Last updated: April 2021
2. What are cookies?
We use the term "cookies" to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed at the request of a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a determined lifespan, remaining "passive", in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard driver of the user on whose equipment they were installed.
A cookie consists of two parts: the name of the cookie; and the content or value of the cookie.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web server.
3. For what purposes are cookies used through this platform:
Cookies are used to provide users of this platform with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual, namely to:
- improving the use of this platform, including by identifying any errors that occur during its visit / use by users;
- providing anonymous statistics on how this platform is used to eVET, as the owner of this platform;
- anticipation of possible goods that will be made available to users in the future through this platform, depending on the services / products accessed.
Based on the feedback sent through cookies about how this platform is used, eVET may take steps to make this platform more efficient and accessible to users.
- the language in which a web page is viewed;
- facilitating access to users' accounts;
- posting comments on the site.
4. What is the lifetime of cookies?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that also determine their lifespan:
- Session cookies - A "session cookie" is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
- Persistent or fixed cookies - A "persistent" or "fixed" cookie is a cookie that remains stored in the user's terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be in a few minutes, days or several years in the future) or until when deleted by the user at any time via browser settings.
5. What cookies are used through this platform:
By using / visiting the website, the following cookies can be placed:
a. Website performance cookies;
b. User analysis cookies;
c. Registration cookies;
a. Performance cookies
This type of cookie stores the preferences of the user of this platform, so that the resetting of preferences in the event of a subsequent visit to the website is no longer necessary.
b. User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us if a certain user of the website has visited / used this platform before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
c. Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, cookies are generated that store this process. The servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered. Also, the use of these cookies allows us to associate any comment posted on the website with the username of the account used. If the "keep me logged in" option is not selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session.
6. What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This platform recognizes the browser until cookies expire or are deleted.
7. Customize your browser settings for cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used to navigate this platform is used by more than one person, the setting for deleting individual browsing data each time the browser is closed may be considered.
8. How can cookies be stopped?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this platform difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its use.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the "options" section or in the "preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:
For any additional questions regarding how cookies are used through this platform, please contact: [email protected]