We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically. An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are set by a request from a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Cookies, once installed, have a fixed lifetime and remain “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose device they are installed.
A cookie consists of two parts:
– the name of the cookie; and
– the content or value of the cookie.
Technically, only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web-server.
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of individual users, namely to:
On the basis of the feedback that cookies provide on how this website is used, the website owner may take steps to make this website more efficient and accessible to users.
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies which also determine their lifetime:
Session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Persistent or fixed cookies – A “persistent” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored on the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiry date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until the user deletes it at any time via browser settings.
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, i.e. not by the website owner, in which case these cookies are referred to as “third party cookies”.
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook.
By using/visiting the website the following cookies may be placed:
This type of cookie stores the preferences of the user of this website, so that it is not necessary to set the preferences again when visiting the website again.
These cookies inform us whether a particular website user has visited/used this website before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
These cookies are used by software that determines the country of origin of the website user. The same ads will be received regardless of the language selected
When you register on this site, cookies are generated to remember this. The servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with. The use of these cookies also allows us to associate any comments posted on the website with the username of the account used. If the “keep me logged in” option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session ends.
These cookies allow us to track whether a user has viewed an online advertisement, the type of advertisement and the time elapsed since the advertisement was viewed. As such, such cookies are used to target online advertising. These cookies are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about the users.
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This website recognises your browser until cookies expire or are deleted.
If the computer or technical equipment used to browse this website is used by more than one person, you may consider setting to delete individual browsing data each time the browser is closed.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make this website difficult to visit and may limit your ability to use it.
Users can set their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.
However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will not be tailored to your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
If you have any further questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org