Cookie policy 13-08-2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customizing a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential or non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session or persistent cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: last as long as you keep your browser open. They expire upon closing your browser.
Persistent cookies: expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

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Cookies used on our website and Officelynq Management Portal:

_cfduid**session1 yearUsed by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify individual users behind a shared IP-address and apply security settings on a per-user basis.
_comment_author_email_{hash}*persistent347 daysUsed to track comment author email address when user reacts to post and checks the consent box in the form.
_ga*persistent2 yearsGoogle Analytics cookie used to distinguish users on a website to generate statistical information about their use of the website
_gali*session30 secondsGoogle Analytics cookie to determine which links on a page are being clicked.
_gat*session1 minutesGoogle Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. The main purpose is performance
_gid*session24 hoursGoogle Analytics cookie used to distinguish users on a website to generate statistical information about their use of the website.
comment_author_{hash}*persistent347 daysUsed to track comment author name when user reacts to post and checks the consent box in the form.
comment_author_url_{hash}*persistent347 daysUsed to track comment author url, when user reacts to post and checks the consent box in the form.
connect.sid**sessionsessionThe backend API services session ID cookie to set in the response or read from, in the request.
locale**sessionsessionUsed to store users preferred language ('en' or 'nl').
qtrans_front_language*persistent1 yearThis cookie makes our website use the language you selected most recently.
sess_data**sessionsessionUsed to store logged in user's information and access token.
viewed_cookie_policy*persistent1 yearRegisters users consent/rejection of cookies used on the website, when user clicks on accept or reject button. Used for opt-out functionality.

* Used in Officelynq Website
** Used in Officelynq Management Portal

Accept or reject cookies

You may choose to block the use of some or all the cookies on our website or Management Portal. Please be aware that this may impair our website or Management Portal and it’s functionality. Also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, also for other websites etc.

You can block cookies by changing your browser settings, or limit the amount of data placed on your device and automatically deleting any persistent cookies when finishing your browsing session using ‘incognito mode’ in your browser. It’s also possible to clear existing cookies that already have been placed on your device. See you browsers documentation for more info on all of this.

Our site uses Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of our Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US. See also Google’s information for visitors of sites and apps using Google Analytics. You can also choose to  Opt Out from using Google Analytics cookies. Further info on Google’s general Privacy policy.

For more information on privacy, see our Privacy policy.