Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.act-int.ch.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customizing a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

List of cookies used

 

_gat

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (session), neesential

expiry: 1 min

Cookie purpose description:  Used to throttle request rate.

Data is sent to: United States

 

_gid

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (session), neesential

expiry: 24 H

Cookie purpose description:  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Data is sent to: United States

 

_ga

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (persistent), neesential

expiry: 2 years

Cookie purpose description: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports

Data is sent to: United States

 

__utmx

provider: fontawesome.com

type: neesential

expiry: 18 months

Cookie purpose description: Performance. This cookie is associated with Google Website Optimizer, a tool designed to help site owners improve their wbesites. It is used to distinguish between two varaitions a webpage that might be shown to a visitor as part of an A/B split test. This helps site owners to detemine which version of a page performs better, and therefore helps to improve the website.

Data is sent to: United States

 

__utmxx

provider: fontawesome.com

type: neesential

expiry: 18 months

Cookie purpose description: Performance. This cookie is associated with Google Website Optimizer, a tool designed to help site owners improve their wbesites. It is used to distinguish between two varaitions a webpage that might be shown to a visitor as part of an A/B split test. This helps site owners to detemine which version of a page performs better, and therefore helps to improve the website.

Data is sent to: United States

 

timezone

provider: act-int.ch

type: persistent, esential

expiry: 1 year

Cookie purpose description: Used to record what time zone you are in.

Data is sent to: Romania

 

wordpress_logged_in_[hash]

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP

expiry: 14 days

Cookie purpose description: indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use

Data is sent to: United States

 

wordpress_sec_

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP

expiry: 14 days

Cookie purpose description: This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/

Data is sent to: United States

 

wordpress_test_cookie

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (session)

expiry: session

Cookie purpose description:  Set by WordPress. It tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

Data is sent to: United States

 

wp-settings-[user_id]

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (persistent)

expiry: 1 year

Cookie purpose description:  Set by WordPress, holds no personally identifiable information

Data is sent to: United States

 

wp-settings-time-[user_id]

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP (persistent)

expiry: 1 year

Cookie purpose description:  Set by WordPress, holds no personally identifiable information

Data is sent to: United States

 

wordpress_gdpr_cookies_declined

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP Cookie (persistent)

expiry: 100 days

Cookie purpose description:  Management of Cookie Consent.

Data is sent to: Denmark

 

wordpress_gdpr_cookies_allowed

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP Cookie (persistent)

expiry: 100 days

Cookie purpose description:  Management of Cookie Consent.

Data is sent to: Denmark

 

pll_language

provider: act-int.ch

type: HTTP Cookie

expiry: 1year

Cookie purpose description:  This cookie name is associated with the Polylang plug-in for WordPress powered websites. it stores a language preference for the visitor to support multi-lingual websites. When set as a persistent cookie, or with the default lifespan of 1 year, it has to e considered Functional rather than strictly necessary.

Data is sent to: Romania

Essential cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, if you block all cookies, parts of our website may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.

For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

Non-essential cookies

Third party cookies

Third parties use cookies to analyze your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you as part of our social sharing tools and embedded videos.

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above.

Legal basis for processing: consent (Article 6(1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Consent: you give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using third party cookies. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of third party cookies, including automated decision making please see our privacy policy.

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

Browser settings

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

– Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

– Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History

– Microsoft Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-ininternet-explorer

– Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Ad settings

You can manage and opt out of personalization of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/ and by:

– unticking the button entitled ‘Also use Google Account activity and information to personalize ads on these websites and apps and store that data in your Google Account’; and

– switching the ‘Ads Personalization’ setting off (i.e. by ensuring the switch at the top of the page is set to the left/grey and not the right/blue).

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.