Cookies are small data files generated on your computer which enable you, the user of websites, to store data regarding your online activities.
Our website may use the following own cookies:
Session cookies are memorised and are only valid temporarily. They do not record any data permanently on your computer’s hard drive.
These cookies can store relative data at the beginning of your browsing session.
Third- parties tracking cookies
Tracking cookies mainly collect data on your browsing activities and offer you personalised advertisements.
These cookies are based on temporary tracking of your online browsing and your segment browsing profiles and provide you with advertisements specific to your interests. You can delete them before you start browsing on other websites.
Google Analytics does not collect personal data of our website’s users.
Below is a list of the main cookies which we use:
|Type of cookie||Cookie name||Purpose||Lifetime|
|Measurement of Website Use (Google Analytics)||_ga||This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. Included in each page request on the site and used to calculate the volume of visitors, sessions and data analysis reports for the web. By default, the cookie expires after 2 years, but this can personalized the owner of the web site.||2 years|
|_utma||This number is a random number and is used to determine unique visitors to our website.||2 years|
|_utmb||This random number works with _utmc to calculate the average amount of time that users spend on our website.||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This random number works with _utmc to calculate the average amount of time that users spend on our website.||Ends when the browsing session ends|
|_utmz||This is a random number to obtain data on how the user arrived at the website (e.g. directly or via a link or an organic or paid search, etc.).||6 months|
|_utmv||This is used to store variable data on the level of visitors. The cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a personalised variable of the level of visitors. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||2 years|
You may set browsers to accept or reject all cookies by default or to receive a warning on the screen when a cookie is received to decide whether to install it on a hard drive or not. To do so, we suggest that you go to the help section on the browser which explains how browser settings can be changed.
Tracking tools such as Do Not Track can also be used to block cookies. These tools can be downloaded from the website http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php.
You should take into account, however, that if you remove cookies, this may affect certain areas of the website.
If you require further information, you may consult the manuals and instructions on the browser:
If Microsoft Internet Explorer is used, from the Tools drop-down menu on the toolbar, you should select Internet Options and click on Privacy.
If Firefox is used, for Mac, from the Preferences drop-down menu, users should select Privacy and click on Show Cookies, and for Windows, from the Tools drop-down menu, you should select Options and click on Privacy followed by Use custom settings for history.
If Safari is used, from the Preferences drop-down menu, you should select Privacy.
If Google Chrome is used, from the Tools drop-down menu, you should select Options (Preferences in Mac) and click on Advanced followed by Contents Settings in the Privacy section and finally Cookies.