In order to provide you with a wide range of functions at our website, make our website’s use more convenient and comfortable, and recognize user preferences, our site uses “cookies.”
What are Cookies?
Such technology that includes a cookie or pixel is a tiny file or data saved on a computer/device when you visit websites. It allows the website to store your actions and preferences (like language, login, and display preferences like font size) during a certain period of time, so you can avoid re-entering them each time you return to the website or browse from one web page to another one.
You generally can view our site without using cookies, but particular sections of the site might not work correctly or navigation will be slower.
In the case you do not want your computer/device to store cookies you can use your browser’s system setting to deactivate the related option. At any time you can also delete your system settings’ stored cookies.
Additional information about how to delete or deactivate cookies is found at this link: https://www.aboutcookies.org/cookie-faq/. On the other hand, remember that in the case you do not accept cookies it could restrict our offerings’ functionality.
Categories of Cookies
Certain cookies are:
- needed in strictly technical terms (or technical necessity)
- used and stored for a particular period of time (or storage duration)
- stored or placed by our site or a third party (or cookie provider)
Cookies that technically are:
Necessary: our site uses particular cookies as they are necessary strictly for the site and functions in order to work correctly. Such cookies are placed automatically on your computer/device in the case you access the site or a particular function, with the exception you reject cookies through your browser settings.
Session Cookies: Particular cookies are needed only for your website session’s duration and are known as “session cookies.” This data becomes invalid or is erased when you leave our site or your session expirees. An example of the use of session cookies is to keep particular data during a session.
Permanent Cookies: Certain cookies are stored for longer periods of time. An example is allowing our site to recognize people later when they visit our site again and access their saved settings. For example, you can then access web pages quicker or with more convenience so there is no need to set particular options again like chosen language. After a set period permanent cookies are deleted automatically.
Flow Cookies: Such cookies are used for our company group to communicate via our internal servers. When you start navigating the site they are put on your computer/device then deleted after you are finished navigating on the site. Flow cookies do obtain a unique reference number but we are unable to make any decisions regarding the customer or real user.
Provider Cookies: Such cookies are put by our site or our website’s operator who we have commissioned.
Using cookies for web analytics/reach measurement
Our site uses google Analytics, which is one of Google’s Web analytics services. Google Analytics utilizes cookies in order to identify how frequent certain sections of our site are used and to learn preferences. The data about your particular use of this site created by the cookie (e.g. shortened IP address) is transmitted to a USA-based Google server then stored there. Then Google uses the data to analyze your use of our site, create reports for us on website activity, and do other services related to website/Internet usage. Google might also transfer this data to various third parties when the law requires it or when third parties must process this data for Google.
You can use a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics if you want to end the use of website analytics. This link allows you to download the add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=.
The ad-on stores data matching up with your Google Analytics deactivation on your computer/device. It is important to take note that this variety of “opt out” will only deactivate Google Analytics for the browser and device where activation of the opt out took place. You might also need to reactive it in the case you delete your device’s cookies.
The most common cookies are:
Google places this cookie. It allows our site to learn information related to the use of our website by users. That includes time of visit, pages viewed, whether user visited in the past, and websites visited before visiting our site.
Facebook places this cookie. It allows our site to measure, build, and optimize audiences for ad campaigns that are served on the social platform.
One Signal places this cookie. It lets our site remember you have subscribed to get push notifications. The cookie also allows our site to deliver customized notifications.
VWO places this cookie. It adds cookies in the browser of users and customers in order to identify users. These cookies contain no personal data. They might also store and collect data locally on devices by using tools like browser web storage.
Hotjar places this cookie. It stores non-personal data with the goal of giving you an improved website experience, analyze trends, and diagnose technical issues.
The tool Unbounce helps our website build improved landing pages. These cookies are used to store non-personal data in order to improve user experience and landing pages.
AdWords enables Google pay per click (PPC) campaigns.
This is used for online advertisers and for advertising on more than one ad server.