Cookies

About cookies

A cookie is a file with an identifier (a sequence of letters and numbers) that a network server sends to a browser and is stored in the browser. The identifier is sent back to the server each time the browser requests entry to a server page.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session”. A browser will store a persistent cookie and will remain valid until the expiration date, unless the user deletes it before the expiration date, and, on the other hand, a session cookie will expire at the end of the user’s session, when the browser is closed.

Cookies do not usually contain information that identifies any user, but the personal information about the user that we store may be linked to the information contained in the cookies and obtained from them.

Our cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. (a) Authentication: we use cookies to identify you when you visit our site and while browsing it;
  2. (b) Status: we use cookies to help us determine if the user is connected to our website;
  3. (c) Advertising: we use cookies to help us show relevant ads for you. The cookies we use for this purpose are: AdRoll, Facebook, Google AdWords and AdSense;
  4. (d) Analysis: we can use cookies to help us analyze the use and performance of our website and services. The following cookies can be used for this purpose: Hotjar (more information about Hotjar’s legal commitment at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/gdpr-commitment), and Google Optimize (more information about the policy of Google privacy at https://policies.google.com/privacy);
  5. (e) Conformance: we use cookies to store your preferences regarding the use of cookies in more general terms.

The cookies of our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and these can be stored on your computer when you visit our site.

Google Analytics is used to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics collects information about the use of the site through cookies. The information gathered in relation to our website is used to make reports on the use of our site. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

We may use AdRoll when appropriate to display retargeting ads to visitors. This service uses cookies to track visitors so that relevant ads can be published on each page they visit. See the AdRoll privacy policy at http://www.adrollgroup.com/privacy.

We use Facebook Ads to offer relevant advertising to visitors to our site. A Facebook cookie is used to insert our ads on the Facebook pages you visit. Facebook’s privacy policy is available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy.

Cookies management

Most browsers allow the user to accept and delete cookies. The methods for this vary from one browser to another, and from one version to another. However, you can get updated information on how to block and delete cookies in the following links:

1. (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

2. (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

3. (c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

4. (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

5. (e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);

6. (f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge). Block all cookies will affect the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our site