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
Managing cookies
Our details

Cookies what we use

There are 4 categories of cookies that we use, namely “necessary”, “preferences”, “statistics”, and “marketing” cookies.

  • Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preferences cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  • Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Below are the cookies that our service providers use:

Necessary cookies

__cfduid
Provider: freegeoip.net
Expiry: 1 year
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

__cfduid
Provider: hs-analytics.net
Expiry: 1 year
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

__cfduid
Provider: hsleadflows.net
Expiry: 1 year
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

__cfduid
Provider: hs-scripts.com
Expiry: 1 year
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

__cfduid
Provider: hubspot.com
Expiry: 1 year
Purpose: Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

Preferences cookies

lang
Provider: ads.linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.

lang
Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.

userRegion
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: Persistent until it’s removed by the user
Purpose: Remembers the user’s selected region used by the “contact an expert” box at the top right of the website pages.

Statistics cookies

_ga
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

_gid
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

collect
Provider: google-analytics.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Marketing cookies

__hssrc
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Used by HubSpot to collects anonymous statistical data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website’s users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customized online advertising .

__ptq.gif
Provider: hubspot.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

bcookie
Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

bscookie
Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

hubspotutk
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: 10 years
Purpose: Keeps track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to the marketing platform HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.

lidc
Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Purpose: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

UserMatchHistory
Provider: ads.linkedin.com
Expiry: 29 days
Purpose: Unclassified.

__ab12#
Provider: skimgroup.com
Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: Unclassified.

BizoID
Provider: ads.linkedin.com
Expiry: 29 days
Purpose: Unclassified.

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: Aug 14th, 2018