When you visit hydroscand.se can we or the service providers we work with use local storage of data, such as cookies, tracking requests or other techniques, to ensure that you as a user get the best possible experience. Here you can read what that means and what the information is used for.
What does cookies, local storage of data and tracking requests mean?
Local storage of data and cookies
Different types of data are stored locally on your device via your web browser when you visit hydroscand.se. Such data can be used to customize the content and the functionality in our services and thereby improve the user experience. The local storage of data can be handled via so called cookies.
- A cookie is a small text file which the web page requests to save on your local device. With the help of the cookie, we can recognize your browser and details about your experience such as information about your log in etc. You can read more about the use below
- A session cookie is automatically removed when you close your browser
- A permanaent cookie stores a text file on your device during a shorter or longer period after your visit as long as you do not delete them yourself. These cookies are used to keep you logged in or keep certain settings that you have configured previously
- Local storage is a different way for websites to store the same type of information and setting locally on your computer. A difference to cookies is that the local information is not automatically included in requests to the server
Tracking requests are requests made by the web browser in the background dring your visit. The request is made by one of our servers, or by any of our partners servers, in purpose to enable analysis according to below mentioned usage areas. The requests usually contain information about the page you are visting and information about what has happened during your visit. For example how long your were on a certain page or for how long a video was displayed on a particular page. To be able to draw conclusions regarding the page events over multiple page views can cookies and other locally stored data be sent via tracking requests. Tracking requests can also be called tracking pixels or web beacons, since they are often times creted by a load of a small invisible image or an AJAX request.
Cookies and local storage of data is used to improve the functionality on our website hydroscand.se, to direct relevant content and to ensure that our services work as they are supposed to do.
A few cookies are mandatory for the website to function properly. They are for example set when you enter details to a form or request any other type of service. These cookies do not save any personal data and the most of these cookies are so called session cookies, which means that they are deleted after the browser has been closed.
Cookies for analysis and other special functions
These cookies allow us to count number of visits and sources of visitors so that we can improve our website in different ways. The cookies let us know what pages are the most visited. Thereby, we can understand the behavior of our visitors. All information about these cookies are aggregated in the same place and we do not save any personal data regarding you as a person in these cookies. Example of service partners using these type of cookies are Google Analytics. Such partners and other third parties set their own cookies when you visit our website.
Cookies for social media
Our services for social media give you the possibility to in a smooth way, directly from our website, share content to your friends or other contacts via our "share buttons" which is available on several pages. Examples of such servicepartners are Facebook, Google plus, Twitter and AddThis. All this companies use their own cookies when you visit our website.