What is a cookie?
Our websites use cookie technology to provide you with a better and personalized web service. The data stored by the cookies used on the website never reveals personal details on which an individual identity can be established.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored and / or red by your web browser on the hard drive of your final device (for example: computer, laptop or smartphone) according to web the website that you visit. Cookies also make your interaction with safer and faster websites as they can remember your preferences (such as authentication, language) by sending the information they contain back to the first website (a first-party cookie) or to another website to which they belong (a third-party cookie) when you visit the website again using the same end-device.
The cookie is installed on a request from a web server of a browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information from the user’s hard drive). A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web-server. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
What cookies does this site use?
The cookies used by this website are both our own cookies and cookies from third parties that allow us to understand the needs and requirements of visitors in order to improve their browsing experience in order to ensure their use in the better terms of service offered through this website. Cookies are used to analyze the traffic and performance of the website monitored and accessed by the visitor.
You can see that different types of cookies will be generated when you visit the website. We use the following 3 types:
- Session cookies, that are deleted immediately after your visit;
- Persistent cookies, that will remain stored for multiple website visits;
- Cookies placed by third parties, which are used by our partners mentioned on the website or to which the Website sends.
These allow you to use essential website features such as storing information from a form you’ve filled in. Additionally, they help by limiting the need to transfer information over the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and will expire when you close your browser.
These allow us to recognize anonymous visitors. By assigning an anonymous and random identifier, you can store specific information like: the method you reached the website, the visited pages, the selected options, and the website navigation path. By monitoring this information, we can improve the website, fix errors and provide better content.
Cookies placed by third parties
When you visit the website, you may notice certain cookies that are not related to Ascendia S.A. If you visit a web page that has embedded content from Facebook or YouTube, for example, you will receive cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies, so we recommend that you check third-party websites for more information.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and respond accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services: for example – online privacy preferences, website language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience (for example: language settings to access a website, keeping a user logged into the webmail account, keeping products in the shopping cart).
How do I stop the cookies?
In order to use our site completely, cookies must be installed. If you want to disable any cookie, you will still be able to browse this website; however, some functionality can be disabled. Most browsers (for example: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome) have cookies automatically enabled. You can decide whether and under what conditions cookies will access your computer by modifying your browser options. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu. Please note that if you do not make any changes, this will mean that you accept the initial browser configuration and cookie activity. If you do not agree to this, please change your browser configuration and limit or disable cookies.