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Cookie Notice

How we use cookies

We use cookies on our website to improve the user experience and to target online advertising. A cookie is a small text file placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies give us information on how and when you have used the website. We use this information to improve the website for a better service. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may change your web browser settings to disable them.

At times, you may be asked to provide personal information via this site, for example, to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit will be used to manage your request. We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by entities within the AFRY Group that we believe may be of interest to you. Your consent for such marketing will be asked separately when you provide your personal information. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information.

The emails or other communications we send based on the personal information you have provided to us or which we have otherwise included in our CRM system may include web beacons, cookies or similar technologies which allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message. When you click a link in a marketing email you receive from AFRY we may also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites.

Changing Cookie Preferences

You can change your AFRY.com cookie preferences at any time by clicking the ‘Cookie Preferences’ link in the page footer.

You can stop cookies being used altogether on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some cookies. Please visit www.allaboutcookies.org to find out how. Please also note, if you use your browser settings to block cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

The cookies we use on AFRY.com are split into;

Functional (strictly necessary)

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are necessary for the safety, security and integrity of the site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual. 

Marketing (you can opt out at any time using our Cookie Preference centre)

These are used to:

a.       recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies will remain on your device until you choose to clear it.

b.       allow us to show you relevant adverts while you are browsing other sites on the internet, set by us or by carefully selected third parties. They help us to understand the performance of our marketing activities and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see.

The cookies we use on AFRY.com

Name: _ga

  • About this cookie: this cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
  • The main purpose of this cookie is: performance (Functional)
  • Expires/Max-Age: by default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

Name: _gat

  • About this cookie: this cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
  • The main purpose of this cookie is: performance (Functional)
  • Expires/Max-Age: it expires after 10 minutes.

Name: _gid

  • About this cookie: this cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
  • The main purpose of this cookie is: performance (Functional)
  • Expires/Max-Age: it expires after 1 day.

Name: language

  • About this cookie: stores the site language selected by the user.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Functional
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 2 years.

Name: cookie-agreed

  • About this cookie: this cookie keeps track on if the end user agreed to use cookies on this site.
  • The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional
  • Expires/Max-Age: it expires after 3 months and 1 week.

Name: cookie-agreed-categories

  • About this cookie: keeps track of the cookie categories that the end user has agreed to.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Functional
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 100 days

Name: cookie-agreed-version

  • About this cookie: keeps track of the version of the cookie categories.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Functional
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 100 days.

Name: _gcl_au

  • About this cookie: used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Marketing/Tracking (Marketing)
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 3 months

Name: _fbp

  • About this cookie: when the Facebook pixel is installed on a website, and the pixel uses first-party cookies, the pixel automatically saves a unique identifier to an _fbp cookie for the website domain if one does not already exist. The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows measuring the effectiveness of Facebook advertising by understanding the actions people take on the website. It can be used to: Make sure ads are shown to the right people.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Marketing/Tracking (Marketing)
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 3 months and 1 week.

Name: fr

  • About this cookie: enables ad delivery or retargeting. Facebook pixels. Facebook pixels are small pieces of software and are nearly invisible pixel-sized “dots” on our Website which create a link between your visit to our Website and Facebook. When the pixel loads, Facebook places a so-called “fr”-cookie on your computer, which helps Facebook to provide you with more personalized advertisements, but also to measure and improve advertisements. This cookie has a lifespan of 90 days. More information on Facebook cookies can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. Please note that when the “fr”-cookie is placed, Facebook is able to follow your surfing behavior across other websites which have implemented a Facebook pixel or Facebook social plug-in.
  • The main purpose of this cookie: Marketing/Tracking (Marketing)
  • Expires/Max-Age: It expires after 3 months.

We also use ReCAPTCHA v3. ReCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that protects websites from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart. ReCAPTCHA collects the personal information of users when it is integrated into a website to protect against malicious software from engaging in abusive activities on the website, whilst legitimate users can continue to interact with the website (e.g. complete forms).