COOKIES

The site may use cookies to identify the visitor/user of certain services and pages. The site and linked apps use cookies. A cookie is a file that contains an identification code (a sequence of numbers and letters) and which has been sent from a server to a browser where it is stored. Whenever the browser asks for a page from the server, the identification code is sent back to it. Cookies can either be permanent or relate to a single connection. Permanent cookies are stored by the browser and remain active either until their expiration date or until the user deletes them. Those that relate to a single session expire when the link closes when the navigator is shut down. Cookies do not store items that can personalize the user, but personal information stored by the site and relating to users / visitors may link to the information that is stored and can be obtained from cookies. Only “permanent” cookies are used on the site and linked apps, only cookies pertaining to a connection / session or “permanent” cookies and cookies used in a connection / session. Most users’ browsers allow them to refuse cookies, for example:

  1. In Internet Explorer (version 11) they can suspend using cookies by using cookie bypass settings by selecting ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’ and then ‘Advanced’.
  2. In Firefox (version 39), you can suspend the use of all cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, then selecting “Use Personal Parameters for History” from the drop down menu and finally unchecking ” cookies from sites “.
  3. In Chrome (version 44), they can suspend using cookies by going to the “Control and Customization” menu and selecting “Settings”, “Advanced Settings Viewing” and “Content Settings” and selecting ” under the heading “Cookies”.
  4. In Safari (version 5.1.7) they can suspend using cookies by choosing “Choosing Safari”, “Preferences”, then selecting “Privacy” and then proceeding to any of the following actions. Permanent Suspension of Cookies: Safari does not allow any site, third parties or advertisers to store cookies and other data on the Mac. Some sites may not work properly because of this.  Use Cookies Only from Existing Site: Safari only accepts cookies and site information from the site where the user is currently logged in. Often, some sites have built-in content from other sources. Safari does not allow third parties to store or access cookies or other items. Allowed Use by All Websites I Visited: Safari accepts cookies and site elements only from websites visited by the user. Safari uses your existing cookies to determine if a user has visited a site in the past. Choosing this setting prevents the storage of cookies and other content on the Mac from websites whose embedded content is on the websites visited by the user. Suspension of use of all cookies might have a negative impact on some pages on our site.

If the use of cookies is suspended, the user will not be able to make use of all the features of the site or linked apps.The user can delete cookies that have already been stored on his computer. For example:

  1. In Internet Explorer (version 11) it can manually delete the cookie files. He can find the process for this at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
  2. In Firefox (version 39), you must delete cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy” and then selecting “Use Personal Parameters for History” from the drop down menu by selecting “View Cookies” Remove all cookies, “and
  3. In Chrome (version 44), you can delete all cookies by going to the “Control and Customization” menu and choosing “Settings”, “Advanced Settings View” and “Clear Browsing Items”. Then select “Cookies and other site and link data” and “Clear Browsing Items”.
  4. In Safari (version 5.1.7), you can delete all cookies by entering the Safari preferences window and choosing “Privacy”. The user can configure his choices to accept cookies next to “Blocking cookies”. Chooses “Groups and Advertisers” – “Always” or “Never”. If there are site or cookie items stored, select “Details”. If it wishes to delete data from all sites, it simply selects “Delete All”. Click “Finish” to return to the selection window.