What are cookies?
Cookies are small (temporary) text files that we transfer to your device that enable the collection of data from your device (“Cookies”). When you visit our website, these files are downloaded to the browser directory or hard drive of your computer, tablet or smartphone (hereinafter “Device”). Each time you visit our website, the cookie and the website communicate with each other and thus recognise your Device. This is useful for both you and us. For example, a cookie can be used to save your text entries in form fields on the website so that you do not have to enter the same information again the next time you visit the website. This improves the user-friendliness of our websites. We manage the cookies using a small program called a tool or tag.
Essential cookies: these cookies are essential for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set in response to your actions when you request a service, such as changing your privacy settings, when you sign in or when you fill out a form. You can set your browser to notify you of these cookies or to block them. However, blocking them will cause parts of the website to stop working. These cookies do not store personally identifiable information.
Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide improved functionality and personalisation. They are set either by us or by third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, these services may not function properly.
Analytics or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and track traffic flows so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.
How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy?
Where permitted by law, we set cookies after receiving your consent via the cookie banner you see when you first use our website which is permanently available on the website or via your browser settings. Please note that certain functionality embedded on the website requires third parties to set cookies in order to function. These cookies are only set when you interact with the functionality.
You can manage your cookie settings using the setting options listed below or by configuring your browser settings. Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your respective browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or not at all. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies already stored in your browser or to have the storage period displayed. Furthermore, it is possible to set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various browsers can differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options. Below you will find general instructions on how to manage cookies for the most popular browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera Web. If you would like a comprehensive overview of all third-party accesses to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins for this purpose.
Lifetime of Cookies
Cookies have a lifetime. Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Others (for example, those with login details) can remain on your computer for years if you do not delete them. You can delete cookies at any time. Click on one of the links above to go to your browser’s user manual. After deleting cookies, you may need to log in again to some websites or specify your preferences.
What cookies does Web Designers in RI use?
First party and third-party cookies commonly used on the Sites are listed in the table below. We strive to keep this list current and will update it accordingly. In any case, you can always manage all cookies and other tracking technologies used on the website.
|The tk_or is a referral cookie set by the JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack.
|JetPack installs this cookie to collect internal metrics for user activity and in turn improve user experience.
|The tk_lr is a referral cookie set by the JetPack plugin on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack.
|This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
|The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
Jetpack for WordPress
We have integrated Jetpack a WordPress plug-in that offers additional functions. Jetpack allows us, among other things, an overview of the visitors to our website. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of images integrated on the website. The Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is offered by Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Jetpack uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc.
Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, your visit is automatically registered and transmitted to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, the data obtained is used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has accessed the website and is evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies.
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc. This means that the data collected can in principle be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, whereby the IP addresses are anonymized by means of IP anonymization so that an allocation is not possible. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can object to the collection and processing of this data by Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.