled the option “reset on new activity” which means that your visits are separated from each other.
What does this mean in practice? Let’s assume that you were visiting this website 12 months ago and now you are visiting it again today:
With this option enabled your data expiry would be renewed. So, instead of having your old data remove in 2 months, you data expiry is now set to another 14 months from today - and the next time you visit the expiry will be updated again. In practice this means that your data might never be removed if you visit the website frequently.
With this option disabled you data expiry will stay unchanged. Your visit form 12 months ago won’t be affected by your visit today. In practice this means that you can visit the website how frequently you want and still have your data removed after 14 months from the first visit.
- Videos are served from Youtube’s “nocookie” domain which suppress tracking of user behaviour
- Due to the previous, your browsing on YouTube and your recommended videos won’t be affected
Ad-tracking will however still be enabled, and there is currently no simple way to turn it off.
Cookies are not essential for this site to work and you are free to remove and/or disable cookies at any time and still enjoy the content.
How to disable and/or remove cookies varies depending on browser. Below are some examples:
If you want to withdraw your cookie consent click the button below. By doing so no new cookies will be stored until you explicitly accept cookies again. You might have to manually remove the existing cookies from your browser. See links above.
Last updated on 31 March, 2019