What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone, etc.) when you visit our Website. For technically non-essential cookies this is only done if the user has given his or her active consent (for details see below). A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie (when it expires), and a randomly generated unique identifier. A cookie may also contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies are served either by Stork – so-called ‘first party cookies’ – or by third parties providing services to Stork; such cookies are referred to as ‘third party cookies’.
For this Statement a cookie may also refer to a web beacon (also called a pixel tag or clear GIF), which is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic.
What types of cookies do we use?
Stork uses technically essential, analytical, and marketing cookies.
‘Technically essential cookies’ are essential to enable you to move around our Website and use its features, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without these cookies, services requested through usage of our Website cannot be properly provided. You may configure your web browser to block technically essential cookies, but you might then not be able to use our Website’s functionalities as intended.
‘Analytical cookies’ collect information about how you use our Website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and how you move around our Website. This help us to improve the user friendliness of our Website and therefore enhance your experience. Further information collected by analytical cookies may include e.g.: internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the Website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated.
‘Marketing cookies’ are used to deliver adverts on third party websites more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help Stork measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
How are third party cookies used?
How do you reject and delete cookies?
For technically essential cookies, your active consent is not required. However, for technically non-essential cookies your active prior consent is required. You can choose to accept, reject or block all or certain technically non-essential cookies set by virtue of your visit to our Website by clicking on the cookie preferences on our Website. At any time, you can change your preferences for our Website and/or the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings. If you reject the use of technically non-essential cookies, you will still be able to visit our Website but some of the functions may not work correctly. You may also visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. You may also find it helpful to consult the documentation for your specific web browser, such as Google Chrome or follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility) to modify your cookie settings. By accepting all or certain technically non-essential cookies, you allow us that we place the respective cookie(s) on your device. You can revoke your consent at any time in Cookie Settings.
Changes to this cookie statementStork may update this Cookie statement from time to time. All updates will be published on our website. You are advised to check this Cookie statement on a regular basis, to ensure that you are aware of any updates issued.
Entry into force
This (updated) Cookie statement entered into force on 1 June 2022.
List of Cookies
You may find detailed information about the different cookies below:
Technically essential cookies:
|Google Analytics _ga||.stork.com||First-party||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitors, sessions and campaign data for the site analytics reports.||developers.google.com/||2 years|
|Google Analytics _gid||.stork.com||First-party||This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track page views.||developers.google.com/||1 day|
|Google Analytics _gat_UA-29790343-1||.stork.com||First-party||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.||developers.google.com/||1 minute|
|CLID||www.clarity.ms||Third-party||This cookie is usually set by Dstillery to enable sharing media content to social media. It may also gather information on website visitors when they use social media to share website content from the page visited.||docs.microsoft.com/||1 year|
|SM||.c.clarity.ms||Third-party||This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics||docs.microsoft.com/||Session|
|MUID||.clarity.ms||Third-party||This cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded Microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.||docs.microsoft.com/||1 year|
|ANONCHK||.c.clarity.ms||Third-party||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website||docs.microsoft.com/||10 minutes|
|anon||.stork.com||Third-party||Determines whether the user's username is displayed in the list of currently logged in members.||1 year|
|cp_last_site_id||.stork.com||Third-party||MSM cookie indicating the last site accessed in the control panel.||Session|
|csrf_token||.stork.com||Third-party||A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks.||2 hours|
|flash||.stork.com||Third-party||Control panel user feedback messages, encrypted for security.||1 day|
|last_activity||.stork.com||Third-party||Records the time of the last page load. Used in calculating active sessions.||1 year|
|last_visit||.stork.com||Third-party||Date of the user's last visit, based on the last_activity cookie. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by forum and comments to show unread topics for both members and guests.||1 year|
|remember||.stork.com||Third-party||Determines whether a user is automatically logged in upon visiting the site.||2 weeks|
|sessionid||.stork.com||Third-party||Session id, used to associate a logged in user with their data.||1-2 hours|
|tracker||.stork.com||Third-party||Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns.||Session|
|visitor_consents||.stork.com||Third-party||Saves responses to Consent requests for non-logged in visitors||1 year|