Cookies

We use Cookies, in accordance with common internet practices, to facilitate and improve access and navigation to «afic.eu», to obtain certain information about it, as well as to display personalized advertisements.

DEFINITION

Cookies are small files stored by the website server on the computer’s hard disk or other electronic devices when you visit «afic.eu». Cookies are unique to each web browser and contain anonymous information, which relates to websites visited and devices used by the visitor/user. In general, cookies perform many functions, such as facilitating browsing from one website to another, saving preferences, and generally improving the browsing experience during visiting websites. Cookies are divided into different categories depending on the purpose they serve and the way they work. In «afic.eu», “strictly necessary” cookies, performance cookies to retrieve traffic and how visitors/users navigate, as well as cookies to display personalized ads are used.

KINDS OF COOKIES

Strictly necessary cookies: The role of these cookies is to store information or gain access to information already stored on the device solely for the purpose of transmitting a communication through an electronic communications network or to the extent absolutely necessary to provide an information society service, which the visitor/user has explicitly requested. According to the relevant legislation, the visitor/user is not able to choose whether to reject the installation of these cookies, as without them it would not be technically possible to provide services.
Session cookie: Only saved to registered users after logging in, and deletes it when you close your browser.
Persistent login cookie: It is saved only to registered users who have enabled the “Stay Connected” option when logged in. This cookie can only be deleted if the user chooses to log out of «afic.eu» (logout option in the main menu). Note that the session associated with this cookie has some restrictions on accessing certain pages of «afic.eu».  For example, modifying profile information requires a session cookie, which means that you will be prompted for the email address and password again.
Cookie Agreed: It is used to display the message about accepting cookies and saving the user’s choice. It lasts for 100 days.
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how the visitor/user uses «afic.eu» such as the most frequently visited pages, the page from which the visit originated, the type of browser used and others. Performance cookies collect aggregated, anonymous statistical information that cannot lead to visitor/user identification. Cookies are used solely for the purpose of analyzing traffic and improving the performance of «afic.eu», while taking appropriate technical and organizational measures to safely process the data, eg. IP address anonymization.
Personalized Advertising Cookies: The site uses Double Click, a Google service. Double Click uses cookies and similar technologies to serve ads tailored to visitor/user preferences. An ID identifies information such as your IP address, the browser you are using, which ad has already been displayed in the browser, and whether it has accessed a website through an ad. In accordance with Google’s policy, no personal information is recorded and no link can be made to such information.
If the visitor/user so wishes, he or she may generally prevent the cookie from being stored for this process through the browser settings. The visitor/user has also the ability to select the Google ad types that appear and disable their interest-based ads through ad settings. Alternatively, the visitor/user may disable the use of cookies by third parties through the relevant Network Advertising Initiative service. If the visitor/user does not wish to be included in these statistics, he or she may use a suitable plug-in in the browser.
«afic.eu» is able to provide information about cookies, their way of functioning and their lifespan, when these are installed directly from «afic.eu». «afic.eu» does not record any further behavior of visitors/users on the Internet from third parties due to the extensive network of services through which cookies are installed.

COOKIES CONTROL

Every visitor/user of «afic.eu» has the ability to change the settings in their browser in relation to cookies and their acceptance. The visitor/user may choose, depending on the browser, to automatically accept all cookies (usually this is the default setting), to warn that cookies are used in certain cases and to disallow cookies use in general. To manage and deactivate cookies, visitors/users may follow the relevant instructions per browser: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

INFORMATION

For more detailed and valid information about Cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org for a number of examples and instructions on how to configure and customize most modern browsers

*** Last updated 1/6/2019