Valid since: 03.04.2020
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, to remember your login details, and so on.
- recognise users and distinguish between visitors;
- tailor the website and content platform to your needs and preferences;
- monitor and manage use of the website and platform; and
- maintain and improve availability and functionality of the website and the Content Platform.
By using cookies, Argus can recognise and provide users of the website and Content Platform with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. This includes delivering more relevant content by understanding a person’s preferences and interests based on their online activity.
Visitors to the website and Content Platform can refuse or prevent the setting of cookies at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies.
Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, under certain circumstances not all functions of our website or Content Platform can be used fully, and settings made by the user may be lost.
3. What types of cookies do we use?
Argus uses the following cookies on its website and Content Platform:
|Cookie||First party or Third Party Cookie||Purpose||Types of Data collected||Duration|
|PHPSESSID||„First Party“||Identifies user sessions||Maintains the logged-in status of a user between webpages visited during the same session.||Session|
|cookieconsent_dismissed||„First Party“||Prevents cookies if consent is not given||Retains a record of the denial or removal of consent to set cookies.||Session|
|FE_USER_AUTH||„First Party“||Tracks the current session of the user||Retains the Authorised status of the user during the current session||Session|
|FE_AUTO_LOGIN||„First Party“||Remembers the user login if ‘Remember Me’ is selected||Retains the Logged-in status and the Authorised status of the user for the duration.||Indefinite once set unless user logs out and logs in, or, re-sets login credentials without selecting ‘Remember Me’|
|_pk_id||„First Party“||Identify Unique users||Stores a unique users ID in Matomo||13 months|
|_pk_ref||„First Party“||Identify the webpage a visitor came from.||Stores the Url, the Visitor came from. Only set if "Do not Track" is disabled.||6 months|
|_pk_ses||„First Party“||Identify Active sessions||Stores the status ‘1’ for an active Session||30 minutes|
|_pk_testcookie||„First Party“||Checks whether the visitor’s browser supports cookies||No data is stored||Directly deleted|
4. Argus is an Argus Group Company.