What is a cookie?
What information are collecting by cookies?
Cookies usually don’t contain much information except for the URL of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually CANNOT be used to reveal your identity or personally-identifying information.
Types of Cookies
Cookies may be either session cookies or persistent cookies. The Website uses both session and persistent cookies.
Session cookies: are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. This type of cookies is essential to ensure the correct functioning of the Website.
Persistent cookies: consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which allows us to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of the Website, monitor the system and improve operating performance. files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created the particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file. (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
Third Party analytics
We do not automatically capture or store any personal information from browsers to the Website. We only get session information such as the duration of the visit to our site referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and the nature of the browser used.
This information is used in the compilation of statistics which we use for analysis in order to improve the Website and understand in general terms who use our Website. We may also link this automatically-collected data to other personal information that we hold for the purposes of security and to detect fraudulent activity.
First party cookies: are required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the Website. Once you have closed your browser, this type of cookie is deactivated. You are able to remove or block particular cookies at any time.
Third party cookies: are used by analytics services such as Google Analytics and by our partner sites to provide their services.
Cookie on your Choices
All browsers will allow you to access the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require.
You can reject all cookies (except strictly necessary cookies) in case you prefer not to receive them, and you can have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. You can delete the cookies that are already on your computer and you can set your browser to prevent them from being placed. Disabling cookies may, however, prevent some web services (including on the Website) from working correctly. Please be aware that when you have set your computer to reject cookies, it can limit the functionality of the Website and it is possible then that you will not have access to some of the features on the Website.
All first party cookies are required in order to use our services, however, 3rd party cookies are not required for the site to function.
You have to adjust your browser settings in order to disable cookies or to receive a warning whenever cookies are being used. You can adjust your browser settings to delete certain cookies. Visit the “help” section of your browser for how to manage your cookie settings, or follow the links below:
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies
For further general information on cookies and more detailed advice on how to disable and enable them please go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org.