Last update: 29 December 2018
2. What is a cookie and which is the purpose of cookies?
A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
The main purpose of a cookie is to identify users and possibly prepare customized web pages for them. When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the server. The server can use this information to present you with custom pages. For example, instead of seeing a generic welcome page you might see a page that welcomes you by name or shows when you last visited the site.
3. Why and where are cookie used?
4. What kind of cookies are we using?
At this time we are using two different types of cookies
- Session cookies – temporary files that are stocked in the visitors (users) devices only after closing or finishing the navigation session or closing the web browser.
- Persistent cookies – files that are stored in the visitors (users) devices for a determined period of time period, which is defined by the cookies parameters or only if they are manually deleted by the user.
5. How cookies are used on this website?
A visit on this website could/might place the following cookies:
- Website performance cookies;
- Visitors analyze cookies;
- Registering cookies;
- Ads or marketing cookies;
- Affiliate marketing providers cookies;
Examples of cookies utilities (which do not require authentication of the user through a personal, customized account):
- Proper content and services adapted to the visitors (users) preferences. Certain categories of products and services;
- Offers and ads customized by the user’s preferences;
- Remembering authentication details (username and password);
- Restricting numbers of views of a customized ad for a certain user on a certain web page or website;
- Measuring, optimizing the characteristics of analytics data – confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is viewed/seen and the way that a visitor (user) arrives on a website (e.g. using web browsers like Google, Bing, direct by typing the address in the search bar, etc). The websites constantly analyze this kind of behavior because it could offer in the future best customized content and the best user experience overall.
All the visitors (users) can revocable retract their consent anytime by modifying, changing and updating the settings of the used web browsers. More details about modifying, changing and updating the cookie settings can be accessed on the developer’s websites of their browsers. The visitor (user) is considered responsible of how the cookies are used on their devices. Below are the specific links to the most used web browsers at this time where all the visitors can learn more about the cookies and how they can restrict/limit access of these.
6. What kind of data contains cookies?
Most of cases, cookies do not directly identify internet users, but the device from which they accessed certain web pages. The data is encrypted in a way that prohibits the unauthorized access of other parties.
7. Keeping and deleting the cookies
Most times, an application that is used to access website or web pages allows indirectly the saving of cookies on the visitors (users) devices. These settings could be changed, modified, updated by the visitors (users) and by doing this the automatized administration of cookies will be blocked/restricted by the web browser or the visitor (user) is able to choose to be informed any time cookies are sent to their own devices.
9. Useful links and resources
If you would like to know more about cookies and why we need to use them, we recommend you the following links:
The visitors (users) are required to check constantly any updates that may happen anytime of our current policies and are responsible for any kind of damages that could occur regarding and about our terms and conditions.