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Website Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet. This website, along with many others, use cookies. Cookies let users navigate around sites and (where appropriate) let us tailor the content to fit the needs of our site’s visitors.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (see Control below). This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer.

We do not use this information for anything other than our own analysis. The cookies we use do not enable any website visitor to be individually identified and will only be used for website analytics purposes, for example, to show which areas of our site people find most useful and whether these are easy to reach.

Control of Website Cookies

You may decline cookies via use of your web browser settings which allow you to decide if you want to access sites which use cookies. Details will be available in the “Help” menu. 

You can manage consent on the Hausfeld Cookie Policy page but please note that declining some of the cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Website users who don’t want their data collected with Google analytics can install the Google analytics opt-out browser add-on. This is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded and installed via the Google analytics opt-out page

The following cookies are used by Hausfeld:

Necessary cookies

Session cookies (deleted when all the browser windows are closed).

  • hau18_publisher_tracker: stores details about the user used to determine which language previous pages displayed to the user to facilitate backwards navigation. A session cookie.
  • Hau18_stashid: used for caching code fragments specific to the user's session. A session cookie.
  • PHPSESSID: this cookie is native to PHP applications and enables websites to store serialised state data which is used to establish a user session. PHP is a server side scripting language to develop static and dynamic websites and web applications. A session cookie.
  • X-Mapping-#: saves the address and port number of the web server that is managing the session. Used to improve website’s performance security. A session cookie.

Short term

  • hau18_csrf_token: used to prevent CSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery) attacks against the site. Duration 2 hours.
  • hau18_flash: stores flash data (small bits remembered across a single request. e.g. form was submitted successfully). Duration 1 day.
  • hau18_publisher_site_language: stores the current language used to display to the user. Duration 30 days.

Longer term

  • hau18_hausfeld_location:  stores the location selected by the user. Session or 1 year if remember is checked.
  • hau18_last_activity: stores the last time a page was loaded in this Session (see the PHPSESSID above) to prevent premature expiration of the data. Duration 1 year.
  • hau18_last visit: stores the last time the user's session was expired. It is used in spam prevention. Duration 1 year.
  • hau18_visitor_consents: stores the cookie types the user has consented to. Duration 1 year.

Functionality cookies

  • hau18_tracker: stores the last 5 pages the user visited on the site to facilitate redirects after form submissions. A session cookie.

Targeting cookies

Google Analytics helps us with the reporting related to our website. The following cookies are linked to the Hausfeld website:

  • _ ga: used to distinguish users. 2 years.
  • _gid: used to distinguish users. 24 hours.
  • _gat: used to throttle request rate. 1 minute.

For more explanation on Google Analytics and its cookie usage and how it collects and processes data for use in evaluating use of our website, click on the links provided.

AddThis relates to responsive sharing buttons and uses cookies:

  • _atuvs: set by the AddThis sharing widget. Duration 30 minutes.
  • _atuvc  : set by the AddThis sharing widget. Duration 13 months.

Cookies in Emails

We use cookies and similar technologies in some of our emails, for example when we send an invitation to an event or a newsletter. You will have the option to manage preferences or unsubscribe. These cookies ensure that if you unsubscribe, we don’t email you again and help us understand whether you’ve opened an email and how you’ve interacted with it. Please note that we will only send you emails occasionally; when we have met or have been introduced to you; and because we think the content may be of relevance to you.

If you have enabled the images within the email, cookies may be set on your computer or device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.

The types of cookies used are:

Web beacons: they help display emails in the best format for your device and tell us whether you’ve opened the email, when, and how often, the location and whether you clicked a link.

Link tracking: if the email contains a (number of) hyperlink(s), each has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links, we can understand who has, for example, clicked through to our website, accepted or declined an invitation.

We use this information to view how effective our mailings are. You are able to unsubscribe at any time.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.

Once you use these links and leave our site, please note that we do not control the other website(s) and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Such sites are not governed by our Privacy Policy. We recommend you exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website(s) in question.

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