The story of cookies
Why we use which cookies, and why we don't use others
At Minddistrict, we think about privacy and data security a lot. We want everyone to be able to use our app and platform with confidence and peace of mind. Therefore, we develop our product in a way that makes it as safe as possible to use, and that safeguards people's privacy as much as we can.
Some cookies are necessary to let a website function. These cookies are called functional cookies. Grav, the content management system we use for our website, places a functional cookie for the contact forms.
We'd like to know how many users visit our website. Whether website visitors can find the way to our support pages. Which modules people search for. And which of our blogs and articles are read the most.
That's why we gather data for user statistics. These help us on the one hand to better design and set up our website. On the other hand, they help us make an estimation on popular subjects and what we should write about.
We use Google Analytics for these user statistics. We don't want to gather more data than we need. That's why we've setup Google Analytics with the most privacy friendly settings possible. Because why would we need to know your age or gender? We wouldn't, so we don't have that information. We cannot trace any user statistic back to the individual.
Marketing cookies / third-party cookies
We don't use so-called marketing cookies or third-party cookies. These sort of cookies allow businesses to create customers profiles, for example. Or they can be used for retargeting: this means that you are shown advertisements on other sites and platforms for companies whose websites you have previously visited. Third parties can gain insight into which websites individual users visit.
We believe it's not necessary to track you as a website visitor in this way. It doesn't fit Minddistrict. That's why we don't place these kind of cookies on our website.
About Google Analytics
We are currently investigating whether we can use another system than Google Analytics. There are analytics providers in the market that are more strict on privacy than Google Analytics is. We suspect such a system would suit Minddistrict better; that's why we're looking into it, but no decision has been made yet. When something changes, we'll let you know on this page.
This is an overview of the exact cookies in a table:
|_ga||2 years||To distinguish users, store and count page views|
|_ga_ "container-id"||2 years||To distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to persist session state|
|grav-site-36e7f58||Session cookie (expires when browser is closed)||Used to keep users logged in|
This page was last changed on 3 March 2022