This policy summarises the different types of cookies we use on the website, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device) and how to prevent and/or delete cookies.
When you view this website, or any other hyperlinked website, we may store some information on your local computer in the form of a “cookie”, which allows us to adjust our website to better match your preferences. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.
Except for cookies necessary for the functioning of the website, we will place cookies only if you have allowed us to do so by pressing the “Agree” button in the Cookie Information on the top-page of our website. Please note that if you do not allow us to place cookies or disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the website. If you want to change your settings at any time, you can return to the top-page of our website and use the “allow” or “do not allow” buttons. You may also disable cookies by using your browser settings, please be referred to “How to prevent and/or delete cookies” below.
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website, such as a small text file, which the webiste you are visiting saves on your local computer. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
Cookies are used by many website to give visitors access to a range of various functions. The information contained in the cookie can be used to monitor a user’s browsing behaviour.
The website use strictly necessary cookies which are essential to make the website work correctly and are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
The website also use “analytical” cookies. They allow us to optimize the performance of the website in order to enhance your website experience and to make the website easier to use and to better tailor the website to your interests and needs. The cookies also enable the user to remain logged in to e.g. the subscription service on the website. Further, the cookies help speed up your future activities and experience on the website by remembering user preferences such as language and font size and user agent properties, e.g. screen resolution and connection speed. We also use the cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use the website and to help us improve their structure and content.
Read more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them in the table under “Cookies used on the website” below.
Cookies used on the Website
There are three types of cookies:
- persistent cookies,
- session cookies and
- third party cookies
Persistent cookies save a file for an extended period on your computer and are used, for example, with functions that describe what information is new since you last visited the particular website.
Session cookies are stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting the website and browsing a page, and are used, for example, to determine what language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored in your computer for an extended period, but are deleted when you close your browser.
Geoprevent uses both types of cookies for the following purposes: (i) to collect visitor statistics; (ii) to enable the user to remain logged in to e.g. the subscription service on our website; (iii) to remember user preferences, e.g. language, font size, etc.; and (iv) to remember user agent properties, e.g. screen resolution, connection speed, etc.
Third party cookies
Detailed information on the Cookies used on the Website
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.||Save the key value. Example:
|10 Minutes||Third Party: Google Analytics|
|_gid||Used to track user behavior.||Save the key value. Example:
|24 Hours||Third Party: Google Analytics|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||Save the key value. Example:
|2 Years||Third Party: Google Analytics|
|_icl_visitor_lang_is||Management of languages, stores default web language.||Save the key value. Example:
|24 Hours||Geoprevent website|
|wpml_broswer_redirect_test||Stores the current language code.||Save the key value. Example:
|User Session||Geoprevent website|
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) might be sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Under the authority of Geoprevent, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity for Geoprevent and provide other website activity and internet related services for Geoprevent. In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. To see details on what Google Analytics collects and how it is used please refer to www.google.com/analytics.
Our website contains electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyse how our website is used, and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Our third party partners also employ clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons/web bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our website. We do not tie the information gathered to our customers’ or users’ personally identifiable information.
You can set your browser to block cookies. The procedure for blocking cookies will depend on what browser you are using. Access ‘Help’ or the appropriate menu in your browser for instructions. You can also remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject or remove cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some areas of our website, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.