GIEK’s policy for privacy and cookies in relation to website and marketing

GIEK collects data on your use of our website and digital channels. We use the data to improve GIEK's digital services and to give you more relevant content and marketing.

When you visit our website, your web browser will download HTTP cookies. These are small text files that are exchanged between your web browser and our website and are used to provide optimal website performance.

As an internet user, you can choose to decline storage and use of cookies. We recommend the website for a description of how to accept or decline cookies.


HTTPS and secure transfer

Our website uses HTTPS to transfer data securely through encryption. If you want to make sure that a page is encrypted, the URL in the browser's address bar will start with “https” instead of just “http", and most browsers will also show a padlock to indicate this.

The purpose of using encryption is to ensure secure data communication between the server (our website) and the client (your computer). HTTPS also makes use of a digital certificate to ensure that the website is genuine.


Cookies on this website

CoreTrek AS provides CorePublish, the content management system (CMS) used on our website, and is responsible for its technical development, operation and maintenance. These are the cookies used by CorePublish on our website:

  • For the CMS to work properly: the cookie CorePublishSession. This cookie contains a reference to a session file on the web server. The session file will not contain personal data for anonymous users, but may be used for intermediate storage, such as form data and search texts between page views. The session file will be deleted automatically within 15 minutes after the user has closed the browser or been idle and is thus not permanently stored. Only system administrators have access to these session files.
  • To identify what type of unit and browser you are using: the cookie Ctdevicecachekey. This cookie has a duration of one week, and enables our website to adjust its content presentation to the correct type of unit (PC, mobile, tablet, etc.). This cookie does not store personal data.



Information about search terms and selected search options will be used to develop and improve the website.



We offer options to forward articles by email and share articles via social media. Email addresses used to forward articles are not recorded. Any further processing of data shared via social media is regulated by your agreement with the relevant online service provider.


Statistics and logs

When you browse our website, information is stored in a statistics database. The information stored is related to which pages a visitor has viewed and contains no personal data. This information is then used to generate statistics on the number of page views per object (menu item, article, file), per host and per search term. All data in the raw data table are deleted after two days, and the remaining statistics then contain only summary data that cannot be used to identify individual users.

We use Google Analytics to save visitor data. IP addresses are not stored and it is not possible for us to link statistics to each visitor. The visitor statistics are only available to the web editors and IT department of our company.

We also store the user agent, IP address and what page a visitor has viewed in the web server’s log files. These log files are used exclusively for troubleshooting and security purposes, and no data are taken from these files or otherwise used. The log files are deleted at regular intervals (normally every four weeks). Only the administrators of the web server (operations) have access to them.


Social media

GIEK has installed a Facebook pixel on its website to measure the effectiveness of our advertising on Facebook. In addition, we use coded URLs in our newsletter, social media, and email marketing to trace traffic to our website and the effect of these campaigns in Google Analytics. 



GIEK distributes a newsletter approximately once a month via email. In order for us to send an email, you need to register an email address. Make AS is a data processer for the newsletter. The email address is stored in a separate database, not shared with others, and may be deleted upon your request.


Your rights

You may at all times ask GIEK for insight in the information we have stored on you, and you may at all times ask us to edit or delete the information we have stored on you.  You can do this by sending an email to, and we will process your request as soon as possible. 

Regarding GIEK's newsletter, you may at all times withdraw your consent via a link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will be affective immediately.