The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by our site, in which case please read carefully the following information:
Cookies have the role of facilitating the access and delivery of services used by the internet user, such as the customization of certain settings (for example, language, country, prices displayed in the national currency).
Cookies, based on the information they gather about users, help web site administrators to streamline their products so that they are easier to access by users, increasing the effectiveness of online advertising. Disabling or deleting certain cookies may negatively affect or limit some site features.
What is a cookie?
Cookie (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie") is a small file of numbers and letters that is stored on any terminal with internet access (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) by request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Frefox, Safari, Opera).
Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the user's hard drive.
A cookie consists of name and content, the duration of which is determined, and can be accessed again by the webserver when the user returns to the website associated with the respective webserver.
Cookies can be categorized into:
Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the browser's history, which stores them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window.
Persistent cookies - these are stored, depending on the length of time, on the hard drive of a computer or equipment. Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as "third party cookies" - that can be used anonymously to store a user's interests, so so that content is delivered as relevant as possible.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links users to a specific website. If a browser accesses that webserver again, it can read the already stored information and can react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of websites to provide user-friendly services: - Online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
From this perspective, the life of a cookie may be different, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are cookies used exclusively for one session - they are no longer retained after the user leaves the website. Permanent cookies - are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site, but can be deleted at any time by the user, with pre-defined shelf-lifes.
The information we collect using cookies is anonymous. We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site or associate your IP address with any other data held about you. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookiesrecord a user’s visit to a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. If the cookieis set by a third party (for example, an advertising network) which also monitors traffic on other websites, this type of cookies may also be used to track a user’s movements across different website and to create profiles of their general online behaviour. Information collected by tracking cookies is commonly used to serve users with targeted online advertising.
What are the specific cookies that Single Parents In European Union uses?
The website uses Google Analytics, which allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate your use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Single Parents In European Union. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
If you would like to know exactly what cookies are being used by Google Analytics and how they operate, or if you would like to find out more about the EU Cookie Law, you can do so via the links below.
* ICO Cookie Regulations and the EU Cookie Law – http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies
* Cookies and Google Analytics – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
The website also uses the following additional cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
We use temporary session cookies to enable you to login to our website or Moderation Portal, and allow us to identify you throughout your session. Once you logout, or close your browser, or your session expires, the temporary session cookie gets automatically deleted.
Cookies which can improve the website and user experience
We use Google Analytics on our website. This link describes how Google uses information from sites that use their services:
Here you can read Google’s :
The below table lists the cookies set by Google Analytics:
|__utm.gif||Google Analytics||Pixel||Logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.|
|__utma||Google Analytics||Persistent||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visits.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||Session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website.|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||Session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when a user leaves the website.|
|__utmt||Google Analytics||Session||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||Persistent||Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.|
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page:
The below table lists the cookies set by YouTube:
|PREF||YouTube||Persistent||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube||Persistent||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|YSC||YouTube||Session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
Cookies for visitor analysis
Every time a user visits this site, analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site so far. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit us and how often they do it.
Other cookies from third parties
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or customize an application. Because of its use, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access cookies owned by this site.
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The Webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience (eg setting the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping your products in the shopping cart).
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can auto-run.Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use.
The browser setting is possible for these cookies to no longer be supported, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
We also inform you that all modern browsers offer the ability to change the settings of the cookies. These settings are usually found in the browser's "options" or "preferences" menu.
For third-party cookie settings and for more privacy-related privacy information, the following website: www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
What if I don’t want cookies?
You can visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information about disabling cookies.
For further information about cookies, visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau (www.iab.net), an industry body that develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages that explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.
What if I have any questions?
Single Parents In European Union works hard to make sure that we keep your data safe and respect your legal rights and your privacy. So if you have any questions or ever feel that we fall short in our attempts then please do get in touch and let us know. Contact us