This website is using Cookies and Sessions in order to function at full capacity. Please read this page once in a while to make sure that you have read everything. We may change the contents of this page once in a while as requested by site changes / improvements of functionality.
Sessions are used mainly for administrator website login, since there is not user panel at the moment. Also, they are used for the search engine when transferring data from index page to results page and from results page to report page. The sessions also clear from the browser and you computer at browser close.
What is a Cookie and what does it do ?
Essentially, a cookie is a small file of text that is dropped on a user’s browser by a website, when the user visits the site.
The cookie serves to give the website a “memory”, enabling it to retain information such as:
- user settings and preferences eg. language, font size and theme;
- geographic location and currency;
- their browsing activity, eg. frequency of visits to the site and duration of the visit;
All in all, cookies are an important and often indispensable means of presenting a smooth and responsive digital experience for the users. The problem with cookies, however, is that they function out of sight (many don’t even really know what they are and what they do), and that they track personal data and can be used to create dauntingly rich and accurate user profiles.
Type of cookies
There exists various types of cookies, and they can be grouped according to their purpose, their duration, and provenance.
- Purpose Cookies - Based on purpose, one may speak of the following five categories: In this categorization, the cookies to be aware of are especially the marketing cookies, that are the ones most frequently tracking, storing and using personal data.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies;
- Preferences Cookies;
- Statistics Cookies;
- Marketing Cookies;
- Other / Unknown Cookies.
- Duration - Based on duration, one may speak of session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies disappear once the user closes the browser window. All permanent cookies have an expiration date written in their code. According to the ePrivacy Directive, the cookie should last no longer than 12 months, but in practice, many cookies have a much longer duration.
- Session Cookies;
- Permanent Cookies.
- Provenance - Based on provenance, one may distinguish between first party cookies and third party cookies. Basically, first party cookies are set by the website itself, and third party cookies are set by others than the website itself. Third parties present on your website can eg. be analytics, social sharing and advertisers.
- First Party Cookies;
- Third Party Cookies.
The cookies that we use, are the following:
- cookiebar: This cookie comes from the cookie consent pop-up that you get when you first visit our website. This cookie has an expiration set to 1 month from the time of creation.
- _ga cookie from Google: Has a 2 years expiration date from the first time you access our website. Not controlled by us. For more information, read Google policy that can be found here.
- _gat_gtag_UA_132661548_1 cookie from Google Analytics: This is a cookie that is using our Google tracking code for Analytics. It is expiring after 1 minute after first access of the website. This is used by us to measure the traffic and other information on our website. Google Analytics policy, can be found here.
- _gid cookie from Google: Has a 2 days expiration date from the first time you access our website. Not controlled by us. For more information, read Google policy that can be found here.
For any other information, please reach to us at firstname.lastname@example.org