A cookie is a small file that contains data about internet-settings. Almost every website uses those technology. Cookies will be downloaded & stored in your browser on your first visit of a website. On your next visit of the website with the same device, the cookie and the corresponding data it contains will be send back to the website that created the cookie (First Party Cookie). There are also cookies, that will be send to other websites, that the cookies do originate from (Third Party Cookies). This way a website recognizes, that the website has been visited with this browser and device in the past.
Depending on thier functionallity, cookies could be split in four categories:
- Necessary cookies (Needed for the website to function correctly)
- Performance cookies
- Functional cookies
- cookies for marketing purposes
Consent free cookies:
Consent free cookies, also known as "strictly necessary cookies", are needed for the website, to grand the overall function of the using purpose. Without the use of these cookies, a website is not able to perform it's given task. These cookies will only be used by cloudSME to provide their service to people. These cookies will be categorized as so called "Session-cookies". A session-cookie will only be valid for one browsing-session on our website. Once you leave our website, the cookie will no longer be needed and destroyed. Consent free cookies can not be deactived. You can delete these type of cookies at anytime in your browser.
All our consent free cookies:
When does it expire?:
Cookies that do not match the definition (mentioned above), and are not needed to use our website and services will be called "consent cookies". These cookies are mostly "Third-Party cookies" and are provided and processed by external companys. An example of these type of cookie is the "Google Analytics Cookie", that is used to track the geolocation of a website user for further processing and service improvment.
All our consenting cookies:
When does it expire?:
_ga is used to identify reoccuring users on a website.
_gid stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
_gat is used to throttle the request rate.
Usage of cookies at www.cloudsme.eu:
Managment and deletion of cookies;
We are providing so called "Opt-Out functions" for all consenting cookies we are using. You can also block or delete cookies, by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. To manage your cookies, most browsers allow you to accept or decline all cookies or allow just certain types of cookies. Detailed information about the managment of internally stored cookies in your browser can be found in the integrated help-section of your browser.