- What are Cookies?
- Lawful basis for processing personal data
- Cookie removal tips
- How to contact us?
- Changes to this Cookies Policy
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser, that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. They contain no name or address information or any other information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, email or any other means. When using links to other websites, you will be subject to third party cookie policies which will in turn govern the use of any information you submit. We suggest that you read the relative privacy policies as we cannot be held responsible or liable for third party privacy practices.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be 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, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. This website uses both persistent and session cookies.
The tables provided below provide a description of each cookie that we use, its purpose, whether or not it collects personal data about you, and its expiry. Personal data means data which identifies or can be used to identify you as an individual, including online identifiers such as your IP address
Performance and analytical cookies
Performance and analytical cookies are used to enable us to monitor visitor behavior on our website This information is collected to help us improve the functionality of our website and also the products and services we offer to you.
|Name of Cookie||Cookie Provider||Purpose of Cookie||Expiry|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.||1 minute|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||30 seconds to 1 year|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.||90 days|
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Targeting and advertising cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Lawful basis for collecting personal data
Most of the Cookies provided in this Cookies Policy do not collect any personal data. However, where personal data is collected such personal data is being collected in our legitimate interest to ensure the proper functioning of the website, enable us to monitor the performance of the website and review analytics and statistics for the purpose of enhancing our website, customer experience and the products and services offered.
Targeting and advertising cookies are only installed if you consent to the use of such Cookies through the Cookies control module provided in our website.
Cookie removal tips
We have also provided you with guidance below on how to block or delete cookies when using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. As explained above, however, blocking or deleting all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of our website.
- If you are using Internet Explorer you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
- If you are using Google Chrome you can block all cookies by accessing the “Settings” menu within Google Chrome and then select the “Advanced” settings Then switch on the “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic” option.
- In Mozilla Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
- If you would like to block cookies provided by Addthis, you may follow the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
- If you would like to block cookies provided by Google Analytics, you can do so by following the instructions provided in the following link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/user-opt-out.
- In Internet Explorer, click on the Tools button and then select the “Delete browsing history” option. Select the “Cookies and website data” option and click on the “Delete” button.
- In Google Chrome you can delete cookies by accessing the “Settings” menu within Google Chrome and then select the “Advanced” settings option. Select the “Clear browsing history” option. Select the “Cookies and other site data” tick box and click on the “Clear data” option.
- In Mozilla Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
How to contact us regarding Cookies
Email address: [email protected]
Postal address: Data Protection Officer, V.J. Salomone, Upper Cross Road, Marsa MRS1542, Malta.
Changes to this Cookies Policy We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies and practices.
Last modified date: 20-05-2019