What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting asks to save on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Cookies are used to give the visitor access to different functions and to customize the website according to the visitor’s needs and requirements. Cookies can be divided into two main types; ”regular” cookies and session cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser, while ordinary cookies are stored on your computer for a longer time.
How to avoid cookies
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.