Generalizing there are two kinds of cookie from a purpose perspective
- Those that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website
- Those cookies for other purposes, to improve the user experience and analytics
A more elaborate explanation can be found on https://gdpr.eu/cookies/ (the European unions website where the legislation is explained)
Please find enclosed the list of cookies used and their purpose. You can investigate which cookies are set by visiting your browsers security settings, or use an external tool as https://www.cookieserve.com/
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictkly necessary for the functioning of the website. By law these cookies allowed to be set regardless of consent.
This is a cookie set by cloudflare to distinguish users. Cloudflare is a service used to speed up the website and mitigate potential attacks. This cookie is in no way related to a real life person.
This random number cookie is set by Joomla itself (the above is an example). This cookies is deleted as soon as the browser is closed (session cookie). It is used for example to persist the language choice, keep track login status and it protects the contact form being used by spammers
Record the consent status for storing cookies as to not bother the user everytime he visists the site
In accordance with privacy laws we ask ask for permission to store these "other" cookies
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. (analytics)
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form. (analytics)
This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites. (Performance)
Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.
This cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. (performance)
This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. (Advertisement)