What are cookies?

Cookies are a small amount of data sent from the server, which is stored on your computer’s hard disc drive. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.

This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies help us to improve our services and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Why do we use cookies?

The Circular x website uses different types of cookies:

1. Essential cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are essential for the functionality of the website. They will make sure that all the basic functionalities like page navigation, security and page load do work properly.

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that store all the information about your choices and preferences. They will remember your language choice, login data and the region that you live in.

3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies store information about the behaviour of the website visitors and the performance of the website. The website performance and user experience can be improved based on the results of the analytical cookies.

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies follow the behaviour of website visitores and will create a user profile based on the data that is gathered. This profile will be used to show you personalised content, ad's, newsletters, etc. that correspond with your interests.

Which cookies do we use?

PHPSESSID​ (session cookie) 

  • Type: first party
  • Sort: essential cookie
  • Lifetime: session
  • Goal: this cookie allows communication between webserver and browser and will temporarily store information from your session. When you fill in a form for example, you do not have to fill in all the fields when you reload the page or make a mistake.

__utmb (Google Tag Manager)

​​__utmc (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: session
  • Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • Goal: collaborates with the _utmb cookie to identify new sessions of returning visitors

__utmt_XX (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: 10 minutes
  • Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • Goal: slows down the request speed and will make sure that data collection of sites with a lot of traffic is limited

__utmz (Google Tag Manager)

__utma (Google Tag Manager)

_ga (google.com)

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: 2 years after session
  • Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • Goal: will anonymously measure how visitors use the website

Managing or deleting cookies

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.

However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our services, unless the cookies to be issued require your informed consent.

If you would like to know more about cookies, visit the website www.allaboutcookies.org. This website provides additional information regarding cookies, explains in detail how you can delete the cookies you find and shows you how to allow your trusted websites to store cookies on your computer.