2 What are cookies?
Cookies are small bits of record-keeping information, tiny text files, which are automatically generated and stored on your computer by your browser when you visit a certain website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.
There are many functions cookies serve. Namely, they can enable the website to remember your preferences, such as your preferred language. They can store your login data, so you do not have to keep re-entering it. They can help analyze how well the website is performing, and more. Most cookies are established to improve user’s current experience and future interaction.
Depending on the functionality and the purpose of cookies, they can store different kinds of information. Cookies can contain names, email addresses, phone numbers and/or other personal data, or they can contain only anonymous information needed for better functionality of the website.
Cookies remain on your computer for different periods of time. Some cookies exist only while your website is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. These are session cookies. Other cookies, known as permanent cookies, can survive after your browser is closed and can be used to recognize your computer whenever you come back to a website. Necessary cookies are required to operate website. Website cannot function properly without these cookies and they are automatically enabled on our website upon your visit and they cannot be disabled.
There are two broad categories of cookies. First-party cookies are served directly by the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are served by a third party on behalf of the website you are visiting.
Note that cookies are not viruses. They are not compiled pieces of software code so they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing. They also cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again.
We can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the site. For all other types of cookies, we need your prior informed consent.
For more information about cookies in general, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/, whereas below you will find out everything about the concrete cookies we use on our websites.
3 What cookies do we use and why?
Our websites only use the following cookies, which are permanent but stored for no longer than two years, and anonymous as they do not collect or store any personal data.
|xlab.si||site_language||1 year||Stores information about the preferred website language set by the user.||First party|
|xlab.si||notice||1 year||Stores information whether to show the cookie notice or not.||First party|
|google.com||NID||6 months||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information. reCAPTCHA, which protects the login pages of XLAB from abuse, requires this cookie.||Third party|
|xlab.si||_ga||2 years||Stores temporary identificatory for Google Analytics.||Third party|
|xlab.si||_gid||24 hours||Stores temporary identificatory for Google Analytics.||Third party|
|xlab.si||_gat||1 minute||Information is used to throttle requests to Google Analytics.||Third party|
|xlab.si||_gat_*||1 minute||Information is used to throttle requests to Google Analytics.||Third party|
4 Do we use other cookies?
Note that our websites offer links to other websites not owned or operated by us. Your use of these third-party services is entirely optional and at your own risk. We are not responsible for the cookies, cookie policies, and/or cookie practices of these third-party services and you are fully responsible for reading and understanding their cookie policies.
5 How to control cookies?
Cookies help you get the most out of our websites. However, you can enable, disable or delete cookies within the settings of your browser at any time. In order to do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu):
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Note that disabling cookies does not delete cookies from your browser; you will need to do this by yourself from within your browser by choosing the option to delete cookies.
If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including any essential cookies needed for proper functioning of a website) please note that our websites may not be working properly.