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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The following cookies are set when browsing the Maier website. A session cookie will expire when you close the website tab.
|Name of cookie||Related service||Expiry period||Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||Server||Session||This cookie is used for managing user session on the website|
|__cfduid||CloudFlare||5 years||To protect our website from security threats such as hackers and to improve it’s performance our site is routed through CloudFlare.|
|_ga||Google Analytics||2 years||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users|
|_gat||Google Analytics||10 minutes||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate|
|khcookie, APISID,S_awfe, SSID, SS, SID, SAPISID, PREF||Google Maps||10 years||This cookie is set by Google on any page that includes a Google Map. Data stored includes various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.|
|_GRECAPTCHA||Google reCAPTCHA||6 months||This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects the website from spam and abuse. It tracks the visitor’s interactions with the reCAPTCHA challenge to confirm they are human and not a bot.|
|NID||Google reCAPTCHA / Google Maps||6 months||The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g., English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g., 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Google services, like reCAPTCHA or Maps, may use this cookie.|
|1P_JAR||Google reCAPTCHA / Google services||1 month||This cookie carries out information about how the user uses the website and any advertising that the user may have seen before visiting the said website. It’s also used to transfer data to Google to make advertising more engaging.|
Third party cookies
We sometimes embed video content and RSS feeds from different websites. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.