Last updated: August 26, 2021
This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so You can understand what type of cookies We use, or the information We collect using Cookies, and how that information is used.
We do not store sensitive personal information, such as mailing addresses, account passwords, etc. in the Cookies We use.
For this Cookies Policy:
1.1 Type of Cookies
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close your web browser. There are first-party, second-party, and third-party cookies.
The website managed by Us uses only third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are those created by domains other than the one the user is visiting at the time, and are mainly used for tracking and online advertising purposes. There are many third-party service providers that usually leave cookies in a user’s browser. Following are the third-party cookies that we use:
1.2.1 Social buttons
1.2.2 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to measure how You interact with our website content. To record the maximum amount of information, Google Analytics uses several types of cookies, each for a different purpose. Each of those cookies records and remembers the different types of data about You. Google Analytics uses four main cookies to capture the full picture of Your journey on our website:
Each of these has a different role, as well as a different way of expiring. Every cookie, not only Google Analytics cookies, either expires when the browser closes or when it reaches its expiration.
_utma cookies: for unique visitors
_utma cookies track each unique visitor to Our website. As soon as You, as a user, access Our website, the _utma cookie will associate a unique Client ID. The _utma cookie records the time and date of the first visit, the total number of visits, as well as the time at which the current visit started. The _utma cookie usually expires after two years, but if You come back to our website, the cookie will be refreshed and the countdown will start over.
_utmb cookies: to keep track of each visit
__utmb is the cookie that keeps track of timeouts and the number of page views your website gets. It also records the start time of each visit. This cookie expires at the end of 30 minutes of inactivity on the site. However, if your visitor goes to a new page, then it will be refreshed and the 30 minutes countdown will start over.
_utmc cookies: to manage your sessions
__utmc has just one purpose: keeping track of your website sessions. As soon as a visit ends, and the browser closes, __utmc will record this as one session.
_utmz cookies: to have better visibility on different channels
__utmz gives traffic analysis; in other words, insights into each traffic source. This means that it tracks where You, as a visitor is coming from. This cookie provides all the traffic information of the first or the current visit (if the traffic source was different from the previous visit). For example, by using this cookie we can see the campaign name, and campaign source. This helps us understand how effective our efforts to attract visitors through various channels have been.
This cookie expires every six months and is only refreshed if the visitors’ source changes.
Why do we use Google Analytics?
We use Google Analytics to improve the user experience and measuring users across browsers and devices. Google Analytics collects a lot of data about how people use a website. At its most basic, it collects:
2 HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES?
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
2.1 How can you disable third-party Cookies?
Since we are using only third-party cookies, You can disable them by doing one or more of the following:
Most browsers allow users to disable third-party cookies from the settings menu. Doing so will make the ads much less personalized, but shouldn’t otherwise compromise the browsing experience. There are numerous guides around the web detailing the steps to disable cookies for each particular browser, but we can give a short overview:
2.1 Microsoft Edge
Click the ellipsis (three dots) symbol in the top-right corner and select Settings. Click View Advanced Settings and select Block Third-Party Cookies from the drop-down menu under Cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you have to click the gear icon in the top-right corner and select Internet Options. Then go to the Privacy tab and click Advanced. Check the Override Automatic Cookie-Handling box, and set Third-Party Cookies to “Block.”
2.3 Google Chrome
Click the three-lined icon in the top-right corner and select Settings. Then, click Show Advanced Settings at the bottom. Click on Content Settings in the Privacy section. Under Cookies, check the Block Third-Party Cookies and Site Data option and click Done.
Click the three-lined icon in the top-right corner and select Options (PC) or Preferences (Mac). Go to the Privacy tab and under History, set Firefox Will to Use Custom Settings for History. Then set Accept Third-Party Cookies to “Never.”