What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device when you access a website.

What do cookies do?

It allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. In short, cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Are all cookies the same?

Not exactly.

Cookies may differ depending on their duration or on their origin.

1. There are 2 types of duration for cookies:

Session cookies which are temporary and will only be stored in the memory of your browser while it is open. As soon as the browser is closed, the cookie will be removed from your its history. Persistent cookies which have an expiration date stuck to them. These cookies are not removed when the browser is closed but are removed after the expiry date is reached. These durations are set in accordance with the purpose served by the cookies. You can also manually delete these cookies.

2. Cookies can originate from different sources:

First-party cookies are created by the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are created by third-party vendors and placed by the website owner for different purposes. You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, at www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Web beacons

Web beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to consider the actions of our website’s visitors. We may use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the machine that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears or the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page was consulted, and the version of browser used to visit the page.

IP addresses and URLs

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain devices use to identify and communicate over the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device used to connect to the internet via the aforementioned web beacons. This information is used to determine the general physical location of the device. We may use this information to change the way we present our sites to enhance your visit.

A URL (uniform resource locator) is a unique identifier or address for each resource on the internet. For instance, it is the address for the web page that you are visiting. We will use this information to see which pages are visited and the way that you navigate through our website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

XL2 respects your right to privacy; therefore, you can choose not to consent to the use of some types of cookies on this page.

Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

We do recommend that you leave the cookies active to enjoy the fullest experience on our website. Please be aware that choosing not to enable certain types of cookies may impact your experience of the website and the availability of some services.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer


Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit


Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Name: bcookie
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website's security.
Expire Date: 1 year
Cookie Name: li_gc
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
Expire Date: 180 days
Cookie Name: bscookie
Domain: www.linkedin.com
Description: This cookie is used to identify the visitor through an application. This allows the visitor to login to a website through their LinkedIn application for example.
Expire Date: 1 year
Cookie Name: CookieConsent
Domain: www.xl2.de
Description: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
Expire Date: 1 year
Functional Cookies
Cookie Name: lidc
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
Expire Date: 1 day
Statistic Cookies
Cookie Name: AnalyticsSyncHistory
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service.
Expire Date: 30 days
Targeting Cookies
Cookie Name: li_sugr
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Collects data on user behaviour and interaction in order to optimize the website and make advertisement on the website more relevant.
Expire Date: 3 months
Cookie Name: UserMatchHistory
Domain: linkedin.com
Description: Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.
Expire Date: 30 days
Cookie Name: _ga
Domain: xl2.de
Description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Expire Date: 2 years
Cookie Name: _ga_#
Domain: xl2.de
Description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Expire Date: 2 years

Contact Us

If you have any queries in relation to this notice or our use of cookies, please contact our data privacy officer at: dpocapgemini.de@capgemini.com.

You can learn more on how XL2 processes your Personal Data by consulting our Privacy Policy

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