Use of Cookies

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The following types of cookies are used on this website:

  • Session cookies: cookies that are temporary and used to enhance the use of the website.
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    • Google Analytics is used to gather statistics on website usage. Sobi does not use cookies to identify you, or for any other purposes than those described in this Use of Cookies section.

A Facebook Pixel is an analytics tool used to serve the Facebook ads towards an audience that has engaged with specific landing pages.

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Our Cookies

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
Google Analytics    
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
Facebook Pixel    
Facebook Pixel Code 120 days Small piece of JavaScript code used for measuring, targeting, optimisation and creation of target groups for Facebook advertisements, unless you opt out.
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__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Site specific cookies    
ca_closed Session Used to store users approval of cookie usage.
Youtube    
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 8 months Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
PREF 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
r/collect Session Used by Youtube for advertising
CONSENT 13 months Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

 

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