For example, the text file or cookie may be an individual identification number that the website assigns to a computer. This identification number is sent to the website if the computer accesses the website again. This is how website operators collate their visitor numbers and statistics.
Why are cookies important for the use of the Website?
- Cookies enable an individually tailored use of the Website. Some functions on the Website cannot be used without cookies, i.e. logging in or changing settings. Cookies need to be enabled for optimal use of the Website.
- We are unable to monitor visitor numbers for the Website without cookies. Security and fraud risks on the Website increase without this information, which is something we wish to avoid.
- Cookies allow us to check how users access and navigate the Website. This is very important in order to make the Website better and more user friendly.
Please note that cookies can only read the identification number created by the random generator on your computer and can only retrieve information that is directly related to the Website.
Grounds for processing
The use of Strictly Necessary Cookies for the operation and maintenance of the Website is justified on the basis of our legitimate interest, in accordance with applicable laws. The use of Performance Cookies and Functional Cookies is based on consent.
Types of Cookies
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. This Website uses both persistent and session cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which allows us to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of this Website, monitor the system and improve operating performance, for example, store your preferences to enhance your subsequent visits. It will not be automatically deleted when the browser is closed but is stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie is essential to ensure the correct functioning of this Website and is used to manage registration/login and access to reserved features. It is stored temporarily during a browsing session and will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
It is also important to be aware that some cookies (which are generally session cookies) are what is known as strictly necessary. Strictly necessary cookies enable you to move around the Website and use features which you have explicitly requested. You can disable other forms of cookie whilst allowing strictly necessary cookies.
A complete list of the cookies we use is set out in at the end of this policy. This list (together with the rest of this policy) is subject to change from time to time.
Your Cookie Choices
You can enable or disable cookies by clicking on Cookie Settings in the cookie pop up message. This allows you to reject the placement of all cookies (except strictly necessary cookies). You can also delete cookies which have already been placed on your device by adjusting your browser settings.
Please remember that disabling or deleting some or all cookies may prevent some web services (including on this Website) from functioning correctly, and may lead to a less smooth or less personalised browsing experience.
For further general information on cookies and more detailed advice on how to disable and enable them please go to https://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used by ESIS, Inc. on the Website
These are the cookies that we use:
Version: March 2021