What are cookies?
What exactly are cookies?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie or browser cookie, is a simple text file that is sent from a website’s server to a user’s device while a user is browsing a website. It is stored on a user’s device for a specific period, which is dependent on the type of cookie. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. The website can then read the information on that cookie, allowing it to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
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These cookies allow users to customize how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions and can be used to provide more personal services like local language.
This type of cookie collects information in aggregate about how visitors use our site, which allows us to improve its performance over time. Performance cookies only collect anonymous information, and allow us to:
- Monitor the performance of our site
- Collect information about how people use the site so we can improve it
- Trial new features on a small sample of users
Social media cookies
These cookies allow you to connect with social media, so you can share and promote your Novadent activity within LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter ecc.
What cookies does Novadent use?
Below is a list of the cookies that Novadent uses, the information they hold, and their purpose.
|Google Analytics: |
|2 years |
End of session
|We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither Novadent nor Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.|
|One year |
End of session
|These cookies are used to track a user’s session, when they last visited or did something on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies, only timestamps related to that browser session.|
|NID||6 months||A unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information on Novadent.ie|
|PREF||2 years||Google cookie to remember our users’ basic preferences, such as the fact that a user wants search results in English.|
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