Below you will find detailed information on what Cookies are, the kind of Cookies that are used on this website, how to deactivate them on your browser and how to specifically block the installation of third-party Cookies.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are files that website and applications install on your browser or device (smartphone, tablet or smart TV) when you browse websites or use applications, which store information on your visit:
- The date and time of the last time the user visited the website.
- Content design that the user chose on his or her first visit to the website.
- Security features that occur during checks on access to restricted areas.
Type, purpose and operation
According to how long they stay for, Cookies can be separated into session cookies and permanent cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The second expire when their fulfil their goal (e.g. for the user to br identified on the website) or when they are manually deleted.
In addition, according to their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
- Strictly necessary (technical): These are essential for the page to work correctly. Normally they are generated when the user accesses the website or logs in, and they are used to identify them on the website for the following purposes:
- To keep the user identified so that, if they leave the website, browser or device and return at a later stage, they will still be recognised and thus will be able to browse without having to log back in.
- To check if the user is authorised to access certain services or areas of the website.
- Performance: They are used to improve the browser experience and to optimise how the website works, such as by storing service settings, or storing a purchase in a shopping cart.
- Advertising: They collect information on adverts shown to website users. They come in two forms:
- Anonymous: Only information on advertising spaces on the website is collected, irrespective of the user who accesses the website, i.e. without them being expressly identified.
- Personalised: They collect personal information on the website user by a third party, to personalise the advertising spaces.
- Geolocation: These Cookies are used to check the country or region of the user when they access a service of a website in order to offer content or services that are appropriate to their location.
- Analytics: They collect information on the user’s browser experience on the website, usually anonymously, although sometimes the user may be identified individually and unequivocally in order to obtain reports on their interests in the services offered by the website.
|Cookie Name||Provider||Description||More info|
|_ga, _gid, _gat||Google Analytics||Google Analytics cookies enable to track visitors behaviour and measure site performance. For example, these cookies distinguish between users and sessions and are used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics.||Google privacy center
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|_cfduid||Cloudflare||The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.||Cloudflare Cookies Usage|
|APISID CONSENT HSID LOGIN_INFO PREF SAPISID SID SSID VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YSC remote_sid nextId requests||YouTube||Collects information on the user’s YouTube account. Helps the user experience when playing videos. The user could find that a content of a website page, normally a videoclip, is delivered by Youtube. When the user clicks on this part of the page to enjoy the content, YouTube sets cookies that collect IP address and performance of the user.||Youtube Privacy Center|
How to opt-out from cookies in your browser
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.