What are Cookies and why are they used?
A cookie is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer or internet enabled device (“Device”). The Klas website sends cookies to your computer or Device when you visit it, request or personalise information, or register yourself for certain services. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you visit our website. It also helps us to track user traffic patterns and in doing so, we can examine how useful our website is to you and how effective the navigation structure is in helping you access the information you require.
What are Web Beacons and why are they used?
Web beacons are a similar technology to cookies and they can help deliver a better online experience. Essentially, a web beacon is an electronic image, found on a website or HTML-formatted e-mail (also referred to as a single-pixel or clear GIF). Web beacons collect only limited information such as a cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon is placed. They are a way of gathering basic statistics and managing cookies, however they do not give away any extra information from your computer. If you disable cookies on your web browser this will also prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity, however the web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address.
What other Tracking Technologies does Klas use?
Klas may also use customised links or other similar technologies to track e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your Personal Information in order to provide you with more focused e-mail communications or purchase information. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
What types of Cookies are used on this website?
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
These cookies keep track of which cookies you approved.
This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic and it does not store any personally identifiable information.
This cookie is used to distinguish users.
These cookies are used to throttle request rate.
This cookie is written to the browser upon your first visit. It is used to identify unique visitors and is updated with each page view.
2 years from set/ update
This cookie is used to establish and continue a web session. When a user loads a web page on our site, the Google Analytics code checks for this cookie and if the cookie is missing, Google Analytics treats the session as a new session and creates a new _utmb cookie. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes.
30 minutes from set/ update
This cookie works along with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. It expires when the user exits the browser.
This cookie keeps track of how the user reached our site, whether via a direct link, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.
6 months from set/ update
This cookie is set only for users who can log in to WordPress. It tells the WORDFENCE firewall what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make wise decisions about who can be allowed and who should be blocked.
This cookie is used to notify the WORDFENCE administrator when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.
WORDFENCE allows a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL and this cookie is set for anyone who knows the hidden URL. This cookie is used to track who is allowed to bypass the country’s blocking.
Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID 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.
GPS cookies are used by YouTube to record your geographic location when you watch a video on www.youtube.com. Pages on www.klasgroup.com that have embedded a video on YouTube will put this cookie.
YSC cookies are used by YouTube to control unique visitors when you watch a video on www.youtube.com. Pages on www.klasgroup.com that have embedded a video on YouTube will put this cookie.
End of session
This cookie is used by YouTube to calculate the bandwidth you have with your Internet Service Provider in order to give you the best resolution of the video. All pages on www.klasgroup.com that have embedded a video on YouTube will put this cookie.
IDE is a Google cookie used by YouTube to register if you click on an advertisement when you watch a video on www.youtube.com. Pages on www.klasgroup.com that have embedded a video from YouTube will set this cookie.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can set your browser to warn you before it accepts cookies or to refuse the cookies when your browser alerts you to their presence. You may also set your browser to refuse all cookies.
Please note that while you may browse most of the Klas website without accepting cookies, disabling cookie support may prevent the Klas website from functioning properly and you will be unable to access some parts of the website and some of the web services will not be available to you.
For instructions on how to manage and disable cookies on some of the most popular browsers click on the links below:
Changes to this Policy
Last Updated: 7th January 2021