About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files with information stored on your computer (or another device you use to access the website) when you visit a website. A cookie will typically contain the name of the site that the cookie came from, how long the cookie will be stored and a number (usually a randomly generated unique number). Cookies are used to make websites work more effectively but also to provide certain information to the owner of a website. Cookies make it possible to distinguish different users from each other, which can give each user a more personalized and positive experience of the website.

What does Mittel use cookies for?

Mittel uses cookies needed for the site to work correctly and are necessary for you to navigate around the website and use its features.

The website also uses cookies which make it possible to optimize the website’s functions to improve your experience and to individualize future visits, by remembering your user preferences such as for example your preferred language.

Cookies that are used on the Mittel website

There are three types of cookies on the website:

Long-term cookies, i.e. Cookies that saves a file on your device for an extended period. Long-term cookies are used, for example, with functions which describe what information is new since you last visited the site. How long the cookie remains on your device depends on the lifetime of the specific cookie and your browser settings.

Session cookies, i.e. cookies that are temporarily stored in your devise’s memory while you are visiting a website and when you’re navigating on a page. Session cookies are used, for example, to determine what language you have chosen. When you leave a site the session cookies used are deleted.

Third-party cookies, i.e. cookies that belong to domains other than those shown in the address bar. Third-party Cookies allows for tracking of the user’s browsing history.

The table below lists the individual cookies used on our website, their purpose, what information the cookie saves, if it is a long-term cookie, a session cookie (or a third-party cookie), the retention period of every cookie that is stored on the hard disk and whether the information comes from, or are disclosed to third parties.

Cookie Purpose Retention
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute

How to block and/or delete cookies

Most browsers have a default setting that accept the use of cookies. You can change these settings so that you are warned whenever a cookie is sent to your device, or create a main rule, which means that cookies are blocked. You can also choose to delete all the cookies that are stored on your device.

Instructions on how to delete stored cookies or change your cookie settings is specified in the browser’s help function. If you use different devices to view and access the website, you have to ensure that the browser on each device is adjusted to your preferences regarding cookies.