- Purpose of this Cookies Policy
- What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on the browser or hard drive of your computer (or similar device) by websites that you visit. Cookies are typically used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the particular website.
- What cookies do we use and why?
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. These cookies remember information you have entered on forms when you navigate to different pages during a web browser session, identify you as being logged in to our website, etc.
- Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our website when they are using it. These cookies help us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our website is used, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur, etc.
Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by http://www.soheart.info). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. Google Analytics).
Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie refers to the duration of the cookie. A persistent cookie remains on a user’s device for the period of time specified in that cookie, and is activated each time that said user visits the website that created the concerned cookie. A session cookie allows linking the actions of a user during a browser session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
FIRST PARTY COOKIES
|Cookie category||Cookie name||Duration||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary cookie||session||Session||This cookie is used to manage the sessions with the user management module, an application that manages a user’s login status.|
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
|Cookie category||Cookie name||Typology||Purpose|
|Performance cookie||GOOGLE ANALYTICS type “_eg” and “_gat” “_gali”||Persistent with duration of minutes||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to assess how our website is performing and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the page they visited without collecting any personal information.Read on overview of privacy on the website of Google.|
|Strictly necessary cookie||__cfduid||Session – 30 days||The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.|
- How to manage cookies?
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or in the alternative a specific banner will appear and allow you to refuse or accept the setting of all or some cookies. These settings are usually found directly on the website or in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. However, if you use the cookies management option on the website or your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to regularly verify whether you have read and consented to the latest version of this Policy.
Updated January 13, 2021