Effective as of January 15, 2019
- To make sure our website(s) works properly;
- To collect data about the use of our website including the number of visitors and how frequently the pages are viewed;
- To ensure the secure function of our online cloud-based service;
- To remember your preferences and offer you the best experience possible.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone, or other device by websites that you visit. The cookies we use do not access your computer to obtain personal information and they do not collect information that could identify any user personally.
We use both session based and persistent based cookies. Session based cookies exist only during your web session and expire when you close your internet browser. Persistent based cookies are files that stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period of a cookie. Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable core site or to authenticate your access. Cookies cannot be used to obtain personal information from your computer.
When you visit our website(s), we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is the numeric address of a computer. The IP address recorded on website log files is the address provided by your internet service provider’s equipment and not your own personal computer’s address. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and the geographic regions of our visitors.
Your internet service provider will keep records of which customer is using any IP address or hostname at any given time, and so it is theoretically possible to trace back activity shown on any website log file to a specific individual. In practice, this can only be done with the explicit involvement of the internet service provider, and such a trace would therefore only take place in the event of serious criminal misuse of the internet and would be carried out by the police. We will not attempt to associate IP addresses and hostnames with individuals. In the event of serious criminal misuse of the website, the matter would be referred to the police for further investigation.
Different types of cookies
Different types of cookies are used to enhance your browsing functionality and to improve your user experience:
Session cookies – are small pieces of information that is held by the browser that is then attached to an individual users session.
Persistent cookies – Remain on a user’s computer/device and is not deleted when the browser is closed. A persistent cookie enables a website to remember your visits.
Third party cookies – Are stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This site offers payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
Our site(s) uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data) - Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information including a personal identification number allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Usage Data - Information collected automatically through our website(s) (or third-party services employed in our website(s)), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the users who use this application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within our website(s)) and the details about the path followed within the website(s) with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.
User, Customer - The individual using this website/platform who unless otherwise specified, coincides with Participant, Respondent or Data Study Subject.
Participant, Respondent (or Data Study Subject) - The natural person whose personal data is processed by a controller or processor and to whom personal and/or study data refers.
Data Processor - The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller, as described in our policy.
Data Controller (or Data Owner) - The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this application. The data controller, unless otherwise specified, is the owner of the website(s).
The Website, Platform - The means by which the personal data of the natural person is collected and processed.
Service - The service provided by the website(s) as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/platform.
How to control cookies
You can control cookies through your browser settings, this includes being able to restrict and block cookies. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this website. Many third party cookies can be safely blocked. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking ‘help’ on your browser's menu or find more comprehensive information on how to control, restrict and block cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
Latest update: January 15, 2019