Cookies are used in the Website to ensure its efficient functioning and to improve our service. Cookies are small text files sent to the user’s computer (usually to the user’s browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user’s computer to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user’s subsequent visits to those websites. NATURE CONTEST uses temporary cookies that are automatically deleted after each visit and permanent cookies that are stored on the user’s hard disk until they are deleted. Cookies are used with the only purpose to ensure the functioning of the Website and improve navigation by the User, collecting information in an anonymous form about how users use the Website. This information allows us to make constant updates to improve the use of the Website by users. Passwords, credit card data and other identifiable personal information are never saved in cookies. In particular, the following types of cookies are used in the Website:
- Navigation and session cookies, which guarantee regular navigation and use of the Website. These cookies do not contain any personal data and last for the duration of your connection, i.e. they expire when you close your browser;
- Functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse based on a set of selected criteria (e.g. the language);
- Performance cookies, which collect information on how users use the Website, e.g. the time spent on each page, the search engine used to reach the Website, the User’s country of destination, the time spent on the various pages, etc.
This information is processed in an aggregate and anonymous way, and is used for statistical purposes to improve our Website. For this purpose, the Website uses Google Analytics, a statistical service for websites and blogs offered by Google Inc. (www.google.com/analytics/).
This Website does not use profiling cookies.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can at any time reset your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you when a new cookie is being sent. However, rejecting cookies may prevent you from using certain functions on the Website.