When you visit bioinnovationinstitute.com we gather some information about your computer and what you do on the website. In the following, you can read more about cookies in general, how we use the information, and who has access to this information.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small passive text file that is stored in your computer’s browser when you visit a website. Cookies are received automatically.
The benefits of cookies are that they recognize you when you return to a website. Cookies may contain letters and numbers and do not store personal information without your consent. A cookie is not an application and therefore it cannot contain viruses.
It is common to distinguish between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
First-party cookies are allocated to the page that you visit – in this case, bioinnovationinstitute.com – while third-party cookies marketed by a third party, such as a web analytics program.
What are cookies used for?
To compile statistics about the use of the website, in order that we can continuously improve the user experience by identifying the type of content that is in demand.
We use Google Analytics to analyze how people use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use (including traffic data and your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
You can disable cookies from Google Analytics here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
How long will cookies be stored for?
A cookie’s life may vary depending on your preference and needs. Some disappear when you close your browser, while others can exist for years. It depends on the specific website.
Typical cookies “live” for up to two years, but are usually extended after each visit to the website. If you revisit a website after six months, the cookie’s lifetime will be prolonged by two years from the date of your visit.
On bioinnovationinstitute.com, cookies for Google Analytics are kept for one year.
At any time you can delete cookies from your computer (see the paragraph below on “How to prevent/delete cookies”).
bioinnovationinstitute.com does not store any information that can identify you without your consent and this type of information is never disclosed to third parties.
In some cases, we may make use of subcontractors for processing the data.
List of third-party cookies
- Google Analytics
How to prevent/delete cookies?
You can always block or delete cookies from your computer. Below is a guide on how to do this in the most frequently used browsers.
Internet Explorer 9
Click the “Tools” menu, point to “Safety” and click “Delete Browsing History”. Then click “Delete cookies”.
Click the Chrome menu in the upper right corner and select “Tools” and then “Clear Browsing Data”. Tick “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Empty the Cache”. Then click “Clear browsing data”.
Click on “History” and select “Clear Recent History”. Tick the “Cookies” and “Cache” boxes and click “Clear Now”.
Click on “Safari” in the top menu and select “Settings”. Choose “Privacy” in the menu and click “Remove all website data”.