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?

Protime uses cookies for both functional and analytical purposes. These cookies are used only to improve the user experience for visitors to our website as well as additional communications based on preferences and surfing behavior. Personal details gathered via cookies are used for the sole purpose of .personalized offers and will never be sold or given to third parties.

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

This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) for statistical purposes. Google Analytics itself uses cookies (temporary, permanent and direct) to analyse how visitors use ‘our sites’. The information generated by the cookies concerning your use of the Protime websites (including your IP address, time of visit to the site, the type of browser that you use, the pages you consult and the files you download) is transferred to and archived by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to create reports on the website activity for Protime. Google may not supply this information to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so. Google will not combine your IP address with other data at its disposal. By using ‘our sites’, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes as described above.

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’.