Cookies are miniature files or pieces of information that are stored on your device (such as your computer but also, for example, your smartphone or tablet) when you visit the Sweepatic website. These classic cookies are only active when you visit our website, for the remainder of the time they stay in sleep mode. In addition, due to Belgian law, certain metafiles which contain information exchanged between your device and the server and are stored either on your device or our servers also fall under this heading.
Cookies support the communication between your device and our servers. They also contribute to the performance of the server, to anonymous Sweepatic user statistics and a range of other useful features. Cookies are small in size and usually consist of the name of the website where the cookie is from, the "lifespan" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your computer/device) and an assigned value. For more information about the longevity of classic cookies and meta files click here.
The website uses classic cookies for the following general purposes:
Cookies created by Sweepatic have a maximum lifetime of 6 months. This means that our cookies will automatically deactivate 6 months after their installation in your browser. If, after this 6-month period has expired, you choose to revisit the Sweepatic website, our cookies will be reinstalled or reactivated. The lifetime of these new cookies is again limited to 6 months.
Some of the cookies that are used on the Sweepatic website are not developed by Sweepatic itself (for reference see section 4 ‘do we use third-party cookies?’). These cookies usually do not have a built-in lifetime of 6 months. With regard to these third-party cookies two main types are discernable: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your computer or device until you leave the Sweepatic website or close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your device even after closing the browser. Since this type of cookie is stored in your browser and these cookies are not able to contact Sweepatic when you are not located on the Sweepatic website, you can only manually remove this type of cookie. Most browsers will also automatically delete these cookies if they remain unused. This will depend on both your browser settings and the lifetime of the cookie.
Type: Performance Enhancing
Type: Performance Enhancing
In most cases, cookies will be accepted automatically by your browser. You can manually modify these settings, which are usually found under the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of the browser. As such you may set your browser to no longer automatically accept cookies or to request your authorization before accepting cookies. Keep in mind that if you choose not to accept cookies, this may affect your experience when you are on the Sweepatic website.
For more information on cookies and how you can remove them, depending on the type of browser you are using, Sweepatic refers to the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you have used several devices to access the Sweepatic website (such as your computer but also, for example, your smartphone or tablet) make sure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Last update: December 2016