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Information collected by us
To conduct ad campaigns that are closer to your interests through third parties, such as Google’s advertising network, we collect an IP address as well as the interactions with the content on this website. The technologies used to collect the data are called cookies.
What are cookies?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie” or just simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, on your mobile device or on another user equipment used to access the Internet. The cookie is installed following the request issued by a web server to a browser (for example: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive). A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is fixed; technically, only the webserver that has sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with the webserver. With the help of cookies, the website ‘remembers’ your actions and preferences (login, language, character size, and other display preferences) over a given period of time. As such, you do not have to enter them any time you go back to the website or when you navigate from one page to the next.
How can I stop cookies?
Users can configure their browsers to reject cookies. Disabling and rejecting cookies may result in certain sections or pages of the website being unavailable or difficult to visit and use. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies are used?
In the following table you will find the classification and description of the cookies that might be used on this website:
|Cookie name||Type of cookie||Description/End Provider||Expiry|
|_utma||Functional||This cookie (which is part of Google Analytics) keeps track of the number of visits of a visitor on your website, as well as the date of their first and last visit.||Expires after 2 years.|
|_utmb||Functional||Used to create a time stamp from the moment a visitor enters a website. This cookie is part of Google Analytics along with the _utmc cookie.||Expires after 30 minutes.|
|_utmc||Functional||Used to create an exact time stamp for the moment a visitor leaves the website. This cookie is part of Google Analytics along with the _utmb cookie.||This cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.|
|_utmz||Functional||Keeps track of the traffic from the location where the visitor accessed the site, which search engine he/she used, what links he/she visited, what keywords he/she used, and the location from where the user has accessed the site. This cookie module is a part of Google Analytics.||It expires after 180 days.|
|PHPSESSID||Required||Temporarily records a customer identity variable.||End of the browsing session|
|_identity_customer||Required||Temporarily records a customer identity variable.||End of the browsing session|
|_csrf||Required||Temporarily records the CSRF token value.||End of the browsing session|
|csrf_token||Required||Temporarily records the CSRF token value.||End of the browsing session|
|sidebar_closed||Functional||Records sidebar status, whether open or closed.||End of the browsing session|
|_gat||Functional||Is used by Google Universal Analytics to limit data collection on websites with significant traffic.||10 minutes after the end of the session|
|_ga||Functional||Is used by Google Universal Analytics to identify users by associating them with an automatically generated unique number.||760 days after the end of the session|
|_gid||Functional||Is used by Google Universal Analytics to identify users by associating them with an automatically generated unique number.||24 hours after the end of the session|
|cookieconsent_status||Functional||Records whether the user has accepted cookies or not the first time he/she accessed the website.||30 days after the end of the session|
|__stid, __uset, __stdstillery, na_tc||Traffic info/Advertising||A part of the ShareThis widget. Attributes an identifier to each device to analyse traffic to ShareThis. The ShareThis pop-up displays a Do not track link that allows the user to delete these cookies and prevents their storage in the current session.||1 year after the end of the session|
|GAPS, GoogleAccountsLocale_session, GALX, LSID||Traffic info/Advertising||Used by Google+ to allow users to click on the Google +1 button. Google. Inc.||1 year after the end of the session|
|YSC, B, ACTIVITY, GEUF, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Flash Used by YouTube.||They are set when the user clicks the Play button of a video.||Youtube End of the browsing session|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF||Traffic info/Advertising||Used by Google Maps to identify user activity and store user preferences. Google. Inc.||End of browsing session|
|id, _drt_||Traffic info/Advertising||Used by Doubleclick, a Google service that provides online advertising and targeting services. Google. Inc.||End of browsing session|
|datar, x-src, fr, lu,||Traffic info/Advertising||Used by Facebook to track user activity.||End of the browsing session|
|auth_token, twll, secure_session, guest_id, remember_checked, remember_checked_on||Traffic info/Advertising||Used by Twitter to identify users and track activity.||Twitter End of the browsing session|
We also use the information described above to customise the type of advertising that a user might see on other web domains. We also collect anonymous cookie data in order to identify as many audience segments as possible, which enables Google’s advertising network to select the most relevant online audience.