What are cookies?
A cookie is a small size file made up of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile device, or other user equipment used to access the Internet. The cookie is installed by a request sent by the server to a web page to the browser (for example: Internet Explorer, Chrome), and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and does not have access to user hardware information).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are widely used to make websites work or work better and more efficiently. Cookies are required for the website to work, and allow you to navigate through it, as well as use its services and features. Without these highly needed cookies, the site will not function as well as we want, and we may not be able to provide you with certain services or features.
Cookies are also used in the preparation of anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user prefers to use our site, allowing us to improve its structure and content, excluding the identification of the personality of the user.
What cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies – per user session and fixed. The session cookies are temporary files that remain in the user’s device until the end of their user session or when the application (web browser) closes. Fixed files remain on the user’s device for the period that is parameterized by the cookies or until they are manually deleted by the user.
How are cookies from this website used?
Visiting this site may create cookies for the following purposes:
Site performance cookies;
Cookies for analyzing site visitors;
When you sign in, we’ll also create multiple cookies to keep your sign-in information and display options on screen. If you leave a comment on our site, you may agree to remember your name, email address, website and others in the cookies. They are stored for your convenience so when you enter a new comment you don’t need to enter all the information again.
We use the Google Adwords tools (1), (2), (3) and Facebook Pixels (1), (2) to improve the functionality of the site and to provide advertising content that meets the user’s interests.
Do the cookies contain personal data?
By itself, cookies do not require personal information to be used and most often do not identify the Internet users’ personality. Personal data collected when using cookies can only be collected to facilitate user use. These data are encrypted in a way that prevents unauthorized persons from accessing them.
Security and confidentiality
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use the form of plain text. They are not made up of parts of codes so they cannot be executed nor executed independently. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated or copied to other networks to start or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Typically, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different cookie acceptance, expiration and auto-erase times after the user has visited a site.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.