Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

How we use cookies

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 cookieRelated serviceExpiry periodPurpose
PHPSESSIDServerSessionThis cookie is used for managing user session on the website
__cfduidCloudFlare5 yearsTo protect our website from security threats such as hackers and to improve it’s performance our site is routed through CloudFlare.
_gaGoogle Analytics2 yearsThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users
_gatGoogle Analytics10 minutesThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate
khcookie, APISID,S_awfe, SSID, SS, SID, SAPISID, PREFGoogle Maps10 yearsThis 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.

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.

Google Analytics

Portions of this website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can view Google’s full privacy policy here.