Last updated: June 2018
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites via an internet browser as a tool to remember your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org
The cookies on the Eurestex website gather information about site usage and allow us to understand how visitors use and interact with our website. We also use them to calculate how many visitors we have on our website, and how long they stay on our website. This data is collected anonymously by Google Analytics.
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on your device during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser, they do not collect any personal data from your computer.
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your device and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
Below is a list of cookies that we use on the Eurestex website;
|Cookie Name||Cookie Owner||Cookie Description|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||Google Analytics||Used to throttle request rate|
|_ga||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users|
|DYNSRV||Hosting Provider||This cookie is believed to be used for load balancing to manage server traffic demand|
The Eurestex website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Can I turn cookies off?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You can turn off cookies or block those which are unacceptable to you. You can also delete existing cookies. All modern browsers allow you to do this and your browser settings have instructions on this.
Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.