Cookies are small files that include information that are sent by all websites to the visitor/user’s electronic device. Cookies do not cause any damage to the electronic device, or the files stored on it, nor do they provide access to these. Furthermore, the cookies do not recognise the identity of the on-line visitor/user, but, under conditions, lead to the recognition of their electronic device.
Cookies which require the consent of the on-line visitor/user are the following:
1. Cookies completely necessary for the user to connect (authentication) and the storage of preferences (consent)
2 Functionality and preference cookies (storing of preferred language, saving table status - active columns, sizes, page)
3 Performance cookies (Google Analytics, Hotjar, Facebook)
4 Targeting and advertising cookies (Facebook).
1. For statistical and research purposes
2 The improve the content of the visitor/user’s experience of the website
3 For social networking reasons.
In all cases, the on-line visitor/user can set the terms of their visit, either refusing to accept them or choosing each time to accept them. If their download is disabled, certain options may not be available, and some functions may not work properly (see www.allaboutcookies.org for information about the management of cookies).