Cookies Policy


1. Introduction

When you log on to a Mascus website we collect information about you and your behavior on the website.
Below you can read about the information and how the information is treated, how the information is used, who can access the information and who you can contact in case you have questions or objections regarding the collected information.

2. Cookies

2.1 What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is saved on your computer, phone, iPad or any other device you use while surfing on the internet. Basically cookies are able to save information about your behavior on the internet or make sure that a website is technically working correct. A cookie is a passive file that cannot spread viruses or any other harmful programs on your computer.

Cookies make it easier to use the internet because you do not have to start over every time you visit a website. The website is able to use a cookie to remember the information about your preferences. For example the fact that you do not always have to log on to a website every time you visit it, is because of a cookie remembering your preferences.

2.2 What are cookies used for?
Cookies help telling Mascus about your visit. All the cookies we use have the purpose of giving you a better experience as a user or a customer.

To make it clear who visits Mascus’ website, we use cookies to collect demographic data and user-related statistics. Here we collect information about how long time you spend on the website, which categories you view, how many articles you read, whether your computed has visited us previously, which browser and operating system you are using, IP-addresses, which ads you see etc. Based on this information we seek to present you to ads that have your interest. Furthermore we use the information to document and clarify the value of ads for our advertisers.

We often distinguish between first party- and third party cookies. First party cookies are made by the website you visit. Third party cookies are made by a third part that has elements embedded on the website you visit.
At Mascus we use first party cookies to collect information about your activity on our website. This is for instance the kind of cookie that makes it possible to remember your username.

We use third party cookies to our web analysis programs such as Google Analytics and social media such as Facebook. At Mascus we also use third part cookies that make it possible for our banner partners to create targeted marketing.

2.3 For how long are cookies stored?
The lifetime of a cookie depends on how they are programed by the respective operators. Some cookies disappear as soon as you close your browser, while others can be stored for several years. A lot of operators typically use statistic- and content related cookies with a lifetime between 12 and 24 months. Please note that the lifetime is extended every time you visit the website.

2.4 How are cookies deleted?
If you do not want to receive cookies you can block all cookies, delete existing cookies from your hard disk or receive a warning before a cookie is saved on your computer. At any time you can delete cookies from your computer. For more information on how you can block, delete, or disable cookies, please review your specific browser or device settings. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt-out from certain third parties generally, visit:

If you choose to block all cookies or delete the existing cookies from your hard disk, you will still be able to read text on the Mascus website, however, there will likely be functions and services that cannot be used flawlessly because it requires that the website remembers the choices you make.

Alternatively, You may click the button below to access our Cookie Consent Manager. It is a browser cookie-based tool that may allow you to modify settings related to certain Functional or Advertising cookies and related technologies. It is not possible to modify settings to operationally Required cookies and related technologies. The tool works by communicating the selected setting to third party companies to initiate a third party's opt-in/opt-out mechanism, if available. The effect of such selection may be described in the third party's cookie and/or privacy statements. If the tool is unable to integrate with a third party this will be noted in the Detailed Settings description within the tool with information about such third party. The Detailed Settings descriptions will also provide information about cookies used on our online offering.

The tool will only work on the Internet browser you use to make your choice and it will only function properly if your browser is set to accept third-party browser cookies. If you delete cookies, change browsers, computers or operating systems, you will need to make a new selection.

Cookie preference

To set "Limit Ad Tracking" on various iOS devices, please click here.

To opt-out of Google interest-based ads on Android, open your Google Settings app > Ads > Enable "Opt out of interest-based advertising"

2.5 Changes in the processing of personal data
The fast development of the internet causes changes in our cookie practices to be necessary. Therefore we reserve the right to update and change the procedures regarding our use of cookies and similar technologies.
In case we do so, we of course correct the date for "last updated" at the bottom of the page. In case of significant changes we will let you know in the form of a visible message on our website.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Mascus’ Data Protection Office:

Data Protection Officer
c/o Ritchie Bros.
9500 Glenlyon Parkway
Burnaby, British Columbia V5J 0C6