Last updated on and effective as of 29.11.2021.
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files with data, downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They can send information back to the originating website, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Thus, cookies allow a website to recognize your device, and for example, remember your time zone or language preference.
2. Types of cookies
Cookies can be used for diverse purposes. Some cookies may process personal data, other cookies gather statistics on the website usage, but cookies may also be used to support the website’s security or to correctly display information to users.
In addition, there are cookies that have similar purposes but are being collected and used in different manners: first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
- First-party cookies refer to cookies that we have added to our Website (technical functionalities, statistics…). That means that they are directly stored by the website you visit.
- Third-party cookies are cookies placed and collected by someone other than us, for example, social media platforms embedded in our Website (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
On our Website, you will find cookies with several purposes: necessary cookies, statistic cookies, and marketing cookies.
Necessary cookies are essential in enabling basic functions of the Website, such as page navigation, or access to secure areas of the Website. Therefore, the necessary cookies must be present for the Website to operate properly.
Used in context with the website’s WordPress theme. The cookie allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.
This cookie is used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
By using statistic cookies, we are able to understand and analyse how visitors interact with the Website in general. All information collected by these cookies is collected anonymously. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, in order to measure and improve the performance of our Website. As a result, we may create a report on pages that are the most and the least interesting.
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.
Marketing cookies are used to provide you with a good user experience, by determining what content is more relevant to you. Also, they enable us to continually improve our Website and reach. These cookies are set up through our Website by our advertising partners, who may use marketing cookies to create a profile of your interests and present you advertisements appropriate to your interest in other locations. Marketing cookies uniquely identify your browser and device. You may prevent experiencing targeted ads by not allowing these cookies.
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad to present targeted ads to the user.
3. Use of external tools on our Website
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA, is the operator of the Google Analytics component.
How Google processes personal data via Google Analytics please see here https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
We have activated IP anonymization, which means that Google shortens IP addresses of our visitors within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the European Marketing Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the Website in order to compile a report about your Website activities and provide us with other services associated with the Website and Service.
If you wish to find out more on how Google uses information collected via this Website and the Service, please see here https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk.
In addition, a cookie left behind by Google Analytics may be erased at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/, while information on how Google processes data you may find under this link https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245#zippy=%2Cour-privacy-policy%2Cgoogle-analytics-cookies-and-identifiers.
4. Legal basis for using cookies
5. How to block cookies?
If you do not agree with any of the above-described processing and would like to disable the cookies, there are two options at your disposal.
- The first option refers to the Cookie Settings option in the Cookie banner that you may find on our Website. You can modify the Cookie banner and select only the type(s) of cookies that you want to allow.
- The second option is related to your browser settings. By default, most internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. However, you can change that. If you would like to find out more about it, please refer to the help and support area on your browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies (for example Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari).
Keep in mind that each browser has a different procedure for managing and configuring cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or some parts of our Website.