What are cookies?
Cookies are little text files that websites visited by a user record on your computer or mobile device and which are then retransmitted to those same sites on the user’s next visit.
Thanks to cookies, a website can remember a user’s actions and preference (for example, login data, their chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not need be chosen again the next time the user visits this website again or one of its other pages.
Find out more by reading the cookies section of the Data Protection Authority’s website.
What cookies does the website use?
Session cookies, preferences cookies and other third-party cookies or analytics tools.
- Session cookies, also known as “technical navigation cookies”, are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the website or to let it use the content and services requested.
- Preferences cookies, also known as “functionality cookies”, are used to activate a certain Website feature and a series of selected criteria (such as the user’s language of choice) in order to improve the services provided.
- Other third-party cookies or analytics tools are cookies from websites or servers other than Engineering that are used for the purposes of these third parties. These cookies (e.g. Google Analytics), which are not vital to the functioning of the website, enables processes such as statistical monitoring and traffic data analysis in order to keep track of user behaviour. Please note that these third parties, listed below with links to their privacy policies, usually act as independent data controllers of the data collected through the cookies that they send. You will therefore need to refer to the personal data processing policies, declarations and consent forms (selection and de-selection of cookies) of these third parties.
All cookies can be deselected apart from third-party cookies, for which you will have to directly refer to relevant (de)selection procedures for these cookies as specified in the following link: chrome://settings/cookies
What cookies are present on the website?
Engineering’s own session cookies and Google Analytics Cookies. The data collected does not allow for the personal identification of the user as this data is anonymised.
Below is a detailed list of the cookies sent by Engineering through its website:
The necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to protected areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|CookieConsent||1 year||Stores the user’s cookie consent status for the current domain.|
|JSESSIONID||Session||Preserve the user’s status on the different pages of the site.|
|PHPSESSID||Session||Preserve the user’s status on the different pages of the site.Cookie statistici|
Statistical cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and transmitting information anonymously.
|_ga||2 years||Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Session||Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests|
|_gid||Session||Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
The data collected does not permit the identification of users and is not crosschecked with other information relating to the same individual. The data is processed in aggregate form and anonymised (truncated to the last octet).
Additional information about Google Analytics cookies can be found on the “Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites” page.
Any session and preferences cookies can be blocked. However, not authorising certain cookies may prevent you from using the website.
You can (partially or fully) block or delete session and preferences cookies via specific features in your browser. However, we have to inform you that not authorising session cookies may make it impossible for you to access the website, view its content and use its services. Prohibiting preferences cookies may result in some services or certain features of the website not being available or not functioning properly and you may have to change or manually enter information or preference every time you visit the website.
The choices made regarding cookies will also be recorded via a special cookie. However, this cookie may not function correctly under certain circumstances: in this case, we recommended deleting any unwanted cookies and also preventing their use in your browser’s settings.