For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information about its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – small text files that are stored on computers of the users – the site visitors. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users. This is especially useful when revisiting the site as these cookies allow the recognition of users and their preferences on the website, and to authorise other websites to recognise these users.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping cart… Thus, they help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Some data collected is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.
Our pages use different types of cookies.
- The second category are the so-called statistics cookies, which are used for providing information on visitors’ interaction with the website. These types of cookies are collected anonymously. We use these cookies exclusively for internal research on how we can improve the service offered to the users of our website. These cookies simply assess how you, as an anonymous user, communicate with our website (the information collected does not disclose your identity). The data collected with anonymised cookies is not shared with third parties or used for any other purpose. Anonymised data can be shared with contractors working on communication projects under a contractual agreement.
- The third group of cookies are marketing cookies, which used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
- The last, fourth group of cookies are unclassified or uncategorised cookies. Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.
3.1 Strictly necessary cookies
|didomi_token||Saves cookie preferances.||1 year||3rd party|
|euconsent||Saves cookie preferances.||1 year||3rd party|
|pll_language||Polylang uses a cookie to remember the language selected by the user when he comes back to visit again the website. This cookie is also used to get the language information when not available in another way. Examples are ajax requests or the login page.||1 year||1st party|
3.2 Statistics and analytics cookies
|_ga||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.||2 years||1st party|
|_gat||This cookie is used to throttle request rate. These are third party cookies that are placed on your device to allow us to use the Google Analytics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.||1 minute||1st party|
|_gid||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 day||1st party|
3.3 Marketing cookies
|nextId||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Persistent||3rd party|
|requests||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Persistent||3rd party|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.||6 Months||3rd party|
|YSC||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||Session||3rd party|
4. Third-party cookies
We use Google Analytics to obtain data related to website traffic (e.g., number of visitors, pages visited by visitors, time spent on the site). We may also use third-party cookies to help us with market research, improving site functionality and providing support on the website.
You can adjust your browser settings to block the use of third-party cookies. This can affect the functionality of the website or parts thereof. For more information on existing cookie policies of third parties, visit their websites:
5. Use of other analytical tools
We do not use any additional dedicated tools to further track the website visitors or collect data during their visit to the website.
6. Targeted advertising
We use our website’s cookies when using Google Ads service for running targeted advertising.
7. Other tracking tools and applications
Our website does not use additional tracking tools.
8. How to control cookies and their use