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Cookie Policy

Cookies and similar technology


We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser. We use such cookies both as a technical means of providing services on our Platforms, for enabling e.g. certain functions, as well as for analyzing the website behavior of our visitors and on that basis developing a more user-friendly design of our offerings. For this purpose, we can also use other techniques, such as tracking pixels or code in apps. In addition, we may use these cookies or other techniques to target you with interesting employer branding content. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies are kept on your end device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser on the next visit (persistent cookies). If not specifically stated below, you can view the exact retention period of a given cookie by displaying the cookie in your browser. If you opt out of accepting cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited. You can also learn more about our use of cookies and similar technologies and your choices below. 

We will continuously update this Policy and ask you to review it regularly to stay up to date with our use of cookies. Our use of cookies may include processing of personal data. For further information on our processing of personal data, please see our Privacy Policy.

How you can control the use of cookies

Most web browsers allow you to automatically remove all cookies when you close the web browser. Additionally, most web browsers allow you to disable the use of third-party cookies. You can always review the cookies that have been stored by your web browser. You may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set, but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website or the digital service.

If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website or services, or by any site, you may freely change the settings in your web browser. The “Help” function in your web browser should explain how.

Technically necessary cookies

We use technical cookies. These are cookies that are merely required to collect certain information on our Platforms to provide a service required or wanted by you as user. This extends to navigation or session cookies that enable smooth navigation and use of the website (and for instance permit access to the restricted area); analysis cookies that are set directly by us to collect aggregated information about the number of users and their behaviour; functional cookies that provide you with navigation by certain selected criteria as part of a service optimization (e.g. selected language, purchase of selected products).The legal basis for these cookies is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes.

Cookies and technologies that we use via third party providers

We also use cookies or other technology provided to us by external providers in various areas. In the following, we inform you about the respective providers and how you can object to the cookie or the corresponding technology. In general, in the case of websites, you can make an appropriate setting in your browser and in case of our apps you can make the respective setting with the slider for anonymous statistics under “Settings”. 

1. Akamai  – Security analysis techniques from Akamai

Our websites may use web and security analysis techniques from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”). These techniques use cookies, text files and beacons that are stored on your computer and that enable Akamai (i) to perform security analyses and thus prevent unauthorized access to our websites and (ii) to analyze the use of the websites by you. The information generated by the cookies or beacons about the access to our websites, including your IP address and other data from log files, is transferred to Akamai’s servers, some of which are located in the USA, where it is stored and processed. This is permissible under Art. 46 para 2 c  GDPR as we have entered into the standard contractual clauses with Akamai Technologies, Inc. The wording can found under following link as sample https://www.akamai.com/de/de/multimedia/documents/akamai/akamai-pre-signed-eu-standard-contractual-clauses.pdf. Akamai will use this information to prevent unauthorized access to the websites, to produce reports about website activity for us, to perform further services associated with the website use and Internet use, and to analyze your use of our websites. Akamai may also pass this data to third parties if Akamai is required to do so by law or if these third parties are processing this data on behalf of Akamai. Akamai will not use the data to identify natural persons. You can prevent the storage of cookies or beacons by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can view the precise storage duration of the cookies for yourself by accessing this information via your respective browser. For further information on terms of use for the processing of personal data by Akamai and on Akamai’s data protection policy, see https://www.akamai.com/de/de/privacy-policies/.The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes and the protection of our websites.

2. AWS

Our websites may use load balancing cookies from Amazon Web Services, Inc. and its affiliates (AWS). There are two different cookies we may use; both will be indicated as “AWSALB cookies” as both of them are load balancer cookies designed for different browsers. One of the AWS cookies is the AWSALB cookie and the other AWS cookie is the AWSALBCORS cookie. Depending on your browser one or both may be used by us to determine the ideal routing path and to allocate server traffic to optimize the user experience and performance.  . The AWSALB cookies are encrypted and do not contain any personally identifiable information.

AWS – AWSALB or AWSALBCORS

Both of the AWSALB cookies are set by the load balancer on AWS. From a technical perspective a load balancer is an application that routes and manages the traffic to and from the application. We use load balancers provided as a service from AWS and it is on this level that one of the AWSALB cookies are set. The load balancer sits in between the browser and the actual server hence any request coming from the browser first arrives at the load balancer which redirects that request to an available server. 

The purpose of this cookie is to allocate server traffic to make the user experience smooth and fast. Our websites may have multiple instances of the application on different servers behind the load balancer. This means that requests coming from a browser can be served by many different servers. Both AWSALB cookies help the load balancer to identify the optimal final server to which requests coming from a specific browser should be routed to.

The AWSALB cookie is generated on the first request from the browser to the load balancer. It is then stored on the user’s browser and sent with each subsequent request to the load balancer. 

You can prevent the storage of cookies or beacons by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can view the precise storage duration of the cookies for yourself by accessing this information via your respective browser. The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes and the protection of our websites.

3. Facebook Pixel

The “Facebook Pixel” from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, may be used within our websites. This means that what are termed tracking pixels are integrated into our pages. When you visit our pages, the tracking pixel creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information from your browser for instance that our page was accessed by your device. If you are a Facebook user, Facebook can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the pages we are not informed about the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. We can merely choose which segments of Facebook users (age, interests) our advertising is to be shown to. By accessing the pixel on your browser, Facebook can also identify whether displaying an advertisement on Facebook was successful, e.g. if it resulted in an online sale being completed. This enables us to record the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market-research purposes. Please click here if you wish to opt out of data recording via Facebook Pixel: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=advertisements#_=_. Alternatively, you can deactivate the Facebook Pixel on the Digital Advertising Alliance page via the following link:http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. The transfer is permitted as we have agreed the standard contractual clauses with Facebook according to Art. 46 para 2 c GDPR.

4. Google Analytics

We may have integrated Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for what length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for optimizing a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

We may use the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection is truncated by Google and anonymised when access to our websites is made from a Member State of the European Union or from another State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed by us and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which, among other things, serve Google to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission statements. The cookie is used to store personal information, such as access time, the location, and browser from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Every time you visit our websites, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such data. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.  This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who is imputable to his or her power, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on. Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy are available at  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/  and    http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.  

5. Hotjar


We may use Hotjar, a web analytics service of Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julian’s Business Center, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar”) in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this link https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.We have a contract processing agreement with Hotjar.

More specifically, we may use the following Cookies:

 
First Party Cookies 
Cookie:__cfduid 
Domain Name:universumglobal.com 
Function:Apply security settings 
Expiration:1 year 
Description:Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. 
 First Party Cookies
 Cookie:_iris_session
 Domain Name:iris.universumglobal.com
 Function:Iris/distributions setup
 Expiration:Session cookie
 Description:Used to determine user session
 First Party Cookies
 Cookie:_UniversumAccess_session
 Domain Name:universum-access.com
 Function:Access/distribution setup
 Expiration:Session Cookie
 Description:Determine user session
 First Party Cookies
 Cookie:uid
 Domain Name:universumglobal.com
 Function:Performance
 Expiration:25 years
 Description:This cookie provides a uniquely assigned, machine-generated user ID and gathers data about activity on the website
 Third Party Cookies
 Cookie:_gat
 Domain Name:universumglobal.com
 Function:limit the number of requests; Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
 Expiration:1 min
 Description:used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to iris.universum, to uts.universum; does not store any user information
 Third Party Cookies
 Cookie:Sg_cookies
 Domain Name:universumglobal.com
 Function:Statistics/web analysis by site gainer (used by Cloudfare)
 Expiration:3 months
 Description:Sitegainer cookies for A/B conversion test on website. This is used to improve the usability of our website.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:G_ENABLED_IDPS
Domain Name:universumglobal.com
Function:Google Sign-In trigger
Expiration:Persistent
Description:Determines login into website via Google
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_ga
Domain Name:universumglobal.com
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:24 hours
Description:Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability
Third Party Cookies 
Cookie:_gat_UA-2462365-74 
Domain Name:universumglobal.com 
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics 
Expiration:Session Cookie 
Description:Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability. 
 Third Party Cookies
 Cookie:_fbp
 Domain Name:universumglobal.com
 Function:Targeting/ Re-marketing cookies.
 Expiration:Session cookie
 Description:This cookie will help deliver advertising to people who have already visited our website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.
 Third Party Cookies
 Cookie:NID
 Domain Name:google.com
 Function:Google user preferences
 Expiration:6 months
 Description:The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
 Third Party Cookies
 Cookie:JSESSIONID
 Domain Name:nr-data.net
 Function:New Relic site insights
 Expiration:Session Cookie
 Description:The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. The cookie value is generated by Jetty.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gid
Domain Name:universumglobal.com, aretsprofessional.se, aretsstudent.se,
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:24 hours
Description:Information about a cookie of Google Analytics named _gid. When using GA’s Universal Analytics, the analytics.js library sets cookies to both identify and throttle requests. _ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years. _gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:Sg_cookies
Domain Name:universumglobal.com
Function:statistics/web analysis by social networking
Expiration:1 Month
Description:Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (e.g. state level).
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gat_UA-2462365-74
Domain Name:universumglobal.com
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:1 Minute
Description:These are performance cookies which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to improve the website experience. The cookies collect information such as: the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_ga
Domain Name:universumglobal.com, aretsprofessional.se
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:2 years
Description:This is used to distinguish users. Google Analytics cookies track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:NID, __cfduid
Domain Name:universumglobal.com, cdn-citegainer.com
Function:cfduid/ by Cloudflare
Expiration:1 year
Description:The__cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:fr
Domain Name:facebook.com and staticxx.facebook.com
Function:statistic/by facebook 
Expiration:3 months
Description:Facebook sets a tracking cookie on certain non-Facebook websites when it’s in the third-party position. In some cases, Facebook social plug-ins are responsible for the setting of the cookie.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:Intercom
Domain Name:Widget.intercom.io and api-iam.intercom.io
Function:Track visitors through chat function
Expiration:180 to 365 day
Description:Intercom is a plugin/add-on that gives visitors the ability to ask questions directly to Universum associated. They can fill in given values, such as names and email address. Intercom offers the function to delete personal data in order to be compliant with GDPR
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gat_flocklerInternal
Domain Name:aretsprofessional.se, aretsstudent.se, http://top100.universumglobal.com/, http://framtidsforetagen.se/, https://employerstories.se/hoegre-syfte, http://universumglobaltop100.com/, https://fremtidsvirksomhederne.dk/, https://tulevaisuudenyritykset.fi/, http://top100.universumglobal.com/de, https://fremtidsbedriftene.no/, http://top100.universumglobal.com/pl, http://top100.universumglobal.com/de-ch
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:Session Cookie
Description:These are performance cookies which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to improve the website experience. The cookies collect information such as: the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.…]
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gat_gtag_UA_34674253_38
Domain Name:universumglobal.com, aretsprofessional.se
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:Session Cookie
Description:These are performance cookies which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to improve the website experience. The cookies collect information such as: the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.…]
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:GPS
Domain Name:youtube.com
Function:Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
Expiration:1 Day
Description:Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:PREF
Domain Name:youtube.com
Function:Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
Expiration:8 Months
Description:Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Domain Name:youtube.com
Function:Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
Expiration:179 Days
Description:Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:YSC
Domain Name:youtube.com
Function:Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen
Expiration:Session
Description:Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:Visitor_id
Domain Name:go.pardot.com
Function:Statistics/by pardot form
Expiration:10 years
Description:Pardot tracks visitor and prospect activities on your website and landing pages by setting cookies on their browsers. Cookies are set to remember preferences (like form field values) when a visitor returns to your site. Pardot also sets a cookie for logged-in users to maintain the session and remember table filters
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gat_screen9tracker
Domain Name:screen9.com
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:Session Cookie
Description:These are performance cookies which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to improve the website experience. The cookies collect information such as: the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.…]
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gid
Domain Name:Screen9.com
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:24 hours
Description:Information about a cookie of Google Analytics named _gid. When using GA’s Universal Analytics, the analytics.js library sets cookies to both identify and throttle requests. _ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years. _gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:pardot
Domain Name:go.pardot.com
Function:Statistics/by pardot form
Expiration:180 to 3650 day
Description:Pardot tracks visitor and prospect activities on your website and landing pages by setting cookies on their browsers. Cookies are set to remember preferences (like form field values) when a visitor returns to your site. Pardot also sets a cookie for logged-in users to maintain the session and remember table filters
Third Party Cookies
Cookie:_gat_UA-64999714-2
Domain Name:universumglobal.com
Function:Statistics/web analysis by Google Analytics
Expiration:Session Cookie
Description:Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability.

Contact information

You are welcome to contact us about our use of Cookies at contact@universumglobal.com.