The VIAȚA platform cookie policy

The VIAȚA platform cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to all VIAȚA platform users – www.viata.org.

What are cookies?

We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be automatically collected.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment you use to access VIAȚA.

Once installed, cookies have a fixed duration of existence, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not contain any software, viruses or spyware, and will not access the information on the hard drive on which they were installed.

A cookie consists of two parts:

  • the name of the cookie;
  • and the content / value of the cookie.

From a technical point of view, only the VIAȚA webserver – who sent the cookie – can access it again when you return to our platform.

For what purposes cookies are used through VIAȚA:

Cookies are used to provide you with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each visitor / member, namely:

  • to improve VIAȚA usage, including by identifying any errors that occur while visiting / using it by visitors / members;
  • providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used.

Based on cookie feedback about how VIAȚA  is used, we can take action to make it more efficient and accessible to visitors and members.

Thus, using cookies allows you to memorize certain settings / preferences set by visitors / members of VIAȚA.

The VIAȚA platform does NOT use cookies for advertising.

What is the lifetime of cookies?

Cookie life 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 you close your browser.
  • Persistent or fixed cookies– A “persistent cookie” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored in your terminal until it has reached a certain expiration date (which may be in a few minutes, days or a few years in the future) or until it has been wiped out by you at any time through browser settings.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain content sections on the platform may be provided through third parties, that is, not by VIAȚA, in which case these cookies are referred to as cookies placed by third parties (“third party cookies”). Third-party cookies must also comply with data protection rules.

These cookies may come from third parties like Google Analytics.

What cookies are commonly used:

By using / visiting VIAȚA, the following cookies can be placed:

  1. Performance cookies. This type of cookies stores the preferences of visitors and members of VIAȚA so that re-setting preferences for later platform visits is no longer required.
  2. Analysis Cookies. These cookies let us know if a particular VIAȚA user has visited / used the previous platform. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
  3. Cookies for geotargetting. These cookies are used to determine the VIAȚA user’s country of origin and automatically open the corresponding language.
  4. Cookies for registration. When you register to comment on a post, it generates cookies that memorize this. VIAȚA servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with. Also, using these cookies allows us to associate any comment posted on VIAȚA with the username of the account used. If the “Keep me logged-in” option is not selected, these cookies will be deleted automatically at the end of the browsing session.

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows for browser recognition. VIAȚA recognizes your browser until cookies expire or are deleted.

Customize browser settings for cookies

If the use of cookies is not disturbing and the computer, mobile terminal etc. used for VIAȚA navigation is only used by you, long expiry dates can be set to store the navigation history.

If the computer, mobile terminal, etc. used for VIAȚA navigation is used by several people, the setting for deleting individual browsing data can be considered whenever the browser is closed.

How can cookies be stopped?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make it difficult to visit the VIAȚA platform, 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.

30 October 2018
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