Privacy policy

Privacy Policy


Ad Valvas prioritizes the privacy of visitors to its website, only uses strictly necessary cookies and analytical cookies, and does not collect or share personal data. Visitors’ IP addresses are always anonymized.



Cookies are small text files that are sent by websites and stored on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.


Strictly necessary Cookies

Ad Valvas uses the following cookies in order for the website to function properly:

Cookie SSESS%ID%:
Function Stores the session identity (anonymized)

Type Permanent

Lifespan 23 days

Cookie has_js:

Function Indicates whether a browser supports JavaScript

Type Session

Lifespan Duration of the session


Analytical Cookies

We use the following Google Analytics cookies. These cookies enable Google Analytics to collect anonymized statistics about visitors to the website (visitor numbers, which pages they view, where in the world they are, etc.). This gives us more insight into how readers use the site and how we can improve the site. We do not share the data collected using analytical cookies with other parties.


Cookie _utma

Function Keeps track of how many times a visitor has visited the site, when their first visit was and when their last visit was

Type Permanent

Lifespan 2 years

Cookie _utmb

Function Determines the time at which a visitor reaches a site

Type Session

Lifespan 30 seconds

Cookie _utmz

Function Determines which sources the visitor used to visit our site

Type Permanent

Lifespan Permanent

We anonymize visitors’ IP addresses.
We have a data processor agreement with Google Analytics. This states that Google will only use the anonymized personal data for processing purposes relating to Ad Valvas analytics.
Google does store the data in an anonymized form (you can read more in the Google Analytics
privacy policy). You can opt out by installing a Google Analytics add-on in your web browser.

Cookies from social media

When you share an article from Ad Valvas on a social media platform, for example by using the share function in your browser, that platform may place a cookie on your device. In that case, the privacy policy of the relevant social media platform will apply

Cookies from third parties

When you arrive at another website by clicking a link in an Ad Valvas article, that website may occasionally send cookies to your device, for example to find out which website you have arrived from. We exercise care when including links, in order to minimize these third-party cookies.

When you leave a comment on an Ad Valvas article

If you post a comment on an article, we will ask you for your name and e-mail address. We will only use this in order to contact you about your comment, and we will not share it with third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so.


Ad Valvas does not display advertisements based on your browsing behaviour or interests.

15 May 2018