I. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer in the browser when specific web pages are accessed. A cookie does not contain or collect information autonomously, but only when read through a web browser; it may provide information to facilitate the adaptation of the service to the user by recording, among other things, user preferences, error detection or data collection for statistical purposes.
A cookie will not adversely affect your computer and will not store identifying information. To use our site thoroughly, cookies must be installed. If you wish to disable any cookies, you may still be able to browse this site; however, some features may be disabled. Most browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome) have cookies automatically enabled.
You can decide if and under what conditions cookies will access your computer by changing your browser options. Please note that if you do not make any changes, this will mean that you accept the initial configuration of the browser and the activity of cookies.
If you do not agree with these, please change your browser settings and limit or disable cookies.
II. COOKIE CATEGORIES
There are two general categories of cookies: persistent and per session.
1. PERSISTENT COOKIES
These types of cookies allow us to recognize anonymous visitors. By assigning an anonymous and random identifier, specific information can be stored, such as:
- The way you got to the site;
- Pages visited;
- Selected options;
- The course of browsing the site.
By monitoring this information, we can improve the website, fix errors and provide more relevant content for you. We use Google Analytics to analyze page usage, interaction, and page navigation. This data is known as “website metrics” or “analytics”. We do not store personal data in this process.
Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until they are manually or automatically deleted or until they expire.
2. COOKIES PER SESSION
Per-session cookies allow you to use the site’s essential features, such as storing information from a form you complete. In addition, they help by limiting the need to transfer information over the Internet. These cookies are not stored on your computer and will expire when you close your browser.
Cookies per session remain stored on your device until the browser is closed, automatically deleting when you close the browser.
III. PURPOSES OF USING COOKIES
- Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the website and to facilitate your access to the services we offer;
- Cookies that collect data associated with accessing our website and its performance. We use this information to improve the products and services we offer online;
- Cookies that we use to personalize and optimize your experience on our website. These cookies store information about your options.
- Cookies installed by third parties for improved services (such as social platform cookies) or for promotional purposes.
IV. TYPES OF COOKIES USED ON THE WEBSITE
1. Analytical and performance cookies
They help us measure traffic patterns to determine the sections visited on our website. We use them to study visitor patterns to improve the products and services we offer online. We can store IP addresses (electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to analyze trends, manage the website, monitor user movements and collect general demographic information.
These cookies are not essential to the functionality of the website, but they enhance your experience. We will always ask for your consent before installing them. You can withdraw your consent at any time by restricting or blocking cookies by changing the settings in your browser. Check the specific information in your browser’s “help” section to find out how you can manage your cookie settings.
List of analytics and performance cookies:
|Purpose||Type of data collected||Cookie name||Storage period|
|Analyze the user experience on the site by measuring the traffic patterns.||· Distinguishes the users and sessions;||__utma||Two years|
|· Distinguishes the unique users and unique sessions||__utmb||30 min|
|· Distinguishes the end of a session||__utmc||Until the browser closes|
|· Distinguishes the source of traffic or the promotional campaign from where the traffic came.||__utmz||Six months|
2. Third-party cookies
They are installed on our website by third parties on our behalf. They help us to generate personalized promotional messages on other websites based on the information that belongs to you, such as the number of visits on your page. Our websites may also install cookies for third-party services, such as social platforms.
We do not provide personal information to third parties who install cookies on our website. However, third parties may assume that users who interact with or access personalized ads or content displayed on our website fall into a group targeted by those messages or content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other properties that may be used by websites belonging to advertising agencies and third parties. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by the Privacy or Cookie Statement. For more information on third-party privacy practices, please contact them directly.
These cookies are not essential to the functionality of the website, but they enhance your experience. We will always ask for your consent before installing them. You can withdraw your consent at any time by restricting or blocking cookies by changing the settings in your browser. Check the specific information in the “help” section of your browser to find out how you can manage your cookie settings
V. PERSONAL PREFERENCES
You can restrict or block cookies or even delete those already installed on your device. In this case, you may not be able to access certain sections of the website, the message we received is that you have never visited us before, in which case the Cookie Notification will be displayed again, asking for your consent to their installation.
You can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings. Check the specific information in your browser’s “help” section to find out how you can manage your cookie settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 Go to ‘Tools’ at the top and select ‘Internet options’, then ‘Privacy’. Make sure the level is set to “Medium” or below, which will enable cookies. If you select a higher “Medium” option, cookies will be blocked.
At the top right of the browser, select ‘Settings’. Go to ‘Show advanced settings and ‘Privacy’, then ‘Content settings’ and in the cookies section ‘allow local data to be set’. To disable cookies, please check the following options: ‘Block sites from setting any data, ‘Block third-party cookies and site data and ‘Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser’.
Go to ‘Tools’ and then Options, then select the ‘Privacy’ option. Check ‘Accept cookies from sites to enable cookies. To deactivate them, please uncheck this box.
At the top right, select the wheel icon and select ‘Preferences’. Than ‘Privacy’ and check the ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’ option. If you want to disable cookies completely, check the ‘Never’ box.
VI. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org