What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
- First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them.
- A website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
MDNP platform cookies
“First-party cookies” are cookies set and controlled by the MDNP, not by any external organisation.
The type of first-party cookie the MDNP platform uses are: Operational Cookies.
There are some cookies that are required in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:
|Cookie type and duration
|Identity Management Service
|Session identifier, provided by the application server, to distinguish between users.
|First-party session cookie, deleted after you log out
The type of third-party cookie the MDNP platform uses are: Analytics Cookies.
These cookies simply assess the user behaviour, that is, how you interact with the MDNP platform – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).
The anonymised statistics could be shared between the Webmaster with the European Commission under contractual agreement.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies either via the cookie banner you will see on the MDNP home page when you visit the platform or using this complement provided by Google to disable the Google Analytics service during your visit.
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|These cookies are provided by Google as a consequence of the “Google Analytics” utilisation by the Webmaster. This service gathers information concerning the navigation, i.e., visitor location, IP address, details of the visit (time, pages consulted, etc.).
How can you manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org.
- Removing cookies from your device: You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited. Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
- Managing site-specific cookies: For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
- Blocking cookies: The web browsers have several configuration options concerning cookies. You can set browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page since some services and functionalities provided on the site may not be available or work properly.