What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that store information about users’ actions and preferences when visiting a website. They are stored on the device used by the user (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) for a certain period of time depending on their type. Cookies help make the website more user-friendly, as it saves users the need to enter preferences every time they visit the website or go from one page to another. Also, cookies make the operation of the website faster and more secure. Cookies help the website to function smoothly, offer opportunities for website optimization, as well as monitor for irregularities. Cookies cannot harm your files and / or increase the risk of viruses on the device you use.
The collection of information and data from users through the cookie system is used in order to improve the service of www.ssibg.org regarding the usability of the website and to display the most relevant information on this website.
There are 3 types of cookies:
Mandatory and session cookies – These are cookies that are necessary for the website https://www.ssibg.org/ to perform its functions. We use these cookies to establish the authenticity or identity of our users so that we can provide them with our best services, fulfill our general terms and conditions and maintain the security of our services. These cookies include cookies for navigating the website, for completed information when navigating between different pages of the website, as well as cookies, providing control over the security of the connection and protection from external interference. These cookies are used so that you can move between the individual pages of our website without having to log in again. This practice is known as single sign-on. We also use session cookies so that we can recognize you when you return to our website, to use our services or to save the answers to a questionnaire form you have already filled out, so that you do not have to fill it in again.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies are not strictly necessary and mandatory, but allow us to personalize your needs and to recognize you the next time you visit our website. These cookies remember your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter information that you have already provided to us each time. Functionality cookies contain cookies for recognizing the device, as well as cookies for storing your preferred language and font size. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your actions on other websites.
Performance and analysis cookies – These cookies allow us to determine the number of users of the website, as well as to collect statistical information about what the website is used for, which pages of the website are used most often and whether error messages are received from any of the pages. . Based on the information gathered, conclusions can be drawn, as well as recommendations for improving the services and efficiency of the website. Through these cookies, we collect anonymous information about how users navigate the website and the problems they may experience.
Advertising cookies – These cookies are used to register your visit to our website, the pages you visit, and the links you follow. We will use the information we collect through advertising cookies to show you ads that are tailored to your preferences. They can also be used to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, as well as to limit the number of impressions of a particular ad. Through your browser settings, you can manage advertising cookies.
Third Party Cookies – We may use third party cookies as part of our services. These cookies are managed by specific websites and are not controlled by us. Listed below are the third-party cookies we use, some of which may be disabled using the general settings of your browser. For the rest, you need to visit the relevant website and follow the instructions provided.
Google Analytics – Used to generate website traffic statistics and traffic sources, as well as to convert measures and sales. This is an internet traffic analysis service provided by Google. The information collected by the cookie related to your use of the website is transferred and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google may only transfer this information to third parties (for storage or processing) if it is appropriate and not in violation of applicable law. Google will not associate the IP address with any other user data that it processes or stores. IP anonymity is achieved by encryption in EU and EEA Member States, with the exception that the full IP address can be transferred to a Google server in the US, where it will be truncated. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit: www.support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881.
You can choose whether to accept cookies or not. Your browser can be set to notify you every time a cookie is received on your computer – so the user has the opportunity to accept or reject a cookie.
Some cookies can be turned off using the general settings of your browser or the browser can be set to automatically reject all cookies. The website: www.allaboutcookies.org provides clear and detailed instructions for the various browsers and operating systems in English.