Cookies Policy

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to SKIM Europe. For more information about us, see “our details” section. By actively continuing to browse this site after the cookie notification pop-up language has become visible on your screen, you agree to our use of cookies.

Cookies that we use
Cookies that our service providers use
Managing cookies
Our details

Cookies what we use

There are no cookies owned by SKIM Europe.

Cookies that our service providers use

There are 4 categories of cookies that our service providers use, namely “strictly necessary”, “performance”, “functionality”, and “targeting” cookies.

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features.
  • Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your name, country or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting cookies contain a unique key that is able to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store code that can be translated into a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere.

Below are the cookies that our service providers use:

Strictly necessary cookies

__cfduid (owned by Cloudflare)
Domain: .hubspot.com
To identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis
Expires: 1 year

hubspotutk (owned by HubSpot)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
To keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.
Expires: 10 years

hubspotutk (owned by HubSpot)
Domain: .hubspot.com
To keep track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.
Expires: 10 years

Performance cookies

_ga (owned by Google Analytics)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
To distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
Expires: 2 years

_gat_UA-6315722-1 (owned by Google Analytics)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
To throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Expires: 1 minute

_gid (owned by Google Analytics)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
To store and update a unique value for each page visited.
Expires: 24 hours

Targeting cookies

__hstc (owned by HubSpot)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
Expires: 2 years

__hssc (owned by HubSpot)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
Expires: 30 min

__hssrc (owned by HubSpot)
Domain: .skimgroup.com
Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it to 1 and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session.
Expires: None. Session cookie

BizoID, UserMatchHistory (owned by LinkedIn)
Domain: .ads.linkedin.com
LinkedIn Ad Analytics
Expires: 6 months

bcookie (owned by LinkedIn)
Domain: .linkedin.com
Browser ID cookie
Expires: 1 year

lidc (owned by LinkedIn)
Domain: .linkedin.com
Used for routing
Expires: 1 day

lang (owned by LinkedIn)
Domain: .ads.linkedin.com
Expires: None. Session cookie

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  • https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
  • https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  • http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  • https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
  • https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by SKIM Europe (B.V. SKIM Mc.Ma). You can contact us:

  • by post to our HQ, P.O. Box 29044, Rotterdam, 3001GA The Netherlands;
  • using our website contact form; or
  • by telephone, on +31 10 282 3535.
  • by email to dataprotection@skimgroup.com

Last updated: May 24th, 2018