What is a cookie and what are cookies used for?
A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting stores on your mobile device or computer. All websites can send cookies to your browser if your browser settings allow this. Cookies are very common on the internet.
You can consent to usage of cookies, for example through your browser settings, but you can also refuse to allow cookies in your browser settings.
Two types of cookies – persistent and temporary/session cookies
There are two types of cookies: persistent and temporary/session cookies.
Persistent cookies are stored in a file for a longer time period, to enable tailoring of the website based on your wishes, choices and interests. They stay on your mobile device or computer until you choose to delete them manually. They are used for instance when something has been updated since your last visit to the website.
Session cookies are stored temporarily on your mobile device or computer, while you are visiting the website. They are erased when you close the page and are thus not stored permanently.
A cookie file is a so-called passive file and cannot spread malicious programs or computer viruses to your mobile device or computer.
How to delete cookies
You can refuse to allow cookies by accessing your browser settings and deleting cookies from your hard drive. You can also make settings in the browser so that it notifies you when it receives a cookie. You then have the option to accept or reject the cookie. More information on this can be found on the About Cookies website.
If you choose not to allow cookies, this can mean that certain functions on Knowit’s website will not work in the same way as they would if you had accepted them.
Knowit uses third party cookies, such as Google Analytics, which is a statistics tool for evaluating user behavior. We do this to optimize the user experience and maintain statistics regarding our website.
When does Knowit process personal data?
Knowit processes personal data provided to us through our website when/if you, for instance:
- Register for one of our newsletters.
- Register for one of our events.
- Apply for a job with us.
- Contact us by e-mail.
Examples of cookies that Knowit uses
Is used to keep track of information a visitor has entered into a form or forms. This is done so that we have the chance to present more relevant information to the visitor.
Is used as a tool for web statistics, to gather information about how visitors use our website. Data gathered through Google Analytics are used to gain a better understanding of our visitors and how they use the website. What is stored is information about the number of visitors on the website, where the visitor is from, and which pages have been visited.
Is used for analysis of visitor streams and forms used for user feedback. The information helps us see what content is interesting to visitors.
Is necessary for the website to work and is set when the visitor accesses the site. The cookie is erased when you close the browser.
Is used for analysis of marketing measures.
Is used to make advertising more relevant for the visitor and more valuable to advertisers. These cookies are used to make it possible to choose ads based on what is relevant for the visitor, to improve reporting about various campaigns, and to prevent ads that have already been shown to a visitor from being showed again.
Is used to keep track of which browser the visitor used.
Google Tag manager
Is used as a web statistics tool with the purpose of storing the number of visitors to the website, where the visitors are from, and which pages have been visited. The information collected is anonymous.
Links from Knowit to websites outside our web domains www.knowit.eu, www.knowit.no, www.knowit.dk, www.knowit.de and www.knowit.se are beyond our control and therefore we cannot, in any way, be held liable for the information on these websites.
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