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Cookie Policy for www.itsweb.org

This is the Cookie Policy for www.itsweb.org, accessible from www.itsweb.org/jsp/en/privacy/index.jsp

What Are Cookies:

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies:

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies:

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set:

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES:

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure our website delivers you information and services securely and optimally.

JSESSION ID

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

DSID:

This cookie is set to note your specific user identity. It contains a hashed/encrypted unique ID.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES:

Some cookies enable websites to remember choices their users make, for example, user name, language or text size.

EMAIL NEWSLETTERS RELATED COOKIES

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

FORMS RELATED COOKIES

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

VUID

These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES:

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that our website delivers you information and services securely and optimally.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

_HJINCLUDEDINSAMPLE

This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

_GA

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_GAT

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

TARGETING/ADVERTISING COOKIES:

We sometimes use tracking pixels that set cookies to assist with delivering online advertising.

FACEBOOK PIXEL

We use Facebook technologies such as the Facebook Pixel to show you interest-based marketing content from our brand after you visited our website. Data collected by the Facebook Pixel may also be anonymised and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts.

You can find out more about Facebook Advertising and manage your Facebook Advertising settings or opt-out of Facebook interest-based advertising at https://www.facebook.com/ads/about/

IDE:

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Some of our webpages use third-party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device.

VIDEO WIDGETS

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it. YouTube video widget (Google Inc.) Vimeo video widget (Vimeo Inc.)

MORE INFO

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through our email: info@itsweb.org