1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file placed on your computer or other IT equipment.
A cookie enables recognition of your computer and the collection of information on what websites and functions have been visited. It helps maintain your settings when you are navigating a website or return to the same website at a later point. Cookies are sometimes used to collect information which is considered personal data, such as your IP address and information related to the IP address, but no information directly related to you as an individual. Cookies are used by practically all websites and the website/Digital Channel is often dependent on cookies to function.
Cookies are either deleted automatically when the user turns off its web browser (so-called “session cookies”), or are stored on the user’s computer to facilitate future visits on the website (so-called “permanent cookies”). Permanent cookies should also be deleted, either automatically or after a certain period.
2. Cookies in PostNord’s digital channels
3. Cookies on directlink.com
Supplier: Google Analytics
First- or Third-party cookie: First-party
Persistence (how long each cookie is valid):
__ga: 2 years
__gat: 1 minute
__gid: 24 hours
__gac: 90 days
__utma: 2 years
__utmz: 6 months
__utmb: 30 minutes
Data that is stored: These cookies store information about how the user uses PostNord’s website, including the number of pages displayed, where the visitor comes from and the number of visits.
Purpose: These cookies are tools for analyzing visitor behavior on the site in order to enhance user experience and ensure site functionality.
Is information transferred to a third party?:
The information in this cookie, including your IP address, is transferred to Google only for the purpose of providing services to PostNord linked to the site. PostNord has no direct access to these IP numbers. Google does not transfer this information to third parties, except in cases where this is required by mandatory law or when third parties process the information on behalf of Google.
For more information about all cookies from Google Analytics, see https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gajs.