What are cookies?
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What are cookies used for?
Cookies are widely used to make websites work or to work better and more efficiently. Cookies are necessary for the website www.horizontproconsult.com to work, and to allow you to browse its pages, as well as to use its services and functions. Without these much-needed cookies, our site may not function as well for you as we would like, and we may not be able to provide you with certain services or features. Cookies are also used in the preparation of anonymous statistics, which help us understand how a user prefers to use our site, allowing us to improve its structure and content, excluding the identification of the user.
What cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies – per user session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user’s device until the end of his user session or until the application (web browser) is closed. Fixed files remain on the user’s device for the period set by the cookies or until they are deleted manually by the user.
Do cookies contain personal data?
This website uses the services of ConvertKit to send newsletters.
ConvertKit is a service that can be deployed to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (eg your email address), the information is stored on ConvertKit’s servers.
Using the ConvertKit tool, we can analyze the performance of our newsletter campaigns. If you open an email that was sent via the ConvertKit tool, a file that is integrated into the email (so-called web-beacon) is connected to the ConvertKit servers. As a result, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links the recipient has clicked on. Technical information (eg access time, IP address, browser type and operating system) is also recorded at this time. This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. Their sole purpose is to perform statistical analyzes of newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyzes can be used to more effectively tailor future newsletters to the interests of their recipients.
Horizont Pro Consult only collects emails for the purpose of sending mass messages. Upon successful subscription, each user receives an email from ConvertKit to confirm their subscription to the site’s newsletter.
If you do not wish to allow analysis by ConvertKit, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. There is an unsubscribe link in every single newsletter letter.
Security and confidentiality
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or run on their own. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated or copied to other networks to start or copy again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Browsers typically have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, expiration date, and automatic deletion once a user has visited a site.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.
Here are some tips that can ensure carefree surfing, but with the help of cookies.
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