Cookies and the Law

Cookie laws and e-Privacy Directives

To all visitors of this website, whether you live in the European Union or not, this information applies to your personal privacy.

The European Union law regarding personal data protection applies to how websites use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on user's equipment such as their computer or mobile devices changed on 26 May 2011.

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If you have been terrorized as to the use of cookies by the media, then you should know that the majority of websites on the internet use cookies.

If you use Facebook or Twitter or some other social website, then you have probably publicized more information about yourself than any cookie will provide.  Additionally, if you use the Internet Explorer from Microsoft then you should know that it has a flaw that allows you to be tracked without your permission.

Finally, if you disagree with cookies or my opinion then you should not view this website otherwise, by continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled the cookies for the use of this website.

Cookies info

What is a cookie?
When you visit our website, we may create a cookie. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device.

All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them.

Types of cookies

1. Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function properly.

Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and things you have to log in to do.

2. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies - are used to remember your preferences on our websites. This can be anything from remembering your city in a weather forecast or saving your username.

Persistent cookies - these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities like remembering login details, voting, or some personal user options that you use, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our visitors. This information is anonymous.

3. Analytical Performance Cookies

We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how their users may use it. These cookies provide us with statistical information that helps us improve our improve our audience content.

4. Behavioral Advertising or Third Party Cookies

We, and our advertisers or sponsors, may use cookies to provide tailored advertising to you which we believe are relevant to you.

Behavioral advertising is a way of providing advertisements on the websites you visit and making them more relevant to your interests. This is done by grouping together shared interests based upon previous web browsing activity. Advertising is then displayed to you when you visit a website which matches these interests.


What kind of cookies do we use?

We normally use cookie types #1, #2, and #3 as described above.


Can other Web sites and users access the stored information on this website?

Other Websites or users do not have access to the information stored by this website.
Please note that you should not select or check the Remember me option on this computer when you log in if you are using a public computer. To make sure your login credentials are not stored on the computer, click Log Out from this website page.
You can also use browser options to clear your cookies and other site data after you leave this website.


Do you use cookies or local storage to store my real name, billing address or other sensitive data?

No. We use these technologies to improve your experience of this website (for example, avoiding having to ask you to log in every time you visit a page) and we do not use them to store any sensitive information about you.


How can I delete or disable cookies?

Yes. You should refer to the help provided by your Internet browser for accurate instructions on removing information stored by websites.

You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. However, you can set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.

Below is a collection of instructions for clearing cookies and similar storage technologies. If you want to learn more about how to delete or disable cookies, see:
www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies


Other sources of information regarding cookies
HTTP cookies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookies


The message of this website explaining cookies continues to reappear

If you close the banner and it reappears the next time you visit us, you have most likely disabled cookies. We use a persistent cookie to remember that you closed the banner, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled.


IP Addresses

Each user of the Internet is automatically given a numerical address by the service company that they use for Internet access. We may also track IP addresses. An IP Address is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location.