Cookie Policy

Cookies policy

To ensure our website functions optimally and that we provide an efficient browsing experience for our users, this website uses “cookies” or similar technologies. Information about cookies and how and why we use them is set out in this Cookies Policy.
In this document, the words “UNIFE”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to UNIFE and its affiliated entities.

1. What are Cookies ?

A cookie is a small text file, saved by the browser on the user’s device (computer / smartphone / tablet) when vi siting websites. The use of cookies allows websites to function as efficiently and simply as possible. Every user manages and controls their cookies at any time from their browser settings and can delete them when they leave the website they just visited. When a user disables cookies from his/her browser, he/she will be able to view the vast majority of the content of UNIFE’s website but disabling the cookies might prevent optimal functioning of UNIFE’s services. You may visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.

2. CATEGORIES/TYPES OF COOKIES

Cookies are often categorized according to the two following characteristics:

SESSION COOKIES” OR “PERMANENT COOKIES”:

Session cookies are automatically removed from the computer’s hard drive or the user’s browser memory when he/she logs out and/or closes the browser whereas permanent cookies remain stored on the computer’s hard drive or in the user’s browser memory for a limited period of time after the browser is disconnected or closed.

“third party cookies” or “first party cookies”:

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to UNIFE whereas third-party cookies are cookies that another party accesses or places on the user’s device through UNIFE’s website.

3. EXPLICIT CONSENT OR NOT VARY FROM THE FUNCTION OF COOKIES

Depending on their function, some cookies will require a prior and explicit consent, or not.

Generally speaking, cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website do not require explicit consent (they are strictly necessary if you wish to visit this site) whereas those that are used to improve and simplify its use need explicit consent: you can completely refuse those cookies (see the table below with the most frequent types of cookies).

‘strictly necessary’ cookies :

These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website. They do not collect any information about the user that may be used for marketing purposes and are essential to use the websites.
They are exempt from the consent requirement in accordance with Article 129 of the Electronic Communications Act of 13 June 2005 (see points 3.1 and seq, of the opinion 04/2012 of the Article 29 Working Party, an independent European advisory body bringing together the members of the various national authorities for the protection of personal data about exceptions to the consent requirement for cookies).
‘functional’ cookies :
Those cookies are used to store the user’s login data, to secure the user’s login to the website, to provide live assistance. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement (see points 3.1 and 3.3 of the opinion mentioned above).
‘Authentication’ cookies:
Those cookies allow users to identify themselves and gain access secure content. These cookies are usually session cookies and do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement (see section 3.2 of the opinion mentioned above).

‘performance’ cookies :
Those cookies allow to collect information about how users browse the websites, and to adapt and improve these websites accordingly. These cookies are usually session cookies and do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are placed and used based on the consent given by the user.
‘targeting’/‘advertising’ or ‘third’ cookies :

The website owner could possibly conduct advertising campaigns, including the use of third parties who may sometimes place cookies (or similar technologies) to evaluate the success of the campaign, or show targeted advertising, adapted to the interests of the users, or to limit the number of views per user. For example, (links to) social networks or (videos hosted on) YouTube are third parties that may require, if necessary, to place cookies on the website. These cookies are placed and used based on the consent given by the user.
When a user refuses to use this type of cookies, the user can only access pages and services that do not require these cookies. The parts of the websites that technically allow the inclusion of third-party content – and therefore third-party cookies – will no longer be accessible and a message will inform the users.

4. The table below displays in DETAIL the cookies used on THE website

Below is a summary of the types of cookies used:

 

Cookie

Domain

Type

Description

Duration

_ga .irqb.org Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

 

2 years
_gid .irqb.org Analytics Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

 

1 day
PHPSESSID   www.irqb.org Necessary This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.

 

session
_gat .irqb.org Performance This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

 

1 minute

This Cookie Policy was updated on the 15th of March 2022.

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