But how do actually cookies work? Cookies are small files that are stored by the web site server on the computer’s hard disk or other electronic device through which you access the SQLearn’s web site. In other words, it is a set of data that can be sent from our website to your computer’s browser and then stored on your hard disk as an anonymous trace through which your computer can be identified but not you. You can set your browser to display a query before downloading a cookie so you can decide at any time whether to accept it or not. You can also completely disable cookies in your browser. However, if you do so, some features of our website may not work properly.
Cookies are unique to each web browser and contain anonymous information about the websites you visit and the devices you use.
In general, cookies perform many functions, such as facilitating your browsing from one website to another, saving your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.
Cookies are divided into different categories depending on the purpose they serve and how they work, as detailed below.
On our website we only use “absolutely necessary” cookies, cookies of performance in order to receive information about the traffic and how users navigate as well as cookies to display personalized ads.
Information about the types of cookies our website uses
The cookies used on our website are divided into 5 categories:
- Absolutely Necessary
The “absolutely necessary” cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website. Without them you may not be able to browse and use the features of the website and, therefore, without these cookies we cannot provide efficient operation of our website. These cookies do not recognize your personal identity.
Usability cookies store usage information which greatly affects the operation of the website and facilitates the next visit of the user to the site. The data may be anonymous and not available while navigating to other websites.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, for instance, which pages they visit most often and whether they receive error messages from websites. These cookies collect aggregated, anonymous information that does not identify a visitor. They are used solely to improve the performance of a website.
These cookies are used to provide content that best suits you and your interests. They can be used to show targeted advertising / bids, limit ad serving, or measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. These cookies do not recognize your personal identity.
- Third Party Cookies
On our website we have added functions that are provided by other sites (eg social networks) through specific plug-ins. For the operation of these plug-ins, the cookie is downloaded directly from the service providers to your device without us checking the cookie settings that come from these specific sites. For more information about cookies and how to manage them, you can visit their respective third party sites:
More information about Cookies
If you would like more information about cookies, how they are used and how they work during the processing of your personal information, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
How to control cookies through the browser
Every user of our website has the ability to change the settings in the browser he uses regarding cookies.
Depending on the browser, you can choose to automatically accept all cookies (usually this is the default), to receive a warning when and how cookies are used in certain cases or not to generally allow them to be used.
You can turn off cookies by changing the settings in your browser. It should be noted, however, that the website may not function properly if all cookies are turned off (see description of cookies types above).
Please refer to the table below and follow the appropriate link to obtain further information on how to disable and delete cookies:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/diagrafh-cookies-gia-afairesh-plhroforiwn
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
For other browsers not listed here, please contact the provider of this program or alternatively look for a “help” feature in the browser.
Google Analytics service information (with anonymization feature)
The SQLearn website uses the Google Analytics service to record traffic to its website.
Google cookies are used to store certain information such as the length of the visit to the SQLearn website, the type of browser used, the location from which the visit originated and how often they were visited. Each time you visit a different page within the SQLearn webpage, the browser you use automatically submits encrypted and anonymized data to the Google Analytics platform.
The reason we use the Google Analytics service is that we want to process anonymous data in order to improve the SQLearn website such as deciding which page to improve and how as well as to evaluate ad serving. Important note: We do not use third party providers to place ads.
The storage time of the collected data is 6 months.
As part of the Google Analytics service, SQLearn also uses the ‘Anonymize IP’ feature. With this feature, your IP address is shortened by Google and anonymized when accessing the SQLearn website. More information on our Personal Data Protection Policy can be found on the relevant page on our website.
This data is stored exclusively for the time necessary to ensure the security of networks, information and services against accidental or unlawful or malicious acts that endanger the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted data (eg checking “denial of service” attacks).
How to control cookies through our site
You can control the installation of cookies from us as well as choose which cookies are used through the relevant control panel.
Some companies help us provide interactive online ads, such as advertising banners. These companies may collect and use customers’ information to help us better understand the offers, the promotion activities, and the types of ads that suit better our customers’ needs. The information collected is cumulative and therefore cannot be associated with specific persons. However, if you would prefer such companies not to collect such information, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/ and follow the “opt-out” procedure for collecting such information.
Right to Complain
If you believe that the processing of your Personal Data from us does not comply with the applicable Personal Data Protection Law, you may file a complaint:
- Directly to us using the contact form.
- To the competent Hellenic Data Protection Authority. The names and contact information of the Data Protection Authorities in the European Union are available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
Your confidence is important to us. That’s why we want to be at your disposal if you have any questions about the processing of your Personal Data. If you have questions that are missing from this Cookies Policy, or want more in-depth information on an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification in case of amendment
Whenever this policy is substantially modified, there will be a notice on the home page of our website for a period of 30 days.