What are cookies?

Cookies are small files stored on the user’s computer by the web browser whilst browsing a website. Cookies are a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, SOC.OS) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

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How do we use cookies?

Our company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Storing your preferences, known as functional cookies. These are allowed under current regulations.
  • Understanding how you use our website. These we allow you to opt out of in accordance with your preferences.

How to manage your cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functional cookies – Our Company uses these cookies so that we can recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and whether you are willing to allow web analytics to gather data about your usage within the site. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Web Analytics – To collect and analyse information about how you interact with our website. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

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This network resilience provider is utilised by our hosting platform. Only functional cookies are used in order to detect malicious visitors to our site and minimise blocking of legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.


Matomo, formerly known as Piwik, is a web analytics software platform. It provides detailed reports on our website and its visitors, including the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, which pages they like, the files they download, and similar metrics.

Processing your personal data for web analytics, such as cookies, helps us to identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not, and how we can organise the structure of the website better. By processing your personal data, you can benefit from an improved website. Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.


We use HubSpot, a service of HubSpot, Inc. on our websites for analytical purposes.

HubSpot is an online marketing software. We use it for our email marketing (newsletter and automated mailings, e.g. for providing downloads), social media publishing and analysis, reporting, contact management (CRM), landing pages and contact forms.

In order to measure reach and conversions, HubSpot also collects pseudonymous use statistics for our website on the basis of cookies. You may cancel the collection thereof below.

We use HubSpot on the basis of our legitimate interest in efficient marketing of our services and the fact that your legitimate interests do not override these, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. HubSpot processes data in the United States. There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission regarding the United States, however, HubSpot is certified under the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Additional information is available under

You can find additional information regarding data processing by HubSpot in the data protection statement of HubSpot Inc., which can be viewed at

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