2. What is a Cookie?
Cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies (collectively ‘cookies’) are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to any internet enabled device – such as your computer, smartphone or tablet – when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, generally improving your online experience, and helping us to offer you the best product and services.
There are many types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences. For a detailed list of cookies used on our website, please refer to the relevant section below.
We also insert cookies in emails and newsletters to improve our content and advertising.
More detailed information about the types of cookies we use and for what purposes, can be found in the below relevant section.
4. Types of Cookies
4.1. Duration: In terms of duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our websites:
Persistent Cookies. These cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete them (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie, as well as your browser settings, as stated below). Persistent Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including saving preferences and user options when using the site. They remain stored in your terminal equipment until they reach their set expiration date, unless deleted by the user before that time;
Session Cookies. These cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our websites; They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as “remembering” what the user has put in the shopping cart during use of the website.
4.2 First- and third-party Cookies
Whether a Cookie is “first-party” or “third party” is determined by the site or domain that places the Cookie. The first party Cookies are determined by a website visited by the user-the site displayed in the URL window: e.g. cookies set by Website. In some cases, we may collaborate with third parties to provide services on our website. Third party advertisers and other businesses may use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on the website and/or the advertisements you have chosen. This information can be used by them to provide advertisements that they believe can probably be of interest to you, based on the content you have visited. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.
5. Cookie Consent
Some Cookies are absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of the website and do not require the consent of the user, such as those that ensure that the content of a page is loaded quickly and efficiently distributing the workload in many computers or computers that provide security. Other cookies are still reasonably necessary or important, but are not absolutely necessary and therefore require the consent of the user. The user’s consent is collected through different techniques.
- You can control the installation of cookies on our behalf. However please note that disabling tracking cookies does not necessarily mean that you will receive less advertising. It just means that the advertising you receive will not be tailored to your interests.
- You can set your browser setting to refuse to accept cookies as well as delete cookies already installed on your computer:
a. Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies.
b. Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
c. Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=el.
d. Safari – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265.
6. Consent Withdrawal
Your consent to the use of the Cookies can be withdrawn at any time, but be advised that such withdrawal may have an impact on the functionality of the website.
7. Cookies We Use
Our website uses the following types of Cookies:
A. Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site and cannot be deactivated in our systems. They are usually only determined in response to the actions you have made that are a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, linking or filling in our forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but that will result in some parts of the website not functioning. The necessary Cookies that we may use on our website are the following:
|Name of Cookie||Description||Domain||Default Status|
|_cfduid||The cookie is set by Cloudflare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.||velocitypartners.vc||Always Active|
|cookie_notice_accepted||This cookie is used to remember the visitor’s cookie setting.||velocitypartners.vc||Always Active|
B. Performance Cookies (Analytics)
Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analysis cookies, collect Information concerning the use of the website and allow us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our website and allow us to see the overall models of use on the site, and to record any difficulties you encounter with the Website.
The performance Cookies that we may use on our website are as follows:
|Name of Cookie||Description||Domain||Default Status|
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||velocitypartners.vc||Inactive|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected include the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||velocitypartners.vc||Inactive|
|_gat_gtag_UA_124763679_1||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.||velocitypartners.vc||Inactive|