In accordance with the provisions of the EU Regulation n°2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and any applicable national data protection laws (including but not limited to the Luxembourg law of 1st August 2018 organizing the National Commission for data protection and the general system on data protection, as amended from time to time), we hereby inform you that when using our website we may collect information by using ‘cookies’ which allow us to collect your IP address deemed to constitute personal data.
What are cookies and how do they work?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive, or other internet enabled devices, when you visit a website. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies can be classified in two different ways, by ‘life span’ and by ‘domain’. There are two types of cookies categorized by life span:
- Session cookies to identify you and used as an element in the security of your session. These are deleted once the browser is closed and are therefore not saved on your device.
- Persistent cookies which do remain stored on the user’s terminal device for a certain period of time or until it is deleted manually. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit it, so it can remember your preferences and tailor what you see on the screen.
When it comes to the domain, a distinction is made between:
- First-party cookies that are all related to the same domain, being related to one single website.
- Third-party cookies are kept by another domain, e.g. when accessing a file located on another web server.
Cookies are also employed for targeted advertising and to show relevant content based on the user’s past researches.
We use traffic log cookies to identify your device and which pages are being visited, during and after your visit(s). This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs and improve the overall user experience. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
The table below lists each cookie we may use on our website from time to time, identifies each cookie by category and type, and provides a brief explanation of each cookie’s purpose:
Category: Tailored Content
These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to gather, record and analyze users who entered to our website. Indeed, we like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones do not get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It is also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our Website and if they get 'error messages' from web pages.
How to manage cookies?
As per European legislation, we require your prior consent to store or access data in the form of cookies on your terminal device, except for cookies that are strictly functional (i.e. cookies that ensure the proper functioning of our website, such as cookies for login or registration, language preferences) which installation does not require your permission.
Our website therefore has a pop-up banner to inform you of the use and storage of cookies on your terminal device when visiting our website for the first time.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Declining the cookies may nonetheless prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
- Internet Explorer
You should note that this may however reduce our website functionality and prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. We therefore recommend you adjusting the browser settings in a manner that the website’s cookies are accepted.
How will we update this Policy?