Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by the user send directly to his/her terminal. Such cookies are stored into the user’s terminal in order to be retransmitted to the same websites when the user accesses them again (so called first-party cookies). During the browsing on a website, the user may receive on his/her terminal also cookies of different websites or web servers (so called third-party cookies); this happens because the visited websites contain items such as images, maps, specific links to pages of other websites that are hosted on a server other than the one on which the requested page is hosted. These are those cookies that are set by a website different from the one that the user is visiting.
The cookies may be limited to a single browsing session (so called session cookies) and, in such case, they automatically disable when the browser is closed. Some other cookies may have a preset expiry date and, in such case, they will remain stored and active in the user’s hard-disk until such expiry date, continuing to collect information in the course of the subsequent browsing sessions (so called permanent cookies). Cookies are used for different purposes. Some of them are used to allow the user to visit a website and use its features (so called technical cookies). Some other cookies are used in order to collect statistical information, in aggregated or non-aggregated form, about the number of users who access a Website and how a website is used (so called monitoring or analytics cookies). Other cookies are used to track the user’s profile as a consumer and display ads which are consistent with your interests (so called, profiling cookies).
Cookies on our website
- PHPSESSID – PHP session cookie. Mostly used to keep track of users that are logged in
- optional_cookies – A cookie that tells us if we’re allowed to track you with analytics tools (possible values: “on”, “off”)
- History.store – we’re using this for advanced navigation functionalities on our website. This data is never sent to anyone (including us), it’s just stored in your web browser.
- _gat, _gid, _ga – Google Analytics
- heatmap.me – We’re using this to track what the users are clicking on our website. All data is anonymous, and cannot be used to identify you in any way. Either way, when you opt out of optional cookies, this analytic tool gets disabled too
IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to apply the settings for optional cookies, please refresh the page.