I – What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer by a website you visit in order to enable you to perform certain functions on the website and regulate its content to your preference. When you visit a website, the website sends the cookie to your computer. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser. Cookies do not transfer viruses or malware to your computer. The data in a cookie does not change when it travels back and forth, hence it has no way to affect how your computer runs, but they act more like logs and they get updated every time you visit a website.
Cookies may be used on some pages of the site for us to provide website users with a more customized web browsing experience; they are not used to determine the personal identity of anyone merely visiting the site.
II – What kind of Cookies we use?
Different types of cookies keep track of different activities. Please find below more details about the types of cookies that we use:
These are temporary cookies which are used only when you are actively navigating a website and are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Session cookies are used to retain the information you provide us with as you navigate through each section of our website.
You can choose to decline session cookies via your browser’s privacy settings but this may have a negative impact on your browsing experience and particularly if these are declined across all websites.
We use persistent cookies to help us recognize you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.
Functional cookies record and save your choices in order to provide for a more seamless experience across our website. These cookies are essential for the running of our website, hence without these cookies our websites would not function properly.
Analytical cookies may include both temporary and more persistent cookies that we use to track how you use our website and for how long. The information provided by analytical cookies allows us to analyze patterns of visitor behavior and we use that information to enhance the overall experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance.
Analytical cookies do not divulge any identifying information specific to your person but they do help us improve how we provide you with our content, which means that the information is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes.
Third Party Cookies
These are used by third parties and mostly by social media websites like Google+, Facebook or YouTube. Third Party cookies allow us to offer you easy ways to share our content throughout your social media and also present you with the videos we post on YouTube. You can disable the use of these cookies through your browser’s privacy settings but please do note that this will also disable all the functions described above.
IV – How to manage Cookies?
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or delete cookies any time you want by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.
Further information on deleting or controlling cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.