I. Who is responsible?
THEANA is the controller and responsible for the cookies downloaded onto your device when you access any of our official websites and/or application for the access and collection of data from the same device.
II. What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device such as computer or smartphone when you access our websites.
When referring to cookies we include:
- first- and third party cookies,
- tracking pixels and plug-ins, including technologies those from third parties,
- other tracing technologies.
All cookies have an owner which tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner is the domain specified in the cookie. Whenever you visit our website, we place cookies onto your device for different reasons. Such cookies are called “first-party” cookies, whereas cookies set by a different owner such as social media platforms or ad network/ad tech providers, are called “third party” cookies.
Below you will find more detailed information about our cookies and the reason for using them.
III. How to disable cookies?
You can easily stop your browser from accepting cookies by configuring your browser’s cookie settings.
All commercial web browsers are featured with cookie management functionality.
Please check your web browser to find out more how to delete or disable cookies:
- Internet Explorer
Go to Tools menu, then Internet Options.
Click on Confidentiality, then click on Advanced.
In the Cookies window, select your preferences.
- Google Chrome
Click the Chrome menu, the upper right button.
Select Settings then click on Show advanced settings.
In the Privacy section, click the Content settings button.
Select your preferred option(s) in the Cookies section.
Go to Tools then Options menu.
Click on the Privacy settings.
Select Use custom settings for history.
Select your preferred option(s) on the Accept cookies from sites section.
Click on Safari, then Preferences.
Click on the Privacy tab.
Go to Block cookies and select your preferred option(s).
If you choose to disable cookies, you may face limitation on functionality and a deteriorated user experience.
IV. What types of cookies do we use and why?
Our cookies are grouped into four categories:
I. Strictly necessary cookies
II. Performance cookies
Performance cookies tell us about how you use the site and they help us to make it better. For example, these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
III. Functional cookies
Functional cookies allow our site to remember your preferences, helping you to customize your content on our website. This type of cookie enables us to highlight products and services we believe is of interest and relevance to you. This way we can remember you when you return to our site and to give you best possible user experience.
IV. Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies are a key part of how we deliver marketing on our sites. Among other uses, cookies allow us to show more relevant advertising by serving you information, offers and promos that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our sites and apps. We can then present to you a web site content that is more relevant to you, meeting your interests and preferences. Cookies enable limiting the number of times an ad is shown. Marketing cookies can be used to track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites.
VI. Who has access to cookie information?
Information obtained from cookies is shared within THEANA to the extent necessary to fulfil its purpose. Information obtained from third party cookies is also available to the third party provider placing the cookie on our site. We will not share first-party cookie information with third parties nor sell swap or otherwise disclose such information with anyone outside of THEANA team
VII. How long are cookies stored in your browser or on your device?
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies (or permanent cookies) will be stored in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the cookie’s file. Their duration depends on the date of expiry written in them.
- Session cookies
Session cookies are immediately deleted when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you.
- Other tracing technologies
Information gathered through other tracing technologies such as tags and pixels are saved for 24 months