Cookie policy

Cookies policy

Lastly edited on 11/01 2022

To make RAGTAG websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Every time you visit RAGTAG websites, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.

That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

How do we use cookies?

RAGTAG websites mostly use “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by RAGTAG, not by any external company.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organizations.

The 3 types of first-party cookie we use are to:
•store visitor preferences
•make our websites operational
•gather analytics data (about user behavior)

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:
•if you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy
•if you have already replied to our survey pop-up (about how helpful the site content was) – so you won't be asked again


 Cookie type and duration
Cookie consent kit
Stores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)
First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser

Operational cookies

There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:
•authentication cookies
•technical cookies required by certain IT systems

Authentication cookies

These are stored when you log in to RAGTAG website, using our authentication service (Login). When you do this, you accept the associated privacy policy.


 Cookie type and duration
Identity Management Service
Remembers your domain
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser

The names of these cookies may change, for technical reasons (particularly XXX and XXX).
Technical cookies

 Cookie type and duration
Corporate content management platform, based on Drupal open source software

Determines whether Javascript is enabled in your browser.

This allows our websites to function properly.

First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser

Analytics cookies

We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.

The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).

Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymized statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with us.

However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies – either via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit.

 Cookie type and duration
Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source software
Recognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).
First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source software

 Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit.

(anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).

First-party persistent cookie, 30 minutes

Third-party cookies
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers on RAGTAG websites

Internet Archive
Google Maps

These third-party services are outside of the control of RAGTAG. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.
How can you manage cookies?

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this cookie notice, please contact us via email at []