A cookie is a small text message which is typically stored on your computer when using the internet. Data from cookies cannot be used to gather personal information. On eu2012.dk cookies are used for several purposes which you can read about below. Cookies are primarily used to improve the user experience on eu2012.dk.
Cookies from eu2012.dk
Choice of website layout:
A cookie is stored with information about the choice of website type, i.e. whether the mobile website or the full website has been detected or chosen. This cookie is set when the visitor accesses the website and the value is changed when the visitor actively changes from one type of website to the other.
Choice of language:
A cookie is stored with the visitors choice of language. It is not set until a language on eu2012.dk is actively chosen. When a visitor visits eu2012.dk again the website will by default be shown in the chosen language which is either Danish, French, English or German.
On the mobile website a cookie is set to ensure that the bubble text explaining how to add a bookmark to the home screen of a smart phone is only shown the first time a visitor accesses the mobile site.
Third party cookies
Cookies from AddThis register if a page is shared and the editors of eu2012.dk can see how many people share a page and which pages are being shared. However, it is not possible to see who is sharing a page.
The cookies from AddThis also gives access to information regarding the users' browser version, referring websites and geographic location e.g. country. Read more on AddThis Privacy & Data Practices
Twitter is an integrated part of eu2012.dk, which means that Twitter's cookies are also used on eu2012.dk.
The cookies from Twitter gives access to the same information as Google Analytics and AddThis. Like cookies from Google Analytics and AddThis cookies from Twitter do not give access to information that can lead to personal identification. Information gathered by the cookies from Twitter is used to improve Twitter's services.
How to delete cookies from you computer
In most browsers you can choose advanced cookie settings and add the web domain to the list of websites you wish to block from placing cookies on your computer if you do not wish to allow cookies from a website. This is also where you can delete all cookies your browser has saved.
If you do not wish your visits to be registered by Google Analytics, you can use Google's Opt-Out Browser Add-on. However, be aware that your visits to other websites using Google Analytics will not be registered either if you install this browser plugin.
Read how to delete cookies in the most common browsers: