Cookies allow websites to recognize users‘ computers and smart devices. A cookie is sort of digital signal that remembers information about your visits on the web. Cookies are small text files that your web browser saves on your computer if your browser is configured to accept cookies. Cookies enable the website to remember certain user preferences to improve user experience and report site usage statistics.
A distinction is made between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies allow a website to connect to user’s actions while the user is browsing the website. Session cookies are generally automatically deleted when user leaves the website and are therefore not saved for a longer period. Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer, thus remembering user’s choices or actions on the website. LEX uses both session cookies as well as persistent cookies.
COOKIES ON THE LEX WEBSITE
We use Google Analytics services to analyse traffic to our website and to differentiate you from other users on the LEX website. The service includes collection of information (see further information below) and the preparation of a report regarding trends on our site, without any individual users or personal information being disclosed. Google Analytics creates both persistent cookies as well as session cookies.
The cookies that can be found on the GH Sigurgeirsson Intellectual Property website are as follows:
|_utma||Google Analytics||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website, as well as data for the first visit and the most recent visit.||2 years|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||Collects a timestamp with the exact time of access to the website of the user. It is used to calculate the duration of a visit to the website.||session|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||Collects a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leave the site. It is used to calculate the duration of a visit to the website.||session|
|_utmt||Google Analytics||Used to limit the speed of requests to the website.||session|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||It collects data on the user ‘s source, search engine used, link clicked, and search term used.||6 months|
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO TURN OFF COOKIES
Users can decide whether to allow some or all cookies in web browser settings. Deleting your cookies does not affect your experience of the site. Users can configure cookie settings and prevent LEX from collecting statistics cookies.
Users can delete cookies in the browser used at any given time.
Instructions for different browsers can be found below: