Cookies are small files that store your web browsing settings. Most sites use this technology that will be automatically downloaded by your browser the first time when you visit a website. In the following instances when you access the respective site from the same device, the cookie files and the information retained by it will be returned either to the website that created them (also known as First-Party cookies) or to other sites to which they belong, in case of Third-Party Cookies.
Cookies are very useful, as they visibly improve the user browser experience when they return to a site they have visited several times before, under the sole condition that they use the same platform (browser / device). For instance, the cookies will remember how you use a specific page on the site or how to adjust the most relevant informations to your needs.
Cookies are divided into several types or categories, depending on their destination or purpose: essential, performance, functional, marketing and statistic cookies.
Performance cookies collect information about navigation and use on the site – such as the most visited pages or if there have been error messages on a specific page. These cookies do not store information that can identify the user and are exclusively used to improve the performance of the website and, ultimately, the user experience.
Functional cookies are used to enable the features required, such as video playback. They can also collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
Marketing cookies help display user-relevant ads, especially tailored to their interests. These cookies are also used to limit the frequency of an ad and to accurately measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. The cookies used for improved targeting and advertising are often connected to the functionalities of third-party sites.
Statistic cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously through Google Analytics. Useful information about those cookies can be found here.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
|PHPSESSID||Necessary||Session||This cookie preserves user session state across page requests.|
|r/collect||Third party||Session||This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|vuid||Third party||2 years||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read and send it to vimeo.com|
|__utm.gif||Third party||Session||Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.|
|__utma||Third party||2 years||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.|
|__utmb||Third party||1 day||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.|
|__utmc||Third party||Session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.|
|__utmt||Third party||1 day||Used by Google Analytics to throttle the speed of requests to the server.|
|__utmz||Third party||6 months||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.|
Browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “Options” or “Favourites” menus of your Internet browser.
If you want to withdraw your consent at any time, you will have to erase the cookies from your Internet browser settings. Useful information about cookies, including information about deleting or blocking cookies, can be found here.