Cookie policy

Version: 1.1 
Approved on: November 20, 2023.

1. What are cookies?

1.1. What are cookies and why are they important for user experience?

This website uses cookies.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are stored in your computer (web browser) or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website (or app) that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences. They help us understand how our website is used and improve your online experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of the data that we collect via cookies.

2. What type of cookies do we use?

2.1 Which cookies are used by COB International?

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, which are automatically deleted from your computer or device at the end of the browser session. Session cookies are needed to help the website function.

In addition to these we also use longer-term cookies that stay on your computer or device. On a subsequent visit it is then automatically recognised that you have previously visited us, and we know which input and settings you prefer. These cookies are stored on your computer or device and are automatically deleted after 30 days. They make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. These cookies make it possible for us to show you information that is relevant to you. The sole purpose of these cookies is to adapt our content to your needs as well as to make browsing our pages as enjoyable as possible.

2.2 What data is stored in the cookies?

Only pseudonymous data is stored in our cookies. On activation, the cookie is allocated an identification number; we do not allocate personal data to this identification number. Your name, your IP address and other such data that might allow the cookie to be traced to you directly are not stored in the cookie. We receive only aggregated information, relating for example to which of our pages have been visited, which products were viewed, etc.

2.3 What is onsite targeting?

Data is collected on COB International Websites (, and – “Website”) using cookies for optimisation of our advertising and of the entire online experience. This data is not used to identify you personally but solely serves the purpose of conducting a pseudonymous evaluation of the use made of our pages. With this technology, we can present advertising, special offers and services to you, the content of which is based on information obtained from a connection to click-stream analysis (for example, advertising that is based on the fact that during the past few days only you have viewed a specific page). Our aim here is to make our offers as relevant to you as possible and to present advertising that corresponds to your areas of interest.

2.4 Are there also cookies from third-party suppliers (so-called “third-party cookies”)?

COB International makes use of a number of web partners, for example, Google Analytics and Facebook who help to make our websites more interesting for you. This is why, when visiting our websites, the cookies of these companies may also be stored on your computer or device. These cookies are deleted automatically after a pre-specified period. The cookies of our partner companies also contain solely pseudonymous or anonymous aggregated data. This relates, for example, to data on which pages you have looked at, whether anything was bought or a signup occurred, among other actions. Here, some of our advertising partners also collect information from our websites on which pages you have previously visited in order to be able to show you advertising that best complies with your interests.

2.5 Retargeting

Our websites make use of so-called re-targeting technologies. We use these technologies to make our offering more interesting for you. Retargeting allows users who have already shown an interest in our events to also be provided with suitable advertising on the websites of our partners. The use of personalised, interest-oriented advertising is generally more interesting for users than advertising that has no such personal customisation. The use of this advertising approach by our partners is undertaken on the basis of a cookie technology and an analysis of previous utilisation behaviour. This form of advertising is completely pseudonymous. On using our sites, cookies are deployed and thereby usage data is collected from you, stored and utilised. Your data is furthermore stored in cookies beyond the end of the browser session so that it can be called up again on your next visits to the websites.

3. Log Files

COB International follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

4. Web analysis

In order to continuously improve and optimise our offer, we make use of tracking technologies. For this purpose, we enlist the services of Google Analytics.

5. Retargeting and data acquisition by third parties for banner ads

In the context of re-targeting and banner ads, COB International makes use of the services of third parties, which set cookies on our sites. These are the following companies: Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Twitter, Inc., LinkedIn.

6. How can you control your Information?

To manage all cookies on our site, including those that are served by us, you can change your browser settings. Your browser may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. Also, your browser may have settings letting you manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. These controls vary by browser, and manufacturers may change both the settings they make available and how they work at any time. 

Most mobile devices and applications allow you to manage how other technologies, such as unique identifiers used to identify a browser, app or device, are set and used. 

To manage the third-party cookies served on our site, please visit the relevant websites listed here:

Google Analytics:


7. If you have questions

about the use of cookies on our websites, please contact us at [email protected].


Converted to HTML with