Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies make it possible for the website to recognise your device, and to gather information about the pages and functions that you use in your browser. However, cookies cannot identify who you are, what your name is, where you live, or whether your computer is used by one or several people.
A cookie file is passive and can not spread computer viruses or other malicious programs. Often they help analyze how the website is used, to improve the user experience. In several cases, cookies may be necessary to provide a service. Cookies are usually automatically deleted from the browser when it is closed (so-called session cookies). Cookies can also be set with an expiration time, so that data exists for a shorter or longer period (persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are usually stored on the hard disk. Furthermore, a distinction is usually made between first party cookies and third party cookies. First Party Cookies are set by the page the user visits. Third Party Cookies are set by a third party which has elements embedded on the page the user visits.
At jacobgroth.com we use Google Analytics to analyze how users use the site. The information that cookies collect about use (i.e. traffic data and your IP address) is stored on Google’s servers. Jacobgroth.com uses the information to prepare reports on website activity.
Note: If the law requires it, Google can disclose information to third parties.
Google Analytics create two types of cookies: A persistent cookie that indicates whether the user is recurrent, where the user comes from, what search engine used, keywords, etc. They also use session cookies to show when and how long a user is on the site. We do not compare the IP address with other information that Google holds.