What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
We use three different types of cookie:
- Login Cookie
When you login to our extranet, we use a cookie to maintain your login status, so that you can download resources from any page. Without this cookie, this functionality will not work.
- Preferences Cookie
- Analytics Cookie
We use Google Analytics to provide us with anonymous browsing information. This information provides us with data to:
- Estimate the geographical regions where our visitors are located
- Understand which pages are most popular and least popular
- Understand which websites are referring visitors to our site
- Understand which pages people land on first (home page or other) and where they navigate to afterwards on our site
- This information enables us to improve our website to provide more relevant information to our audiences.
What cookies do we use?
- Google Analytics
These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from to the site and the pages they visit.
Enables us to track website visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics
Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_
Used to distinguish users.
We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our website and to improve it.
More information on how Google Analytics works and how to manage your preferences can be found here
- Cookie Warning
We use this information to hide the ‘EU Cookie Law’ warning.
- Sites preferences
- Other cookies
We provide links to Youtube videos or LinkedIn pages.
When you click the embedded video link, Youtube sets a cookie.
When you click on a tag or a button, LinkedIn sets a cookie.
Used for routing. Share buttons and ad tags
Browser ID cookie. Share buttons and ad tags
Secure browser ID cookie. Share buttons and ad tags
Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites
Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location
Our Website may link to other webpages. Please note that these webpages or content you access on such webpages may set cookies and that Orbita Ports does not have any control over or provide information about such cookies.
How to amend your cookies settings?
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.