Last update August 2019
1. Cookie Definitions
A cookie is a small text file that are sent to your browser and stored on your computer or other device, while you use the website.
First and third-party Сookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.
- First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by our website domain).
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent Сookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time 30 days specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session Сookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
2. What Cookies Do We Use and Why?
- Strictly necessary
Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes.
‘Strictly necessary’ Сookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Strictly necessary cookies to:
- Make sure you connect to the right service on the website when we make any changes to the way it works
- For security purposes
If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the website or the security on the website will perform during your visit.
‘Performance’ Сookies collect information about how you use the website, e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the website works, understand the interests of our users and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
We use performance cookies to:
- Carry out web analytics: Provide statistics on how the website is used
- Obtain data on the number of users of the website that have viewed our service
- Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties.
‘Functionality’ Сookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use ‘Functionality’ cookies for such purposes as:
- Remember if you have engaged with a specific component or list on the website so that it won’t repeat
Some of these Сookies are managed for us by third parties.
‘Targeting’ Сookies are used to track your visit to the website, as well other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows us to display targeted ads to you on the website.
We may use targeting cookies to:
- Display targeted ads within the website.
- To improve how we deliver personalized ads and content
- To measure the success of ad campaigns on the website.
3. Your Consent
All cookies require your consent.
We request your consent before placing them on your device. You can give your consent by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed at the bottom “Accept” of each page on our website. If you do not wish to give consent, you can click the button “Decline” and if you wish to withdraw your consent to any cookies you can do it at any time, you can delete /block /disable cookies via your browser settings; see below for more information on how to do this. Please note that disabling these cookies will affect the functionality of the website, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on the website.
4. How to Delete and Block our Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.
Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
More information. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org.
5. Contact us
For any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.