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What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies.
We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – used for our advertising and marketing efforts.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
- Assisting you in navigation;
- Assisting in website account login;
- Analyzing your use of our website;
- Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts
We classify the cookies we use into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to log in to the website. For these cookies, we do not need your permission.
Functionality cookies. These cookies ensure that the website stores your choices (e.g. your user name, language and location) and offers enhanced and customised functions. For example, the site may store the changes in font size, font type and other parts of the website that are customisable. Data stored by these cookies may be anonymised and these cookies cannot keep track of your browser activities on other websites.
Performance and Analytics cookies. These cookies gather information on how you use our website. For example, which web pages you visit most frequently and whether you are receiving error messages from them. These cookies do not compile information that would identify you. All data compiled by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. These data are used only to enhance the site's functionality.
You can opt-out of cookies (except mandatory cookies) by clicking on the “Cookie Preferences” button. Within these three categories, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. “Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognize your device when you return.
List of cookies we use
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
|Purpose||Description||Type & Expiry|
|Performance (i.e. User’s Browser)||Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).||Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
|Security Cookies||If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.||Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
|Site Preferences||Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.||
|Analytical||We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on our site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.||
|Social channels||We embed third party social media content to enrich our content. This content may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web site. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.||Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit the site|
Third Party Cookies
Our website will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
If you have questions or comments about the cookie information provided above then please contact us at:
The Cyprus Institute,
20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street,
Tel: +357 22 208 600
Fax: +357 22 208 628