1 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit.
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
The use of cookies is now standard for most websites.

2 Managing cookies on your devices

We use cookies to personalize content and to provide you with improved user experience.
By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of cookies.
You can control and manage cookies using your browser (see below).
Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.

3 Using your browser to control cookies

Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website.
Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself required placement of an opt-out cookie on your device.
For guidance on how to control cookies and further information on device types please see https://www.aboutcookies.org

4 Types of cookies

First party cookies are cookies set by the domain name that appears in the browser address.
Third-party cookies are cookies set by another domain name than the one that appears in the browser address bar.
Session cookies are cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
Persistent cookies remain in your browser after the session unless deleted by you.
Functionality cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customized pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
Necessary cookies help make a website useable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Performance cookies are cookies that collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages. They do not collect personally identifiable information and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
Retargeting cookies allow us to understand your interests by using information you make available to us when you interact on our website. As such we can tailor and provide you with more useful and relevant information.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

5 Use of cookies by ELCOS

When first entering this website, you agreed to the use of cookies in order for us to provide you with a personalized browsing experience.
The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website and why:

Provider Cookie Name Purpose Type Expiry
Google rc::a Used to distinguish between humans and bots, beneficial for the website Necessary cookie (HTML) Persistent
Google rc::b Used to distinguish between humans and bots Necessary cookie (HTML) Session
Google rc::c Used to distinguish between humans and bots Necessary cookie (HTML) Session
Google Analytics _ga Used to calculate data for analytics reports by setting a unique ID Statistic cookie (HTTP) 2 years
Google Analytics _gat Used to throttle request date Statistic cookie (HTTP) 1 day
Google Analytics _gid Used to distinguish users from one another Statistic cookie (HTTP) 1 day
Google Analytics collect Used to monitor visitor’s device and behavior Statistic cookie (Pixel) Session
Google NID Used to identify a returning user’s device for targeted ads Marketing cookie (HTTP) 6 months
Doubleclick r/collect Used to track the visitor across devices and marketing channels Marketing cookie (Pixel) Session

6 How can you disable cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies from our website, you can disable them by using your browser settings.
Please be aware that if you do disable cookies in your browser, you will no longer be able to fully experience some functionality from our website.
You can furthermore opt-out from the remarketing campaign by visiting Google’s AdWords opt-out page of Google’s use of cookies for this kind of service (https://www.google.com/settings/ads).

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

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