About cookies on this website
Purpose and general information
Note: The overview below does is not necessarily exhaustive for all of this website's pages. Some of our pages integrate content from other websites or services (typically YouTube, Vimeo, and/or Google Maps or other map services), which may set their own cookies.
Statistics and analyses
Improving our website is a continuous effort, and knowledge about how our pages actually perform in real life is essential to the process. In order to gain insight into that, we use a tool for collecting and analyzing statistics (Google Analytics).
Social media sharing etc.
We want sharing our content to be easy, and use a third-party solution designed specifically for that purpose (AddThis).
|Name||Purpose||Expiration time||Related to|
|JSESSIONID||Used to connect multiple request made in a single session.||Session||This website|
|__atssc||Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated.||2 years||AddThis|
Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.
|__atuvs||Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.||30 mins||AddThis|
Used to differentiate between users and sessions. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|2 years||Google Analytics|
Used to identify new sessions and visits. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|30 min||Google Analytics|
Obsolete. Used today only to ensure interoperability with out-of-date versions. Historically used in combination with __utmb to determine if a user was in a new session/visit.
Used to throttle the request rate.
|10 mins||Google Analytics|
|__utmv||Used to store custom variables per visit. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years||Google Analytics|
Usedto keep track of the traffic source or campaign, revealing some information on how the user reached the website. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
|6 months||Google Analytics|
|_ga||Used to differentiate between users.||2 years||Google Analytics|
|di||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||2 years||AddThis|
|di2||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||2 years||AddThis|
|dt||Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.||1 month||AddThis|
|loc||Used to help publishers understand approximately where in the world their content is being shared. (Geolocation.)||2 years||AddThis|
|ssc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|psc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|uid||Used to differentiate between users.||2 years||AddThis|
|um||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
|uvc||Used to register shares and social activity.||2 years||AddThis|
Used by the service. (Purpose unknown, assumed not in use any longer.)