March 30, 2019

Cookie Policy

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1. Introduction

At 180 Degrees Hamburg e. V. (collectively 180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg, “we”, or “us”), we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use your personal data. In the spirit of transparency, this Cookies Policy (“Policy”) provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

Please note that this text has to be read and understood together with our Privacy Policy, the two policies complementing each other.

2. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your device or computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

3. Does 180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg use cookies?

Yes. As described in Section 4 of our Privacy Policy, our website uses cookies to track and report on the manner in which our website is used for purely analytic purposes.

We use cookies to collect information such as the pages visited by users and the length of time spent on the site. As a user you can control the use of cookies at your individual browser level. For more information on how to do this, see the “Controlling cookies” section below.

4. What types of cookies does 180 Degrees Hamburg use?

This website uses the following category of cookies (based on the classification presented in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide:

– Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. The website uses:

  •  _cfduid: valid for 1 month. It is a security cookie that helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. For more information on Cloudflare cookies, please check the following wiki (external link) provided by Cloudflare.

Functional cookies: these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The website uses:

  • cookieconsent_status which is valid for 1 year. It stores the cookie consent preference, triggering Google Analytics to conduct web analytics. Its values can be “allow” or “deny” based on visitors’ choice.
  • ga-disable-UA-XXXXX-Y which is valid till 31.12.2099. It gets installed only if the visitor decides to disable Google Analytics on using the function located on Cookie or Privacy Policy page of this website. For more information on disabling Google Analytics, please check the following webpage (external link) provided by Google.

– Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how users use our website, for instance which pages users go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies individual users. The information collected is anonymous. We use the following type of cookies:

• Web analytics – to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited. 180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg uses Google Analytics (GA) to conduct web analytics:

  • _gid: valid for 24 hours (renewed every time accessing the page). It is used to distinguish users.
  • _ga: valid for 2 years (renewed every time accessing the page). It is used to distinguish users.

For more information on GA cookies, please check the online guide (external link) provided by Google.

5. Other third-party cookies

If you decide to click on an external link (e.g., hyperlink) or share one of our posts via the social media share buttons located at the bottom of each blog post, we cannot control which cookies are being placed on your machine. Please review first the Privacy and Cookie policies of the websites you are being redirected to!

For example, embedded videos may be found on the website, most of them being hosted by YouTube. YouTube uses cookies to collect video statistics and improve site experience. To ensure that YouTube does not store cookies by default on your machine, all the videos will use the privacy-enhanced mode. As a result, a cookie is stored on your machine only if you interact with the video (by giving the consent to play the respective video).

6. Controlling cookies

You can reject cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate privacy settings on your browser. If you do so, you may still use our website. However, your ability to use some features or areas of our website may be limited, which may affect your user experience.

To check how you can change the settings of your web browser in regard to the cookies storage, please check one of the (external) links listed below:

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed on your device or computer, and how to manage and delete them, visit (external link) or (external link).

To contact us about the use of cookies on this site please email


The following Cookie Policy is effective from 19th of April, 2019.

19.04.2020: Section 4 and 5 have been updated to include the name of cookies installed on someone’s device after consent is provided.

22.04.2020: Section 4 has been updated (further information on how cookies work has been added).

01.05.2020: Section 4 has been updated (further information on how cookies work has been added).