What is a “cookie”?
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website (through the browser) and stored on a user’s computer while interacting with the website. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the user’s activity, information that helps the owner(s) of the website make relevant improvements (content, layout) according to the user’s preferences.
Types of cookies
Based on their duration (lifespan):
- session cookies– are deleted when the user closes the browser
- persistent cookies– remain on the user’s device for a certain period of time (a few months to years).
Based on the cookie owner
- first-party cookies– are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
We use Google tools (Analytics, Tag Manager, Webmaster Tools) to generate (anonymous) statistics about the user’s behavior on our website, without personally identifying them.
We also use third-party technology that allows us to create an even better experience for our users. You may recognize such third-party tools in our social media share buttons (AddToAny) that make possible fast information sharing in your social profile if you are logged in to it, embedded social media feeds, YouTube videos or interactive maps (Google maps styles with Snazzy Maps), newsletter subscriptions (MailChimp, DRIP). More information about cookies used by the most common social platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google plus and maps, Instagram, etc.).
How to manage cookie settings
You may change your cookie preferences or delete them at any time. The method depends on the type of browser you use:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Opera browser
You can even disable/block completely cookies, but you must be aware that this will affect the functionality/features of this and many other websites that you visit. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not completely disable/block cookies.
What else do I need to know about my data usage on this website?