Blue Lines’ cookie policy

Blue Lines’ cookie policy

Why we use cookies and how you can delete them

During your visit to our website, we may place cookies on your computer’s hard drive to attune the website better to the needs of returning visitors. These small files or cookies are not used to monitor the visitor's browsing behaviour on other websites. Your internet browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies, to receive a warning when a cookie is installed, or to remove the cookies from your hard drive afterwards. Please consult the help function of your internet browser to do this. 

What cookies we use and how long they are stored

Cookie name

Retention time

Explanation

local

One year

This functional cookie is used to remember your language preferences on the website so that we do not keep sending you to the default language version of the website each time you visit.  

 

accepts_cookies_from_bluelinesbe 

 

Two years and nine months

This functional cookie only appears after the cookie notice has been closed, so we can keep track of whether this should be shown.



 

_ga

Two years

A cookie used by Google Analytics to track anonymised visitor statistics.
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

_gat

Two minutes

A cookie used by Google Analytics to track anonymised visitor statistics.
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

_gid

One day

A cookie used by Google Analytics to track anonymised visitor statistics.
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

 

Third-party cookies

In some cases, we also use trusted third-party cookies.

This website uses Google Analytics. This is one of the most widely used and reliable analytical solutions on the internet that helps to collect information about how the website is best used and how the user experience can be improved. These cookies may track how long you browse the website and which pages you visit. In this way, we can continue to make interesting content. 

The data held by Google Analytics are anonymised. Blue Lines only receives statistical data about visitor behaviour from Google Analytics, but no actual personal data.

We also use Campaign Monitor when sending e-mails. Campaign Monitor uses tracking technology. We use the data that are stored in this way mainly to understand which topics our users find interesting, by monitoring whether e-mails are opened, and on which links the readers of the e-mails click. We use these data to improve the e-mails that we send out and the services we offer.