In order to allow this website to work effectively, we sometimes need to put small files called 'cookies' on your computer. All major sites are now required to do this under European and national legislation, for the purpose of safe internet use.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit that site. This enables the website to remember the pages you have visited along with your preferences (e.g. user name, language, font size, etc.) so you don't need to fill these in again every time you visit the site. Cookies enable better service and use of the website, which is also more tailored to your preferences.
- Your location preferences.
- Your current location.
- Your browsing preferences and clickstream data, which we use to optimise the use and functionality of the website.
- Advertisements and your interests and preferences are geared as much as possible to the information from our website and our partners.
Clickstream data and IP address
The Meteo Company's websites track our visitors' preferences, with the aim of optimising the website for you as much as possible. This data may also be used to place more targeted information on the site. In order to be able to do this, The Meteo Company also uses your computer's IP address. This IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the internet. IP addresses can be used to see how the website is being used, and to produce analyses and reports.
This website also works without cookies. However, without cookies the website is less user-friendly, you have access to less functionality, and you will not see local weather information. You can delete or block cookies, but this will mean that some current regional weather sections will not work, or will not work correctly.
The information collected by the cookies is not used to identify you and we do not share our statistical information with third parties. The cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described above.
The Meteo Company's websites use Google advertising products. In this way, we earn income to bring you the best and most up-to-date weather information. The challenge is to achieve an optimum yield, without the advertisements dominating the weather information you are looking for. Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. These details include the URL of the page you are visiting, and your IP address. Cookies will be also be saved by your browser, or existing cookies saved by your browser will be read. For more information see How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps.
How can you learn more, and what can you do with the cookies?
You can always check and/or delete cookies. You can find out more about this at aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies on your computer, and you can adjust your browser settings to block cookies. However, this will mean that you will then have to set your preferences again with every visit, and that some current regional weather sections will not work, or will not work correctly.