Use of cookies on visitoslo.com

Use of cookies on visitoslo.com

Last updated: 19.07.2018.

 

Visitoslo.com uses cookies. These are small text files that are saved on your device when you open a website. Cookies store information about your visit to the website. NB: They do not store data that can identify you personally.

Cookies can be useful both for the website owner and the visitor. The owner can use this data to customise the pages, thus creating a better user experience. Cookies can, for example, remember which items you have put in your online shopping basket. Statistical cookies can provide the website owner with information about which pages have been visited and how much time the user has spent on the website.

Cookies only store text. The information is always anonymous and is also usually encrypted. All browsers give you the opportunity to administer what you want cookies to do. The browser also lets you check which cookies are saved on your computer, and you can delete specific cookies (or all of them).

 

Consent and information about cookies
By using visitoslo.com, you agree to our use of cookies. Pursuant to the Norwegian Electronic Communications Act § 2-7b, visitors must be informed, and approve what information is being processed, what the purpose is, and who processes the information. By using a website, you agree to the use of all cookies unless you delete or block cookies in your browser.


Deleting and blocking cookies
Most browsers are by default set to accept cookies. You can delete and block cookies in the browser’s settings. See guideline for managing cookies. Please note that if you block cookies, this may affect site functionality and user experience.

Statistical cookies
We use the statistical tool Google Analytics for collecting information about visits to the website. This information cannot be traced back to you personally. We record information about which pages you visit, how much time you spend on each page, and which country you are visiting from. Through Google Analytics we can the study traffic, user patterns and trends on the website. By gathering this data, we obtain useful information about use of the website, which we can use to create better services.

We use cookies where the information is stored in a text file on your computer. This is common practice. The Google Analytics cookie is a so-called first-party cookie. It has a setting that ensures that it deletes itself after 24 months if you do not return to this website. in accordance with Google's guidelines for use of Google Analytics, no personal information about users is stored. The collected data is stored in Google's servers. You can read more about how Google collects and protects data on Google’s website about how they use cookies

Google Analytics anonymises your IP address before the data is stored by Google. Thus, the stored IP address cannot be used to identify you personally.

 

How long do cookies exist? 
Different cookies have different expiry times. Many cookies expire when your session ends, i.e. as soon as you leave a website. Others are stored for a while before they expire. Expiry times are given for each cookie in the table below.

 

Name of cookie Type and function  Expires
_ga

Type: HTTP
Used by Google Analytics to track visits to the website (length of visit, pages visited, browser used, etc.). 

after 2 years
_gat
_gid
Type: HTTP 
Used by Google Analytics to track visits to the website (length of visit, pages visited, browser used, etc.). 

end of session
ads/ga-audiences Type: Pixel
Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

end of session
ads/user-lists/#  Type: Pixel

end of session
anj Type: HTTP
Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

after 3 months
collect Type: Pixel

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

end of session
fr Type: HTTP
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

after 3 months
impression.php/# Type: Pixel 
Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button.

end of session

tr Type: Pixel
Used by facebook.com. 

end of session

 

uuid2 Type: Pixel
Used by facebook.com. 
Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

after 3 months

sess Type: HTTP
Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

end of session

test_cookie

Type: HTTP
Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

end of session

Citybreak_online
online3

Used by the booking engine Citybreak in connection with the booking of accommodation and activities in the website’s booking solution.

 
FormCookie Used in connection with the filling out of forms on the website.

 

ASP.NET_SessionId
ARRAffinity

Type: HTTP
Cookies used by the publishing tool on which the site is based. These are essential for the website to function. 

 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YSC

Type: HTTP 
Used by YouTube to estimate the user’s bandwidth (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE) and for statistics of viewings of the integrated YouTube video (YSC). 

after 8 months
cookieStatus This is installed when you click on the button to close the cookie infobox – this means that this infobox is not shown the next time you visit the website.

 
CookieConsent Type: HTTP
Stores the user’s consent to the website using cookies.

after 1 year
__cfduid Type: HTTP
Used by snapwidget.com. 
Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

after 1 year

csrftoken Type: HTTP 
Used by instagram.com. 
Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

after 1 year