Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies are essential for internet to work correctly by providing several advantages to improve interactive services, making web browsing easier. Cookies do not damage hardware but rather help us to identify and solve errors.

Relation and description of the cookies that we use on the web page

Name Purpose Description Supplier Duration
PHPSESSID Required This 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 Client Session
cookieControl
cookieControlPrefs
Required This cookie identifies whether the user has accepted the use of cookies or not. Client Session
css_loaded Required We use this cookie to identify if the minimum basic styles need to be loaded to quickly display the website (Critical CSS) or if the full styles are already available. Client 3 months
lang Personalization This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website. Client 1 year
_ga Analysis This 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. Google Analytics 2 years
_gid Analysis This 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 of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Google Analytics 1 day
_gat_gtag_UA Analysis Google uses this cookie to distinguish users Google Analytics 1 minute

 

Other third party cookies

Some of our pages may display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers that this website may have:

These third-party services are outside of the control of the Commission. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

The following is a list of the most common browsers:

Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Safari
https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Opera
https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/

Firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en 

Update: October 2020