Use of cookies by Higtal

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Types of cookie:
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Use of cookies by Higtal: the table below explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

ProviderDomainNamePurposeTypeDuration
Googlegstatic.comCONSENTCookie consent settingThird Party Persistent20 years
Gstatic/Googlegstatic.comNIDAdvertising cookie by googleThird Party Persistent6 Months

 

Domain gstatic.com

Google uses this domain to off-loaded static content (JavaScript code, images and CSS) to a different domain name in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance for the end user.

gstatic.com is a cookieless domain to deliver static content for Google. One benefit of hosting static components on a cookie-free domain is that some proxies might refuse to cache the components that are requested with cookies.

Content loaded from ssl.gstatic.com and www.gstatic.com do not use client-side tracking methods.