To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
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. They also provide information to the owner of the site for statistical purposes or advertising, mainly to personalize your browsing experience by remembering your preferences.
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
– session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
– persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
– first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
– third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” or when the webpage references a file located outside its domain.
Our site uses various types of cookies. We use both session and persistent cookies. We also use both first and third party cookies for statistical purposes, to collect aggregate information about the number of users and how they visit the site. These cookies help us to enhance the performance of the website.
The third-party information is controlled by WordPress and Google Analytics. These cookies will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. 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.
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