Cookie Policy

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RULES ON COOKIES (THE E-PRIVACY DIRECTIVE) ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVISED. HENCE, THIS COOKIE POLICY WILL NEED TO BE UPDATED AFTER THESE NEW RULES HAVE ENTERED INTO FORCE.

 

THIS COOKIE POLICY NEEDS TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE COOKIE NOTICE ON THE ENTRY PAGE OF THE WEBSITE/WHEN FIRST OPENING THE APP INFORMING USERS OF THE FACT THAT YOU USE COOKIES, ASKING FOR THEIR CONSENT AND PROVING A LINK TO THIS COOKIE POLICY. Note also that consent needs to be obtained before cookies are set or read. Consequently, if the user does not do anything to signal his/her consent (e.g. does not click on the “yes” or “no” button in the cookie banner or stays on the entry page of the website), you will not be able to set/read cookies.

 

 

COOKIE POLICY

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  1. About cookies

 

Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website [and/or our application]. Cookies may gather information about your use of the website [and/or application] or may enable us to recognise you as an existing customer when you return to our website [and/or our application]at a later date. Cookies allow us to recognise your device. You can find more information about cookies at http//www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.

 

You do not have to accept (all of) our cookies. However, if you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our website [and/or our application] may take more time to work, or may not function properly. You can find more information on how to disable and/or delete cookies in section 4 below.

 

  1. What types of cookies are used?

 

We use [only session cookies] OR [only persistent cookies] OR [both session and persistent cookies] on our website[and/or our application]. These cookies are:

 

  • [strictly necessary cookies – cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around our website[and/or our application] and use its features];
  • [analytical/performance cookies – cookies that collect information about how you use our website [and/or our application], for example which webpages/featuresyou go to most often. These cookies allow us to improve how the website [and/or the application] works];
  • [functionality cookies – cookies that allow the website[and/or the application] to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal or customized features];
  • [targeting or advertising cookies – cookies that are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests, based on an analysis of your browsing [and/or your use of the application]].

 

[NOTE: SESSION COOKIES ARE COOKIES THAT ARE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED WHEN THE USER CLOSES HIS BROWSER/APP. PERSISTENT COOKIES ARE COOKIES THAT REMAIN STORED ON THE USER’S DEVICE.]

 

  1. List of cookies used on this website

 

The following list categorises and describes the various cookies used on this website[and/or this application] and the purposes for which they are used:

 

[1. [Cookie name] ([insert cookie extension])

 

Purpose: [These cookies are used to offer a more personalized service to its users and to make navigating on this website [and/or application] easier] OR [recognise a computer when a user visits this website] OR [track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on this website [and/or application]] OR [improve this website’s [and/or application’s] usability] OR [improve the security of this website [and/or this application]] OR [personalise this website [and/or thisapplication] for each user] OR [target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users] OR [validate authenticated users sessions] OR [specify any other purpose].

 

Cookie owner: [third party] OR [first party]

 

[NOTE: A FIRST PARTY COOKIE IS A COOKIE THAT IS SET BY THE DATA CONTROLLER (OR ANY OF ITS PROCESSORS) OPERATING THE WEBSITE/THE APP. A THIRD PARTY COOKIE IS A COOKIE THAT IS SET BY A DATA CONTROLLER THAT DOES NOT OPERATE THE WEBSITE/THE APP]

 

Cookie type: [see section 2 above]

 

Information: [XXX – if third party cookie: You can find more about [third party] cookies by visiting [link to online cookie policy].]

 

Example:

 

  1. Google Analytics ([_ga, _gat, _utma, _utmt, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz and _utmv])
 

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve this website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including information on the number of visitors to this website, from where visitors came to this website and the pages they visited.

 

Cookie owner: third party

 

Cookie type: analytics / performance cookie

 

Information:The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.You can find out more about Google cookies by visiting the GooglePrivacy Policy.]

 

  1. Cookie configuration settings

 

Cookie settings can vary from one browser to another. By way of example, the below hyperlinks provide further guidance on how to disable the use of cookies on certain browsers, and/or on how to delete cookies:

 

 

 

 

[If applicable: To learn more about the behavioural advertising practice and to make choices regarding our use of targeting or advertising cookies, you can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu– NOTE: IF TRACKING OR ADVERTISING COOKIES ARE USED, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND INCLUDING AN OPT-OUT BUTTON FOR EACH OF THESE COOKIES IN THE COOKIE POLICY ITSELF]

 

  1. Agreement with our use of cookies – changes to our Cookie Policy

 

By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this Cookie Policy and that you agree with our use of cookies as set out above (unless you expressly indicated otherwise).

 

We may amend this Cookie Policy from time to time. Any changes we make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page [and/or on this application] and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to the Cookie Policy. Your continued use of this website [and/or application] following the posting of changes to this Cookie Policy will indicate your acceptance of these changes. This Cookie Policy was most recently updated on [insert date of latest update].

 

[NOTE: NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT CHANGES IN THE COOKIE POLICY SHOULD BE GIVEN IN ADVANCE OF THE CHANGE ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE. HOW LONG IN ADVANCE WILL DEPEND ON THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE – KEY QUESTION: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE CHANGE ON THE USERS’ PRIVACY?]

 

  1. Contact details

 

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy must be addressed to [insert contact details – preferably allow for different communications, e.g. phone number, email address, postal address, etc.].