When you visit our website, we collect certain information by automated means, using cookies. We may also use other technologies such as pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons for similar purposes as described in this policy and we may include them on our website, in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletter, etc., to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other technologies. The information we collect via cookies and other tools is used in a non-identifiable way without any reference to your personal information.
Cookies are small text files that are installed on your browser, on your computer or on your mobile device. They allow a website to recognise your device. Cookies can have several purposes: to ensure that the website takes into account the user’s preferences by for example remembering language preferences, to collect statistical data, to adapt the content etc.
We use both functional, performance and navigational cookies:
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|_gid||Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
|_gat||Google Analytics: Used to throttle request rate||1 minute|
|_zlcmid||Used by Zopim (Live Chat)||1 year|
|cls||PatentInspiration: Used to store the legend size of the codemap||1 year|
|dls||PatentInspiration: Used to store the legend size for dynamic legends||1 year|
|highlight||PatentInspiration: Used to store whether highlighting is enabled or not||1 year|
|patentApplicants||PatentInspiration: Used to store the type of applicant in the patent detail view||1 year|
|patentInventors||PatentInspiration: Used to store the type of inventor in the patent detail view||1 year|
|patentTimeline||PatentInspiration: Used to store the type of timeline in the patent detail view||1 year|
|showHighlight||PatentInspiration: Used to store if the highlight panel is visible or not||1 year|
|filter-facet-how||PatentInspiration: Used to store the user's preference for the visual filter assistant||1 year|
|filter-facet-when||PatentInspiration: Used to store the user's preference for the visual filter assistant||1 year|
|filter-facet-where||PatentInspiration: Used to store the user's preference for the visual filter assistant||1 year|
|filter-facet-who||PatentInspiration: Used to store the user's preference for the visual filter assistant||1 year|
At any time, users of our website can delete the already installed cookies on their computer or mobile device as well adjust their internet browser’s cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. You can use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
However, remember that, if you turn off cookies, certain parts of our website and some graphic elements may not be accessible or not look as good and you may not be able to use certain applications.