WHAT IS A COOKIE?
The term ‘cookie’ refers to a small data file consisting solely of a set of text information that the site transfers to the web browser on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily throughout your visit, or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform various functions (for example, distinguish you from other visitors to the same site or remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most sites to improve your user experience. Each cookie is unique to your browser and contains some anonymous information. A cookie usually contains the name of the field from which the cookie originated, the cookie’s “lifetime” as well as a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number).
TYPES OF COOKIES
The basic types of cookies that websites may use are described below.
These are temporary cookies that remain in your device browser’s cookie file only during your visit and are deleted when you close the browser.
These remain in your device’s browser cookie log even after the browser has been shut down, sometimes for a year or more (the exact length of stay depends on the life of each cookie). Permanent cookies are used when the site administrator may need to know who you are for more than one visit (eg to remember your username or your site configuration preferences).
These are cookies that are installed on your browser and / or on your device’s hard drive from the site you are visiting. This includes assigning you a unique ID to track your site navigation. Webmasters often use first-party cookies to manage visits and for identification purposes.
These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks to keep track of your visits to the various sites they advertise. The site administrator has no control over these third-party cookies.
COOKIES ON THIS SITE AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM
GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES
COOKIES FROM VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS (GOOGLE, VIMEO, DAILYMOTION etc.)
These providers may place cookies on your device if you watch on our site videos that provide us with an external service. If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to view the embedded videos from our site.
COOKIES FROM SOCIAL NETWORKS
Third-party social networks can place cookies on your device if you choose to share material from our site with them by clicking on one of the embedded “share” buttons. If you disable these cookies, the Share feature will not be available.