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Cookie Policy

Introduction

This policy is provided for this website.

What are cookies and why are they used
A cookie is a text file that a website visited by the user sends to his/her terminal (computer or mobile device such as smartphone or tablet), where it is stored and then retransmitted to that same website on subsequent visits.

  • Cookies are distinguished from each other:
    based on the subject who generates them, depending on whether it is the publisher of the website visited (so-called "first party cookies") or a third-party server (so-called "third party cookies");
  • based on the purpose of each cookie: some cookies allow improved navigation by storing some choices of the user, such as the language (so-called "technical cookies"), while other cookies track user navigation, also for the purpose of sending advertising and/or offering services aligned with user preferences (so-called "profiling cookies").

The website uses various types of cookies including technical, marketing and profiling cookies as specified below.

Activities strictly necessary for the operation of this Website and delivery of the Service

This Website uses so-called “technical” Cookies and other similar Trackers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service.
First-party Trackers

Storage duration:

_ga: 2 years
_gid: 1 day
_gcl_au: 3 months
_gat_UA-84320778-1: 1 hour
SM: duration of the session
MUID: 2 years
_fbp: 3 months
_fbp: 3 months
___utmvc: 1 hour
cb-enabled: 13 months
seasonrenew: duration of the session
lscache-__lscachetest__: indefinite
_hjLocalStorageTest: indefinite
_cltk: duration of the session
_hjSessionStorageTest: duration of the session
mediaCodes: duration of the session

Other activities involving the use of Trackers - Basic interactions & functionalities

This Website uses Trackers to enable basic interactions and functionalities, allowing Users to access selected features of the Service and facilitating the User's communication with the Owner.

Tag Management

This type of service helps the Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on this Website in a centralised fashion.
This results in the Users' Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.
Google Tag Manager (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google Ireland Limited.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Storage duration:

_gcl_au: 3 months

Experience enhancement

This Website uses Trackers to provide a personalised user experience by improving the quality of preference management options, and by enabling interaction with external networks and platforms.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Fonts (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Fonts is a typeface visualisation service provided by Google Ireland Limited that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Measurement

This Website uses Trackers to measure traffic and analyse User behaviour with the goal of improving the Service.

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Google Analytics (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

Storage duration:
DSID: 1 hour
__utma: 2 years
__utmb: 1 hour
__utmc: duration of the session
__utmt: 1 hour
__utmv: 2 years
__utmz: 7 months
_ga: 2 years
_gat: 1 hour
_gat_gtag_UA_*: 1 hour
_gcl_au: 3 months
_gid: 1 day

Google Ads conversion tracking (Google Ireland Limited)

Google Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited that connects data from the Google Ads advertising network with actions performed on this Website.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data.

Place of processing: Ireland – Privacy Policy.

Heat mapping and session recording

Heat mapping services are used to display the areas of this Website that Users interact with most frequently. This shows where the points of interest are. These services make it possible to monitor and analyse web traffic and keep track of User behaviour.
Some of these services may record sessions and make them available for later visual playback.

Hotjar Heat Maps & Recordings (Hotjar Ltd.)

Hotjar is a session recording and heat mapping service provided by Hotjar Ltd.
Hotjar honours generic „Do Not Track” headers. This means the browser can tell its script not to collect any of the User's data. This is a setting that is available in all major browsers. Find Hotjar’s opt-out information here.

Personal Data processed: Tracker, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: Malta – Privacy PolicyOpt Out.

Storage duration:

_hjFirstSeen: duration of the session
_hjLocalStorageTest: duration of the session
_hjTLDTest: duration of the session
_hjid: 1 year

Targeting & Advertising

This Website uses Trackers to deliver personalised marketing content based on User behaviour and to operate, serve and track ads.

Advertising

This type of service allows User Data to be utilised for advertising communication purposes. These communications are displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this Website, possibly based on User interests.
This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
Some of the services listed below may use Trackers to identify Users or they may use the behavioural retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behaviour, including those detected outside this Website. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
Services of this kind usually offer the possibility to opt out of such tracking. In addition to any opt-out feature offered by any of the services below, Users may learn more on how to generally opt out of interest-based advertising within the dedicated section "How to opt-out of interest-based advertising" in this document.

AppNexus (AppNexus Inc.)

AppNexus is an advertising service provided by AppNexus Inc.

Personal Data processed: Tracker and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt out.

Storage duration: up to 3 months

Ways to express consent to cookies
According to current legislation, the Data Controller is not required to request consent for technical cookies, as they are necessary to provide the requested services. For all other types of cookies, consent must be expressed by the User.
On your first visit to the website, you can accept all cookies by clicking on the "Accept" button in the banner. Alternatively, you can activate or deactivate the individual cookie categories and confirm your choices by clicking on the "Learn more and customize" button in the banner itself.
You can access detailed information through the "Cookie Policy" link or the widget at the bottom of the website, and change your preferences, at any time.

Management of cookies
You can also decide which cookies to accept through the browser settings you select. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies, but the user can change the browser settings themselves to manage their cookie preferences.
If you decide to disable cookies, it is as well to consider their characteristics in order to avoid creating undesirable changes to the user experience when browsing the site. In particular, the deactivation of certain cookies may prevent the use of some features of the site.
Find out more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.