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Cookies Policy

  1. Overview

    Our website uses first and third-party cookies or requests for analytical and advertising purposes, and to provide some functionalities on our site according to our cookies policy below.

    First party cookies refer to cookies that are set by our website. We are the only ones with access to this information. Third party cookies or requests allow other third parties to have access to the information collected. These cookies are usually used for analytics and advertising. For example, Google Analytics works through third party requests.

    Not all cookies are necessary to navigate this site. Cookies used for analytical and advertising purposes such as Google Analytics cookies are not necessary to navigate our website. You have the choice not to accept them or to delete them at any time, and resume browsing the website.

  2. What are Cookies and Why Do We Use Them

    “Cookies” are files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. For instance, cookies allow a website to identify a user session, recall your preferences (e.g. language), gather information about your browsing habits or show you advertising adapted to your preferences.

    We use cookies for our legitimate interest in facilitating your access and use of the website (essential cookies). We ask your consent for using advertising and analytics cookies (non-essential cookies) so we can measure how you interact with the website content. However, you can withdraw your consent at any time. For additional information see Your Choices section.

  3. Personal Data Collected and Types of Cookies We Use

    Our website uses first and third-party cookies or requests, for analytical and advertising purposes, and also to provide some functionalities on our site. Information captured through their use is stored for a certain retention period. However, you can eliminate these cookies any time before the expiration date.

    Cookie Name Type of Cookie and Purpose Retention Period
    • atuvc
    • atuvs
    • uvc

    AddThis Social sharing widget. These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in our websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of other networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. The uvccookie is used to track usage of the service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.

    12 months
    • cfduid

    Functionality. This cookie is used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

    12 months
    • ASP.NET_SessionId

    Functionality. This is a general-purpose platform session cookie, used by our websites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.

    12 months
    Google Analytics
    • ga
    • gat_UA-3248299-1
    • gid

    Analytics cookies. These cookies are used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier and are used as pattern cookies to limit amount of data recorded by Google on high volume websites. The cookies are included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

    12 months
    • YSC

    Functionality and analytics. These cookies are used for YouTube Bandwidth Measurement and allows YouTube to gather information about a visitor’s browser and allows YouTube videos to be displayed on this website.

    12 months
    • Munchkin
    • MSM Social Marketing

    Advertising. These cookies are used to provide customized experience and purchase path optimization. These cookies record last visit and user activity, s. These cookies track members and non-members of social media for behavioral advertising, analytics, and market research.

    12 months

    In addition, we also provide links to our social network accounts (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube). If you access these pages, cookies from these social media networks will be downloaded to your computer for different purposes such as tracking, analytics or advertising.

  4. With Whom We Share the Information

    We share information collected through the use of cookies as follows:

    • Information collected through Google Analytics is shared with Google and its partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services. This information will be stored in Google’s servers in the United States of America according to their Privacy Practices.

    • Social Media Networks: information collected when you access all our social media pages (eg. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) will depend on whether you are logged into these social networks, since they will be able to associate it with your account. By clicking on the symbol of the social network,  new cookies and information about you will be collected through these sites which are controlled by each social media network according to their privacy policies (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube). All companies’ servers are in the United States of America.

  5. Your Choices

    You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings as follows:

    To opt-out of advertising or analytic cookies you can also use the following tools:

    Source Opt-Out tools


    Browser plugin
    Opt-Out Choice


    Opt-Out choice

    Google Analytics

    Browser add-on

  6. Contact

    If you have questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies you can contact us at:

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