What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be automatically collected.
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file formed out of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed through a Web server request to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed duration of existence, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard drive of the user whose device they have installed.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web-server.
For what purposes are cookies used through this website:
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely:
- improving the use of this website, including identifying any errors that occur while it is being visited / used by users;
- the provision of anonymous statistics on the use of this website to GENESIS COLLEGIATE FOUNDATION, as the owner of this website, excluding the user’s personal identification;
Based on cookie feedback about how this website is used, GENESIS COLLEGIATE FOUNDATION can take action to make this website more efficient and accessible to users.
What is the lifespan of cookies? Types of cookies used on this website.
A cookie’s lifespan may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that determine their lifetime:
- Session Cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes his browser.
- Persistent or Fixed Cookies – A “persistent cookie” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be in a few minutes, days, or several years in the future) to be removed by the user at any time through browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of the content on the website may be provided through third parties, that is, not by GENESIS COLLEGIATE FOUNDATION, in which case these cookies are referred to as cookies placed by third parties (“third party cookies”).
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, BootstrapCDN.
What cookies are used through this website:
By using / visiting the website the following cookies can be placed:
1. Website performance cookies;
2. Cookies for geotargeting;
a. Performance cookies
This type of cookies stores the preferences of the user of this website, so setting the preferences again in case of a subsequent web page visit is no longer necessary.
b. Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by software that determines the country of origin of the user of the website. The same ads will be received regardless of the selected language.
Cookie security issue
Because all Internet users have the right to protect their online identity, it is advisable to be informed about the possible security risks. Since these files constantly change information between the browser and the site you visit, cookie information can be intercepted by unauthorized people or programs. For example, this is possible if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted / unsecured network – as is the case for certain Wifi networks.
Customize browser settings for cookies
If more than one person uses the computer or technical equipment used to browse this website, the setting for deleting individual browsing data can be considered whenever the browser is closed.
How can cookies be disabled?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, resulting in limitations to its use.
Users can set their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a particular web page.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
For any further questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can update this policy. Please consult this Policy periodically to keep up with the changes.