Last update: Feb 19th, 2021
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user device when specific pages within a website are visited. Its functionality is storing and retrieving information about the navigation habits from that computer.
Cookies allow this web, among other things, store and retrieve information about user habits and decisions. Cytognos websites use it to personalize the experience within our sites, identify and remember the registered users and make the navigation experience easier.
You can set your browser to not accept cookies. Then, the personalization of the experience would not apply although you can still access the contents of our web normally.
At Wikipedia page is possible to obtain more information about what cookies are and how they work.
Cookies, according to their permanence, they may be divided into session cookies and permanent cookies. First group expire when user closes the browser. Second group expire when their purpose is accomplished (e.g. Keeping the user identified at Cytognos websites) or when are manually deleted. Additionally, depending on their goal, cookies may be classified as follows:
2.1 Technical or functional cookies (essentials)
Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.
2.2 Analytical cookies
We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.
Important: Unless user has a registered user account on any Cytognos SL website, the cookie will never associate with any personal information that can identify user. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimizing the user experience on the site.
2.3 Marketing/Tracking cookies
Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.
|Cookie||Type||Purpose||Store data||Retention periode||Owner|
|__cfduid||Functional||To Identify trusted web traffic.||None||30 days||Cytognos|
|fusionredux_current_tab||Functional||To improve website navigation.||1 week||Cytognos|
|PHPSESSID||Functional||To provide functions across pages.||None||session||Cytognos|
|quform_session_||Functional||To guarantee the correct functioning of forms.||session||Cytognos|
|wc_cart_hash_||Functional||To store items in shopping cart.||None||session||Cytognos|
|wc_fragments_||Functional||To ensure shopping cart functionality works properly.||session||Cytognos|
|wfwaf-authcookie||Functional||To determine if the user is logged in.||1 day||Cytognos|
|wordpress_logged_in_||Functional||To keep users logged in.||persistent||Cytognos|
|wordpress_sec_||Functional||To provide protection against hackers, store account details.||15 days||Cytognos|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Functional||To check if cookies can be placed.||none||Cytognos|
|CONSENT||Functional||To store cookie consent preferences.||20 years||Youtube (Google, LLC.)|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Functional||To estimate bandwith.||None||6 months||Youtube (Google, LLC.)|
|ct-ultimate-gdpr-cookie-level||Functional||To store cookie consent preferences.||1 minute||Cytognos|
|ct-ultimate-gdpr-cookie||Functional||To store cookie consent preferences.||1 year||Cytognos|
|_gat_gtag_UA_151643970_1||Marketing/Tracking||To store and track conversions.||1 hour||Google Tag Manager (Google, LLC.)|
|Google Fonts API||Marketing/Tracking||To request user IP address.||IP address||none||Google Fonts (Google, LLC.)|
|Google Maps API||Marketing/Tracking||To request user IP address.||IP address||none||Google Maps (Google, LLC.)|
|NID||Marketing/Tracking||To Enable ad delivery or retargeting, store user preferences.||User ID||6 months||Google Analytics (Google, LLC.)|
|rc::c||Marketing/Tracking||To filter requests from bots.||session||Google reCaptcha (Google, LLC.)|
|rc::b||Marketing/Tracking||To filter requests from bots.||session||Google reCaptcha (Google, LLC.)|
|rc::a||Marketing/Tracking||To filter requests from bots.||persistent||Google reCaptcha (Google, LLC.)|
|GPS||Marketing/Tracking||To store location data.||Location data||session||Youtube (Google, LLC.)|
|History.store||Statistics||To store last visit.||User ID||session||Cytognos|
|tk_ai||Analytical||To store a unique user ID.||session||Cytognos|
|YSC||Analytical||To store a unique user ID.||session||Youtube (Google, LLC.)|
|PREF||Analytical||To store and track visits across websites||Browsing behaviour||1 year||Youtube (Google, LLC.)|
|_ga||Analytical||To count and track pageviews.||User ID||2 years||Google Analytics (Google, LLC.)|
|_gid||Analytical||To count and track pageviews.||None||1 day||Google Analytics (Google, LLC.)|
On our Internet site we employ various Google services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”).
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (referred to in the following as “reCAPTCHA”) on our Internet website. With reCAPTCHA we check whether certain entries in our contact or newsletter forms are made by a real person or a computer. With reCaptcha we counter multiple registrations through machines on visitor accounts and newsletters. reCAPTCHA currently offers the best protection against such attacks (bot attacks).
reCAPTCHA analyses your interactions as soon as you access the website according to the following criteria:
- IP address of the terminal device used
- the date and duration of your stay on the website
- the mouse movements you have made on the reCAPTCHA interfaces as well as the tasks where you have to identify images
- the identification data of the browser and the type of operating system used
- the Google account, if you are logged in via Google
The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google. According to the claims by Google, Google does not use the information collected by reCAPTCHA for personalised advertising.
We also use the services of Google Maps on our website. This enables us to display an interactive map of the location of the Euroflow™ Consortium participants directly on the website and provides you with convenient use of the map function.
To significantly reduce the loading times on our website, it uses fonts (“Google Fonts”) which are loaded from the Google servers (Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) unless you already have these fonts saved in your browser’s cache. Google is responsible for processing your data (IP address) there, which is sent when your browser submits a request. You can find the Google Fonts usage guidelines at https://fonts.google.com/ and the usage guidelines for general data processing by Google at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address and the URL of the visited website) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to create reports about website activities and to provide additional services to us in conjunction with the use of the website and the use of the Internet. Google will not combine the IP addresses transmitted by your browser in the framework of Google Analytics with other data.
Objection to Google Analytics collecting data:
You can prevent the transmission of data created by Google Analytics cookies to Google and the processing of this data by Google by installing the downloadable plug-in from the following link in your browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en
Please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of the website.
Google Tag Manager
Our website uses Google Tag Manager (Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). This is a solution with which we manage website tags via an interface which allows us to integrate, e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our website. However, the tag manager (which implements the tags) does not process any of your personal data itself. Regarding the processing of your personal data, please refer to the following information about Google services. You can find the Google Tag Manager usage guidelines at https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
When visiting our website, you can watch videos which are integrated by YouTube (a product of Google LLC.).
Most current browsers allow users to configure cookies. These adjustments are typically located on the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. These are the instructions to set cookies in the major browsers:
- Chrome: Settings > Show Advanced Options > Privacy > Content Settings.
- For more information, please consult the Google support or Help browser.
- Firefox: Tools > Options > Privacy > History > Custom Settings.
- For more information, please refer to the Mozilla support or Help browser.
- Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings.
- For more information, please refer to the Microsoft support or Help browser.
- Safari: Preferences > Security.
- For more information, please refer to the Apple Support or Help browser.