You’ve probably heard about cookies, cookie consent and GDPR. But what are cookies exactly and why are they important for your website?
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are little data files that a website server stores on your computer or device, either momentarily or permanently, through your browser. Cookies contain a unique code that allows your browser to recognize you during your visit to this website (= a session cookie), as well as on subsequent visits or uses (= a permanent cookie). Cookies enable a website's use to be simplified, supplemented, and personalized.
2. What are cookies used for?
They allow the website to recognize your device and save specific information about your preferences or prior actions in order to enable or improve the website's functionality. They also supply data to the editors of the website. In conclusion, cookies assist us in providing and improving a decent browsing experience on our website.
3. Who use the cookies?
4.What types of cookies are used by SQLI?
The cookies that the site may place on your computer as you browse are mostly used to:
- check that the numerous scripts utilized in its coding are working properly,
- ensuring that it is being tracked using Google Analytics' tools
4.1 Functional Cookies
These cookies are required for you to be able to view the website and utilize certain features. These cookies help you move between different parts of the website and fill out forms, for example. Some sections of the website will not work or will not perform optimally if you refuse these cookies. In terms of social networking cookie sharing: Our site includes sharing links for SQLI's third-party social media sites, allowing you to share material from our site with other SQLI users. When you visit a web page that contains one of these buttons or modules, your browser may send information to the social network, which may subsequently link your viewing to your profile. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of these social networks to learn more about how they may use the browsing data they acquire through these buttons and modules: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.
4.2 Performance Cookies
Cookies that enable website analysis are known as performance cookies. These are cookies that gather information on how users use the website, such as the pages they visit or the amount of error messages they receive, in order to analyze and improve how the website is used.
4.3 Marketing cookies
These are cookies that provide information about how this site's information is used and shared, as well as retargeting tools. Google Tag Manager (statistical cookies) and Google Ads are also used on this website (marketing cookies).
5. Cookie management
We recommend that you go to the browser developer's website to learn more about alternative browsers. To disable Google Analytics tracking on all websites, please visit here.