Cookies / AVG
What does the EU-GDPR legislation entail?
Under the new EU-GDPR legislation, we are allowed to store cookies on your device without your permission, provided that such cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of our website. In addition, we are allowed to install functional cookies, provided that these are sent anonymously. For any other type of cookie, we need your permission.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small string of text that is sent to the browser and possibly saved on your computer, smartphone or any other equipment used to access the Internet, every time a website is visited. Cookies have different purposes:
- deliver a digital rapid and safe connection;
- allowing you to keep the connection to the private area while browsing through the pages of the site;
- store the credentials in safe mode;
- identify the pages of the site you have already visited;
- store the path of visitors on the site for statistical purposes.
- There are various categories of cookies.
Functional cookies are required to keep our website running appropriately. They store information such as the type of products you place in your webstore shopping basket, or they keep track of certain preferences that you have set, for instance. Another example is a cookie that keeps track of your account while you visit a website, to prevent you from having to log back in on your next visit. We do not need your permission for functional cookies, because user privacy is warranted even if such cookies are used.
Technical cookies are used to perform technical authentication information, monitoring of sessions and storing specific information about users who access a web page. These cookies are generally useful to the visitor because they can make faster and quick navigation and use of the web, such as intervening to facilitate certain procedures when you shop online, when you authenticate to areas with restricted access, or when a website automatically recognizes in the language you usually use.
A particular type of cookie, called analytics cookies, are used by the operators of websites to gather information, in aggregate or disaggregate manners, the number of users and how they visit the site, and then draw general statistics for better use of the site.
Other cookies, called profiling cookies, can be used to track and profile users while browsing, study their movements and habits of consultation with the Web or consumption also in order to allow website managers send targeted and personalized advertising services.
Finally a web page may also contains cookies from other sites and content in various elements hosted on the same page, such as banner ads, images, videos, etc.. These kind of cookies are called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. Cookies downloaded to a PC, smartphone and tablet can also be read by other persons, other than those who manage the web pages you visit.
Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of a session (that is, until you close the browser used for web browsing) or for longer periods and may contain a unique identifier.
Cookies used by this website
This site, created with Squarespace, uses a single cookie analytics, included in the service provided of Squarespace, which allows to gather information about visitors to generate statistics. It is managed by third-party cookies (Squarespace). The cookie is called “ss_lastvisit” and identifies unique visitors on the site.
Third parties cookies
Buttons and widgets for social networks
Social buttons are those particular buttons on the site depicting the social network icons (example: Like button and social widgets for Facebook, Tweet button and social widgets for Twitter, widget options;) and allow users browsing to interact with a “click” directly with the social platforms and to share website content on social profiles.
If you wish to deactivate cookies, please note that the performance of our website may become sub-standard as a result (or perhaps the website will cease to work altogether). The exact procedures for deactivating or removing cookies differ between various browsers. The following links explain the correct procedure for each individual browser:
In your browser, you can set your privacy preferences so you do not store cookies, delete them after each visit or every time you close your browser, or accept only cookies from www.grasp-innovations.com.
Before using our website you’ll be requested the authorisation to store Squarespace cookies on your computer or mobile device.
Version 1.1, effective 03-10-2022