Cookie policy

To ensure our website functions optimally and that we provide an efficient browsing experience for our users, this website uses “cookies” or similar technologies. Information about cookies and how and why we use them is set out in this Cookies Policy.
In this document, the words “UNIFE”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to UNIFE and its affiliated entities.

1.  WHAT ARE COOKIES ?

A cookie is a small text file, saved by the browser on the user’s device (computer / smartphone / tablet) when vi    siting websites. The use of cookies allows websites to function as efficiently and simply as possible. Every user manages and controls their cookies at any time from their browser settings and can delete them when they leave the website they just visited. When a user disables cookies from his/her browser, he/she will be able to view the vast majority of the content of UNIFE’s website but disabling the cookies might prevent optimal functioning of UNIFE’s services. You may visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.

2.  CATEGORIES/TYPES OF COOKIES

Cookies are often categorized according to the two following characteristics:

-    SESSION COOKIES” OR “PERMANENT COOKIES”:

Session cookies are automatically removed from the computer’s hard drive or the user’s browser memory when he/she logs out and/or closes the browser whereas permanent cookies remain stored on the computer’s hard drive or in the user’s browser memory for a limited period of time after the browser is disconnected or closed.

-    “THIRD PARTY COOKIES” OR “FIRST PARTY COOKIES”:

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to UNIFE whereas third-party cookies are cookies that another party accesses or places on the user’s device through UNIFE’s website.

3.  EXPLICIT CONSENT OR NOT VARY FROM THE FUNCTION OF COOKIES

Depending on their function, some cookies will require a prior and explicit consent, or not.

Generally speaking, cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website do not require explicit consent (they are strictly necessary if you wish to visit this site) whereas those that are used to improve and simplify its use need explicit consent: you can completely refuse those cookies (see the table below with the most frequent types of cookies).

‘strictly necessary’ cookies: These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website. They do not collect any information about the user that may be used for marketing purposes and are essential to use the websites. They are exempt from the consent requirement in accordance with Article 129 of the Electronic Communications Act of 13 June 2005 (see points 3.1 and seq, of the opinion 04/2012 of the Article 29 Working Party, an independent European advisory body bringing together the members of the various national authorities for the protection of personal data about exceptions to the consent requirement for cookies).

‘functional’ cookies: Those cookies are used to store the user’s login data, to secure the user’s login to the website, to provide live assistance. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement (see points 3.1 and 3.3 of the opinion mentioned above).

‘Authentication’ cookies: Those cookies allow users to identify themselves and gain access secure content. These cookies are usually session cookies and do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement (see section 3.2 of the opinion mentioned above).

‘performance’ cookies: Those cookies allow to collect information about how users browse the websites, and to adapt and improve these websites accordingly. These cookies are usually session cookies and do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are placed and used based on the consent given by the user.

‘targeting’/‘advertising’ or ‘third’ cookies: The website owner could possibly conduct advertising campaigns, including the use of third parties who may sometimes place cookies (or similar technologies) to evaluate the success of the campaign, or show targeted advertising, adapted to the interests of the users, or to limit the number of views per user. For example, (links to) social networks or (videos hosted on) YouTube are third parties that may require, if necessary, to place cookies on the website. These cookies are placed and used based on the consent given by the user.When a user refuses to use this type of cookies, the user can only access pages and services that do not require these cookies. The parts of the websites that technically allow the inclusion of third-party content - and therefore third-party cookies - will no longer be accessible and a message will inform the users.

 

4.  THE TABLE BELOW DISPLAYS IN DETAIL THE COOKIES USED ON THE WEBSITE
Below is a summary of the types of cookies we use:

Category

Cookie name

Domain using the cookie

 Cookie’s purpose

Preservation time of the cookie and opt out

Google Analytics

=> Introduction

 

UNIFE uses Google Analytics, a web analytics provided
by Google, Inc.

 

Google analytics cookies are used to collect
information about the way visitors use the website.

 

UNIFE uses this information to compile reports and
to help improve the site. Cookies collect information
in an anonymous form including the number of
visitors to the site, where visitors to the site come
from and the pages they visit.

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all website, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

First party cookie

Google Analytics:

_ga

.unife.org

Used to distinguish users users by assigning them a unique
ID number generated randomly. It is included in every page request and is used to calculate the number of visitors and
visitor sessions to produce analytic reports

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional

2 years

First party cookie

Google Analytics:

_gid

.unife.org

Used to distinguish users so as to monitor website usage

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional

24 hours after the visit

First party cookie

Google Analytics:

_gat

.unife.org

Used to throttle request rate / speed up access requests

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional

1 minute after the visit

First party cookie

 

PHPSESSID

Unife.org

A PHP native cookie which enables websites to save session status data. It is used by this website to create a user session and to transmit status data through a temporary cookie, more commonly known as a session cookie.

At end of session

 This privacy notice was last updated on 16 May 2019