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Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to analyze your use of the website, compile reports about website activities as well as provide services to the website operator related to your use of this website as well as the Internet in general.
Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser software; However, we must point out that, should you choose to do so, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the fullest extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection, transmission and processing of data by/to Google by means of downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that contain small amounts of information and which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device whenever you visit a website. If you visit the same site again in future, the cookies are sent back to the website from which they came, or to a different website that recognizes the cookie. Cookies are useful because websites can employ them to identify the tools used by specific users (for example, passwords, language selection, font size, other display settings). In this way, cookies also enable a website to adapt to your interests and avoid you having to enter the same information every time you visit the website. Cookies are used to authenticate computers, monitor visits and evaluate users’ website behaviors. They may also incorporate an explicit identification code, which tracks the user’s navigation of the website for statistical or advertising purposes. While you are navigating our website, your computer or mobile device may receive cookies from other websites or Web servers (please refer to “third-party cookies”). Without cookies, some aspects of our website might not function correctly or at all, since some cookies are required to ensure full functionality.
There are different kinds of cookies. Depending on their characteristics and functionality, the length of time they are stored on your computer or mobile device will vary: session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser; other cookies are stored on the user’s device for a predetermined length of time.
The public authorities responsible for protecting your data privacy have stipulated that the following technical cookies do not require your expressed consent:
- analytical cookies, used directly by the website operator in order to gather information about the number and behavior of users to the particular website,
- navigation and visit cookies (used for authentication, complete a purchase, etc.),
- functional cookies: These cookies enable the user to navigate the website based on a series of selected functions (such as language settings, items selected for purchase) with the goal of improving the convenience and performance of the website in question.
What types of cookies do we use?
In particular, this website uses:
- Technical cookies, in other words, for the visit to, and navigation of websites so that the website functions flawlessly and the user is able to make optimal use of website’s content and services.
- Analytical cookies help to understand how visitors make use of a website. These cookies neither collect specific information about the user’s identity nor any other personally identifiable data. The information is processed in aggregated and anonymized form.
- Third-party cookies, cookies which originate from other websites or Web servers and serve the particular purposes thereof.
Information gathered by cookies is not used in order to identify a specific user. Cookies are used exclusively for the aforementioned purposes.
The benefits of COOKIES
Some cookies are exceptionally useful, since they improve the visitor experience when going to websites that have been visited several times before. Assuming you are utilizing the same device and the same browser, cookies remember e.g. your preferences, how you make use of our website, and adapt the displayed content so that it is relevant to your personal needs and interests.
How can I manage and delete cookies?
If you wish to block or delete cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to accept or decline all cookies, or only accept certain types of cookie. You can also adjust your settings so that you are asked for permission every time a website wants to store a cookie on your device. The methods of managing and blocking cookies vary according to which browser you are using. For specifics, consult your browser’s integrated help function or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. You will then be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to manage or delete cookies in the most popular browsers.