What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone when you browse websites.
Types of cookies
- Session Cookies – These cookies are automatically erased when you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies – These cookies remain on your device until they expire at a fixed time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
- First-Party Cookies – These cookies are created and stored by our website domain.
- Third-Party Cookies – These cookies are set and stored by a website other than the one you are currently on.
Cookies we use
- Functional cookies: ensure the proper functioning of the Website (e.g. language preferences).
- Statistics cookies: all analytics tracking cookies on our website have been disabled for all visitors.
- Marketing cookies: used to target advertising to a user. They are often served by third-party companies and track a user across websites.
|Functional||Pll_language||www.homechargingstations.com||This cookie is set by Polylang plugin for WordPress powered websites. The cookie stores the language code of the last browsed page.||1 year||1st Party|
|Functional||cookie_notice_accepted||www.homechargingstations.com||This cookie is set by Cookie Notice for GDPR and is used to check if cookies can be placed.||1 year||1st Party|
|Functional||__cfduid||.openchargemap.io||The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify trusted web traffic.||30 days||3rd Party|
|Marketing||ad-id, ad-privacy||amazon-adsystem.com||This cookie is provided by amazon-adsystem.com and is used by the company for various advertising purposes.||260 days, 1905 days||3rd Party|
How to manage cookies?
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies from any website by modifying the settings in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
If you require any further information about cookies or how to disable them, please visit:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
Analytics (audience measurement)
- We use Matomo:
This is open-source software with which we can analyze the use of our site. Data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the duration of your visit, and the frequency of your visits is processed. We’ve disabled all analytics tracking cookies for all visitors.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimization of our website.
We use Matomo with the “Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs” function. This anonymization function truncates your IP address by two bytes so that it is impossible to assign it to you or to the internet connection you are using.
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
Affiliate Program Participation
homechargingstations.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Site will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
The storage of Amazon cookies is based on Art. 6 (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this service since it only receives credit for referral fees if these cookies are set.
Privacy policies of other websites
Embedded content from other websites
We’ve embedded the Open Charge Map web app (https://map.openchargemap.io) into our website.
This map is used to help make our website appealing and functional. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.