What are cookies?
A cookie is a file which contains a small amount of information. It is placed on the device you use to visit a website, either by the webserver or a third party, in order to enable the website’s features and -functionality. For example, cookies enable AMS-IX to identify your device, secure your access to AMS-IX websites, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device.
What type of cookies do we use and why?Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web- browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date. AMS-IX uses the following cookie types:
How do we use these cookies?
Cookies set by AMS-IX do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information in our member portal my.ams-ix.net may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The main example being the identifier (a number) in the cookie placed on your device when you log into my.ams-ix.net. This is necessary for the session to be established and stay active while you are logged in.
We furthermore use the information we obtain from cookies for the following purposes:
Third party cookies
AMS-IX uses Google Analytics for www.ams-ix.net . This tool helps us keep track of the use of the website: which pages are visited and how long do visitors stay there. This data helps us improve our website to offer visitors a better browsing experience. The cookies set by Google because of this do not contain or collect personal identifiable information .
How do you block cookies?
We may update this policy from time to time because of changes in technology, legislation and/or regulatory authorities’ guidance. Please check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
Our use of Google Analytics is configured in a privacy friendly way, in line with a recommendation of the Dutch Data Protection Authority https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/sites/default/files/atoms/files/handleiding_privacyvriendelijk_instellen_google_analytics_mrt_2018.pdf