What are cookies?
Cookies are a kind of short-term memory for the website. They are stored in your browser and enable Services to 'remember' little bits of information between pages you visit.
What types of cookies are there?
In terms of how long information is stored there are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies – session cookies retain information about the user only while their session lasts. Once you close the website (end your session) these cookies are deleted. This type of cookie is mostly used in e-commerce websites.
- Permanent cookies – these cookies remain after the user has left the website. This type of cookie saves your login information and passwords to make filling out details easier. By law this type of cookie must be deleted after 12 months.
The other main distinction in cookie types is between Internal and Third-party cookies:
Differences between Internal cookies and Third-party cookies
- Internal cookies are also known as First-party cookies. These cookies collect analytical data, save your language and other preferences. They are stored by the website you are visiting directly (in this case www.fortissio.com).
- Third-party cookies are used by marketers and advertisers to collect data like spending habits, user age and demographic, which they use to provide better tailored services and products to their clients. They are created by third-party domains, not the one you are visiting directly.
Cookies and personal information
Newly created cookies do not contain any personal information – they don’t scan your computer or try to find out your personal information. The only way cookies can get your personal information is after you insert it on a website’s form. Even then the cookies store your information in a code, and it is unreadable to any third party. The only one that can read and decode this information is the website that created the cookies.
What are they used for?
|Duration (how long the cookie is saved)||Personal information collection|
|instid||Internal||730 days||No||Used to distinguish users and track app installation.|
|err||Internal||Session||No||Used to track/ display errors.|
|dsp||Internal||3 hours||No||Used to track the latest DSP the user came from.|
|uuid / __u||Internal||730 days||No||Used to distinguish users.|
|f||Internal||3 hours||No||Used to track the latest funnel the user came from.|
|uf||Internal||3 hours||No||Used to track the unknown funnel the user came from.|
|externalParams||Internal||3 hours||No||Used to track any external parameters set by third party integrations or any other data not being tracked in any other way.|
|__ppx||Internal||730 days/ unset when executed||No||Used to track and execute third party pixel upon user registration.|
|bw_is_cookie_accepted_||Internal||1 month||No||Used to track user's GDPR consent.|
|HideDisclaimer||Internal||7 days||No||Used to track user's consent with a disclaimer.|
|_country_restriction / country_redirection||Internal||7 days||No||Used to track the user's language and redirect to the correct language version of the site.|
|bw_download_app_||Internal||7 days||No||Used to track the user's interaction with a "app download" popup.|
|SerialId||Internal||90 minutes||No||Used to track the user's serial id they came from.|