What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites save onto your computer via your web browser. Cookies cannot execute programs or place viruses on your computer. Cookies may serve different purposes: Some cookies are required to remember your preferences when using our Website and last only for the duration of your session on our Website and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies gather information that help us to customize our Website to your preferences and make it more interesting to you.
Which cookies are used?
G+D MS uses “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes his browser, while a “persistent cookie” is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal device until it reaches a defined expiration date.
The session cookies used on our Website are named:
DisplayDivasCookiesBanner: This cookie is set to "yes" once the user has acknowledged the "Cookie-Notice".
_hssc: This cookie is used to keep track of sessions. It is used to determine if the session number and timestamps should be incremented in _hstc cookie. Values contained: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp.
_hssrc: This cookie helps to identify new user sessions. It is set to 1 once a user session is started. If the cookie is not set, it is assumed, that this is a new session.
_hstc: This is the main cookie to track visitors. Values contained: domain, hubspot utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
hubspotutk: This cookie helps to keep track of visitors and is passed on to Hubspot on form submission.
_gid: This cookie is used to distinguish users and expires after 24h.
_ga: This cookie is used to distinguish users and expires after 2 years.
_gat: This cookie is used to throttle the request rate and expires after 10 minutes.
G+D MS uses persistent cookies for web analytics purposes.
How can I opt out from the use of session cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to block cookies completely or notify you each time a cookie is set so that you can decide to block it on the spot. However, refusing all cookies could restrict the use of certain functions of our Website. For information on how to change the settings in your computer or mobile device browser to block cookies, please refer to the relevant help menu of your browser or the website of the software manufacturer. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
How can I opt out from a use of persistent cookies?