1.1. What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small text file that a website puts on the hard disk of the visitor’s computer when visiting the website. The main function of Cookies is to distinguish between users. Cookies also serve to optimize the use of websites. For example, they keep the login data and the actions of the visitors. Depending on the origin, function and lifespan, there are several types of Cookies.
1.2. Which categories of Cookies exist and which are used?
Cookies can be distinguished according to their origin, function and lifespan.
1. First Party Cookies
These Cookies are placed by a website that is currently visited by the user.
2. Third Party Cookies
These Cookies are places by a third party that is not part of the website visited. Facebook and LinkedIn are examples of such third parties.
3. Functional Cookies
These Cookies ensure the proper functioning of a website. Functional Cookies are logically First Party Cookies.
4. Non-Functional Cookies
These Cookies are placed for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. Accordingly they grant no support in the functioning of a website. They can be used, for example, for the analysis of the number of visitors to a website.
5. Permanent Cookies
These cookies remain on the visitor’s device during the pre-determined period of time. Each time the user visits a website, they’re activated. Most Non-Functional Cookies are Permanent Cookies.
6. Session Cookies
These Cookies make it possible to simplify the actions of a visitor and to link them to each other during a browser session. Session Cookies are temporary and are deleted when a browser is closed. Most Functional Cookies are Session Cookies.
On the Xenics website, the above-mentioned Cookies are used.
With regard to Third Party Cookies, Xenics refers to the statements made by these parties on their website. Please bear in mind that Xenics has no influence whatsoever on the content of the privacy statements or the Cookies of these websites.
1.3. How can you disable Cookies?
Xenics would like to point out that disabling Cookies has consequences. By disabling the Cookies the visitor may have the impression that certain features or functions of the website are not working properly. If the visitor wishes to disable, delete or change the settings for Cookies, the visitor can use the help function of his browser:
1.4. Questions and changes
For further questions, the Xenics security and privacy officer can be contacted at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.