1.1 What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are saved on the user’s computer when a website is visited.
A distinction is made between permanent and temporary cookies on the one hand, and direct and indirect cookies on the other. Cookies are permanent when they remain on the user’s computer, even after the browser has closed; temporary cookies disappear as soon as the user closes the browser. Direct cookies are sent by the website itself; indirect cookies originate from third parties.
Some of these cookies remember functional preferences, such as the user’s choice of language. Other cookies are intended to enable analysis of information, such as the number of visits to a website. Yet other cookies are used for marketing purposes.
1.2 Definition of ‘our websites’
- The corporate websites of Protime: www.protime.eu
- myProtime Self Service: [yourdomain].myprotime.eu
1.3 Which cookies does Protime use and why?
1.4 Functional cookies
The functional cookies (permanent and direct) on ‘our sites’ register the preferences entered by the visitor (e.g. choice of language) and recognise the visitor when he visits the website again. The advantage of functional cookies is that the visitor is not required to indicate his preferences or fill out forms every time, so the website is easier to use. You can remove these functional cookies by means of the browser settings. See how to do this below.
1.5 Cookies for analytical purposes
1.5.1 Internal usage
Protime collects analytical information about the visitors on ‘our sites’ for internal marketing usage. No data is sold or goes outside Protime for other purposes.
1.5.2 Google analytics
Google complies with the Safe Harbor principles and subscribes to the Safe Harbor program operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In the event that you do not wish data on your website visit to be forwarded to Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
You will find further information on privacy in Google Analytics here.
2 Removing and disabling cookies
Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can remove existing cookies and reject new cookies via the browser settings on your computer. The way of doing this varies from one browser to another. If necessary, consult the Help function of your browser.
If you remove or reject these cookies, you may not be able to make full use of the possibilities provided by ’our websites’.