This document is divided into four parts:
- What are cookies?
- What type of cookies are used by Platina?
- How to manage cookies?
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or other internet connected device in order to identify your browser, provide analytics, remember information about you such as your language preference or login information. They're completely safe and can't be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device.
Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user's information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.
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Two types of cookies are:
First party cookies:
Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting are called “First party cookies".
Third party cookies:
A third-party cookie is one that is placed on a user’s hard disk by a Web site from a domain other than the one a user is visiting. These cookies are often set by advertising networks that a site may subscribe to in the hopes of driving up sales or page hits.
2. What type of cookies are used by Platina?
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years.
Platina uses only first party cookies in its websites and services.
Our website is regularly scanned to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:
2.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features. If you remove or disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our websites.
2.2 Analytics Cookies
2.3 Preference Cookies
Preference cookies are used to provide services or to remember choices you make so we can personalize content for you (e.g. by remembering your username or region). These preferences are remembered, using the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the websites you will not have to set them again.
3. How to manage cookies?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their 'settings' preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information. Some services may totally stop functioning if you disable cookies.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please refer them for more information.
For more information relating to cookies, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org