Last Modified: January 1, 2020
- Cookies and similar technologies
- Types of cookies
- What Information Do We Collect?
- How To Manage Cookies
- Changes and Updates
- Cookies used on our Site
1.Cookies and similar technologies
1.1. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the browser of your computer or mobile device (or other end device), by websites you visit and applications you use. Other automated means often used on websites and applications are Pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIFs). Pixel tags are typically transparent graphic images placed on a website. These pixels are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on the website.
1.2. There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from the website or application you are browsing, and others come from third parties which place cookies on such site. Such types of cookies are commonly categorized as “First Party Cookies” and “Third Party Cookies”, respectively.
1.3. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.
“Session Cookies” are limited to the duration of you visit to the relevant website or application and are terminated when you exit the website or application. “Persistent Cookies” will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
2.Categories of cookies
2.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are necessary to enable the communication between the user’s device and the website or application, or to provide the user with services requested by him/her, such cookies are used for the sole purpose of carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to allow the provider of an online service to provide its services as explicitly requested by users.
2.2. Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow the website or application to remember choices the user made (such as username, password, language preferences, or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features, to improve the user’s experience on the website or application.
2.3. Performance (Analytic) Cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website or application, such as which pages visitors go to most often and if they are likely to get error messages from certain pages. These cookies collect aggregate information that does not identify a specific user personally. These cookies are used to improve how a website or application works, analyze use patterns of the website or application, and assist the provider to maintain and improve its services.
2.4. Advertising (Targeting) Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver personalized advertisements to the user. Such cookies may be used to analyze a user’s preferences in accordance with the contextual information about the user’s activities on the website or application (for example, if a user is surfing a webpage displaying an article about a sporting event, cookies may be used to display to the user an advertisement associated with sports fans), or to correlate between a user and information about such user collected from other websites or applications (for example, to display to the user an advertisement associated with sports fans based on the user’s profile in other websites or applications). These cookies are used to promote advertising campaigns of website and application owners or those of third parties, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Advertising cookies are usually placed by advertising networks, which connect between the relevant advertiser and the location of publication of the advertisement.
3.What Cookies do we use and what Information is collected using Cookies?
3.1. Cookies used on our Site – our Site contain First Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies, Strictly Necessary Cookies, Functionality Cookies, Performance (Analytic) Cookies, and Advertising (Targeting) Cookies.
- Information about your operating system and device;
- Webpages accessed within our Site, the link that led you to our Site, dates and times you accessed our Website, event information (e.g. system crashes) and general location information (i.e. city or region).
- Information provided on the Site by users in order to streamline the user’s experience and prevent user from having to re-enter information during the next visit to our Site;
- Number of visitors on our Site and which webpages have been viewed;
- Advertising user ID and information associated with targeted advertising.
4.How to Manage Cookies
If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device when browsing our Site, you can adjust your browser settings to manage or reject such cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your browser. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your Internet browser. For more information on how to change your browser settings, click on the Help section of your Internet browser. Most Internet browsers also allow you to see what cookies are currently stored on your device and selectively delete them as you wish.
See below links to common browsers enabling the control of cookies:
Please note however, that if you choose to disable certain cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly, and your online experience may be limited.
You may also opt-out directly from third party retargeting cookies or other ad-technology trackers through self-regulator services such as the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) website – NAI consumer opt-out page or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) website – DAA opt-out page.
You can also deactivate cookies from a third-party supplier relating to personalized advertising by accessing the site www.aboutads.info.
5.Changes and Updates
6.Cookies used on our Site:
6.1. The following 1st party cookies are used on our Site:
|PHPSESSID||Cookie strettamente necessari||Used by PHP to keep track of sessions|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Strictly Necessary cookies||Used to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.|
|wordpress_[hash]||Strictly Necessary cookies||Used to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password. However, this usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console area, the backend dashboard of the website.|
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||Strictly Necessary cookies||Used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in.|
|cookieconsent_status||Strictly Necessary cookies||Used by the GDPR Cookie Compliance plugin to store whether or not the user has accepted the policy.|
|moove_gdpr_popup||Strictly Necessary cookies||Used by the GDPR Cookie Compliance plugin to store whether or not the user has accepted the policy.|
|_ga||Analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_53895647_1||Analytics||Contains campaign related information for the user.|
|_gid||Analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
6.2. The following 3rd party cookies are used on our Site:
|Service provider||Cookie name||Category||Purpose||Expiration time|
|_ga||Analytics||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Analytics||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat||Analytics||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_(property-id).||1 minute|
|AMP_TOKEN||Analytics||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||30 seconds to 1 year|
|_gat_gtag_UA_53895647_1||Analytics||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 days|
|__utmt||Analytics||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|__utmc||Analytics||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||End of browser session|
|__utmv||Analytics||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years from set/update|
|test_cookie||Advertisement||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users’ browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|IDE||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year|
|__gads||Advertisement||The __gads cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. It serves purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on our domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.||Various|
|DSID||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.||1 day|
|google_adsense_settings||Advertisement||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||Persistent|
|google_experiment_mod#||Advertisement||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||Persistent|
|google_pem_mod||Advertisement||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||Persistent|
|_fbc||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.||–|
|_fbp||Advertisement||Used by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.||–|
|1P_JAR, ANID, APISID, HSID, NID, S, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-APISID, __Secure-HSID, __Secure-SSID||Analytics||Used to distinguish users, sessions, throttle request rate, Contains campaign related information for the user, Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site or to store visitor-level custom variable data.||–|