What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved in your browser. It allows websites to recognize browsers that make subsequent requests and to store website settings within the web browser. This in turn allows websites to remember user preferences, to enable users to securely log into secure areas and to create reports on which pages are popular, so that the website can be improved. Cookies may be stored directly by a website that you visit (first-party cookies”) or by third-party services that depend upon the website you visit (“third-party cookies”).
The cookies we use
When you visit our website, the following first-party and third-party cookies may be stored in your browser:
- SoftComply website cookies: these are first-party cookies that are required for the correct functioning of our website. They include, for example, a cookie that enables our website to see you as a single visitor as you move from one page to another and to log securely into the website (the “sessionid” cookie). Additionally, the “csrftoken” cookie protects against the hackers submitting unauthorized data to our server through your account using Cross Site Request Forgery techniques.
- Analytics cookies: we use Google Analytics that allow us to count visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve the way in which our website works, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are looking for. Google Analytics places various cookies in your browser to enable this functionality. These cookies are usually named “_utmX” or “_ga”. To learn more about Google Analytics’ privacy polity and options, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US
How to block cookies
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally by changing your internet software browsing setting. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer, enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. We recommend, that for the highest functionality of our website, you accept the default configuration of your web browser.
Last modified on Jan 31, 2020