What Cookies are?

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files used by a website to 'request' information from your website or mobile device browser, return the information to the website and then store the information. Cookies can be requested by any website and are placed on your device’s hard drive. Cookies allow the web application to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
You can control cookies through your browser settings. Find out more about cookies and how to manage them on the Directgov website


How do we use cookies?
We only collect personally non-identifiable information for reporting and analysis purposes from these two sources:

1. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics, to collect information in an anonymous form on how visitors use our site.
You can opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics by installing this Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

2. YouTube
We embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page

We may collect the following information using Google Analytics or YouTube:

  • number of visitors incl. unique vistors to the site
  • number of page views
  • time spent viewing pages
  • type of browsers used to view the site
  • number of video downloads
  • age groups, origin and gender of people viewing our videos

We collect and analyse this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service by making improvements to our website.
We also use these statistics in reporting on our activities to our UK funders i.e. Higher Education Funding Council for England.
We will not disclose this information to third parties (except as specified above)

3. Cookies are necessary to allow some actions, such as registration, log-in, download of the technical data and the access to the realization's map.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please remember that once you have followed these links to leave our site our privacy policy no longer applies.
By continuing your navigation of this site, you are consenting to the Ghisamestieri collecting and using your information for the purposes stated above.

To learn more read the adopted legislation