What is a cookie?

In order to make it easier for you to use our website and make it more enjoyable, we use “cookies”. Cookies are small data units that allow us to compare new and previous visitors, understanding how they use our site. They provide us with information that can make future visits to the website more enjoyable and efficient. If you do not want to use cookies, set your computer to delete all cookies on the website and / or warn you before the cookie is saved to disk. If you do not want to change the use of cookies, simply proceed to the website.

Setting and storing cookies

Cookies can be determined by the website you are visiting (“your own cookies”) or by a third party website that manages the content of the website you are viewing (“cookies from elsewhere”).

Cookies can be stored for different lengths of time, just for the duration of the browsing session, or much longer.

Session or session cookies: A cookie that allows us to link your actions during a session in a browser. A browser session begins when you open a browser window and ends when you close it. Session cookies are created temporarily and are deleted when your browser window is closed.

Persistent cookies: A cookie that remains on your device. The time specified in the cookie, and is activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.

Different types of cookies

There are four main types of cookies:

Essential cookies: These cookies are crucial as they allow you to move around the website and use the features of the website or to provide the services you have requested. For example, to store products that you have added to the online shopping cart. We do not need your permission to use these cookies.

Functional cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember your choices (such as your username, language or the region in which you are located) and provide you with improved and more personal features. For example, a site may provide you with local weather forecasts or traffic news using a cookie to store information about the region in which you are currently located, remember your changes in text, font, and other parts of the website that are flexible and provide services such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymized and these cookies cannot track your browser activity on other websites.

Implementation cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use the website. For example, which pages you visit most often and if you receive an error message from them. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This information is only used to improve the performance of the website.

Target cookies or third-party advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times an individual ad is displayed, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually installed by ad networks with the permission of the website operator. They remember that you visited the website and this information is passed on to other organizations such as advertisers. Targeted or advertising cookies can often be related to the functionality of a website provided by another organization.

For more information on advertising cookies and online privacy, see the guide created by the online advertising industry and available at www.youronlinechoices.com.

Which cookies do we use?

_ga2 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat_gtag_UA_196207008_11 minuteThis cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.
_gid1 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-cookies“GDPR Cookie Consent” plug-in cookie.
elementorneverThis cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.
JSESSIONIDsessionUsed by sites written in JSP. General purpose platform session cookies that are used to maintain users’ state across page requests.
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
pll_language1 yearThis cookie is set by Polylang plugin for WordPress powered websites. The cookie stores the language code of the last browsed page.