What is a ”cookie?”
Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer/smartphone/tablet when you visit a website.
Cookies are used for many purposes, as a website can read the contents of a cookie when you visit the website again.
Cookies do not pose a threat to your computer/smartphone/tablet (like a virus, for example), and cookies do not access any programs on your computer/smartphone/tablet.
What kinds of cookies are there?
There are three general types of cookies:
- A ”session cookie,” which exists only while you are on the website and is deleted as soon as you leave the website.
- A ”persistent cookie,” which is saved on your computer/smartphone/tablet for a longer period of time.
- A ”third-party cookie,” which is set by someone other than the owner of the website and is typically saved for a longer period of time.
This exists only while you are active on a website. If, for instance, you put items in a shopping basket on a website, it is remembered between each page you visit. If you come back the next day, your shopping basket will be empty.
In some instances, a website can choose to save information in relation to your visit for a longer period of time. As in the example with the shopping basket previously, a website can choose to save information in a persistent cookie. That means that if you come back several days after you put something in the shopping basket, it will still be there.
If a website uses something like Google Analytics or Facebook ”like buttons,” then a third-party cookie will often be saved from that company. That means that if you visit a website with a Facebook like button, and then later another website with a Facebook like button, then Facebook, via the third-party cookie, follows your activity between the two websites.
Session cookies/persistent cookies
Rewireaudio.com makes use of a number of session cookies and persistent cookies, with the purpose of making the website work. For example, we save your login-in information in a persistent cookie. These cookies do not save personal information about you, and they cannot be accessed by a third party. They are regarded as technical necessary cookies, therefore you do not have an option to opt out of these.
Google Analytics and Google AdWords
On rewireaudio.com, we use Google Analytics for gathering statistics, with the purpose of improving the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers data on what websites you visit, how long, which browser you use, etc. We do not send personal information directly to Google as part of this set of statistics, but Google receives and processes your IP address, which, in this instance, is also considered personal information.
We also use Google for advertising, particularly what is called AdWords, which is primarily emphasising ads when you search directly on google.com. In order to measure the effect of this advertising, a cookie is installed (doubleclick.net) that forwards information about which ad has been clicked on to open the website. In connection with this effectiveness measurement, Google gathers more information about your activity on the website for use in later, targeted marketing on Google and YouTube.
If you don’t want cookies installed from Google, you can follow these instructions to turn it off.
On rewireaudio.com, we use Facebook for advertising and marketing. This means that we have put a code on the website which passes on information about your activity on the website to Facebook. If you are logged-in on Facebook in the browser you use, or have come to rewireaudio.com via an ad, Facebook will connect your activity with your personal profile on Facebook. The purpose of giving this information to Facebook is to be able to show you targeted ads and marketing on Facebook’s platforms, including Instagram.
If you do not want cookies set from Facebook, you can follow these instructions for opting out.
Delete or switch off cookies in the browser
You can always reject cookies on your computer by changing the settings in your browser. The location of the settings depends on which browser you use. However, you should be aware that if you do that, the website may not function optimally.
All browsers allow you to delete your cookies collectively or one by one. How you do that depends on which browser you use. Remember that if you use more than one browser or device, you must delete cookies on all of them.
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