What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small bits of information. The cookies are saved on your computer or mobile device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us to improve the functionality of the website, to make the website safer and more user-friendly, to understand how the website is performing and to analyse what works and what needs improvement.
Just like most online services, our website uses direct and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. Direct cookies are mostly needed for the website to function correctly and do not collect any personal identifiable information. Third-party cookies are mostly used to understand how the website performs, how you communicate with our website, to keep our services safe, etc. In short, to provide you with a better user-experience and to ensure that you will be able to communicate more quickly with our website in the future.
What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies can be divided in the following categories:
Necessary cookies are essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that guarantee the basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal data.
Cookies which are not essential for the functioning of the website and which are specifically used for the collection of the user’s personal data through analysis, advertisements and other embedded content are considered as non-necessary cookies. The user’s consent is required to place these cookies on the website.
Analytical cookies help to understand how visitors communicate with the website and to know the number of visitors, where visitors come from and which pages they visit. The cookies collect these data, which are communicated anonymously.
Advertisement cookies help to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns.
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities, such as sharing website content on social media platforms, collecting feedback and other third party functions.
Preferences cookies are used to store the preferences of users in order to provide them with customised content. This could be the language of the website or the location of the visitor.
Other, unclassified, cookies are cookies that are being analysed and have not yet been categorized.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ (text files that are installed on your computer) to help to analyse how people who browse the internet are using the website. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred by Google to servers in the United States and kept there. Google uses this information to remember how you use the website, produce reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if the third parties are processing the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data available to Google.
Which specific cookies do we use?
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".|
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected include the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_153603306_31||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.|
How can I change my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences by clicking “Settings” and enabling or disabling the cookie categories according to your preferences.
In addition, different browsers offer different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block or delete cookies. For more information on managing and deleting cookies, please visit wikipedio.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.