By collecting this information, we can better adapt our website and our advertising to each visitor/user.
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your electronic device through your chosen browser, whenever you visit a website. Cookies may be used to inform us, for example, if you have visited our website in the past or if you are a new visitor, as well as to help us identify which features of our website you are mostly interested in. Cookies can improve and facilitate your online experience by storing your preferences when you visit a webpage.
2. What kind of cookies we use?
a. Necessary cookies
These cookies relate to the storage of information or access to information already stored at your device and they are absolutely necessary for the proper and efficient operation of our website, as their use allows basic website’s functions and makes your browsing and use of our services safe.
You cannot reject the use of these cookies, because in that case we will not be able to guarantee a safe and effective operation of our website.
The necessary cookies we use in our website are the following:
|_GRECAPTCHA||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by Google for the purpose of risk analysis mainly from bots (internet robots)|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||This cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies under the category "Advertisement".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||1 year||This cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies under the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||1 year||The cookies is used by our website to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||This cookies is set by our website to store the user consent for the cookies|
|viewed_cookie_policy||1 year||This cookies is set by our website to store if the user has opened the cookies policy page|
|wp-wpml_current_language||1 day||This cookie is set to track your selected language when browsing our website.|
b. Performance and analytics cookies
These cookies collect information about the way you use our website and other related information, e.g. the pages you visit the most, the website from which your visit originated and other related information. These cookies collect aggregate, statistical data for the sole purpose of analysing traffic and improving the website performance. These cookies may be provided to us by third party analytics providers but are used only for the purposes associated with our websites, e.g. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs.
You can consent to the installation of any of these cookies in our cookies panel:
|_ga||2 years||The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat||1 minute||This cookies is installed to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites|
|_gid||1 day||The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
|CONSENT||16 years 4 months 26 days 14 hours||These cookies are set via embedded YouTube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback. No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video.|
Important note: In July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, the mechanism through which companies could transfer personal information or data to the United States in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Until this decision from the CJEU, data transfers to US, including Google Analytics transfer, were based on this framework. After this decision, data transfers are based on Standard Contractual Clauses provided by Google (article 46 GDPR) and, auxiliary, on your explicit consent, according to the terms set by article 49 (1) (a) GDPR, in the absence of an adequacy decision. Furthermore, data subjects should be aware that their data may be used for profiling by Google and be transferred to the US, where a competent public or security authority may be granted access to them, according to the USA security framework.
In any case, we inform you that you have the option to entirely block the collection of your data by Google Analytics, by installing a plug-in on your preferred browser:
c. Targeting/advertising cookies
These cookies are used to track your behavior across websites and deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These cookies “remember” that you have visited our website and this information is shared with other organisations, e.g. advertisers.
You can consent to our using any of the following targeting/advertising cookies we use in the cookies panel:
|IDE||1 year 24 days||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|YSC||session||This cookie is installed by YouTube and is used to monitor the views of embedded videos on our website.|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||never||This cookie is set via embedded YouTube videos on our website.|
|yt-remote-device-id||never||This cookie is set via embedded YouTube videos on our website.|
3. How to manage cookies
You can always change your cookies preferences within our website in the cookies panel.
4. Log files
Apart from cookies, we also use log files, to be able to analyze and monitor our technical infrastructure and applications. They help us implement our business security, investigate incidents, monitor the performance of our network and telecommunications, provide assistance to visitors/users of our website, and also support any relevant legal claims.
The following data shall be recorded in log files for each request on the Portal server by the visitor/user’s browser:
- the IP address of the visitor/user, which is his/her personal data, even if we cannot identify him/her on our own on the basis of this information,
- the date and time of execution of each request for data transfer between browser and server (https request) for the operation of the https protocol,
- the server’s response code with the call parameters of the https protocol (https response),
- the server response time in ms to each request and
- the type of browser through which the request was submitted.
The log files shall be kept for a period of 12 months and may be notified to the competent authorities if necessary to investigate any online attack and incident. The information for which an investigation is made or is used in the context of legal claims shall be kept for the period required for those purposes.