When you visit Biotas’ website(s) “cookie” technology is used to try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful.
We are providing this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. In relation to this matter please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to make to the website.
Biotas is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line the General Data Protection Regulation (reference EU2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data: as well as each applicable national Personal Data protection laws and regulations (collectively referred as “Data Protection Laws and Regulations”).
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text file which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the Internet (e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device) which store and sometimes track information about your use of the website. A number of cookies CYFOR uses last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.* Please note that cookies do not harm your computer or software installed on your computer.
CYFOR Cookie Usage:
Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)
On CYFOR’s website, we display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they’re managed differently by your browser.
If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for CYFOR’s website you’ll unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.
CYFOR ‘share’ tools
If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Third party cookies
Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website. In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
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|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.In addition to Analytics, Google’s cookies allow us to integrate Google Maps and Google Plus one for content sharing.||More Info – Analytics|
|Twitterk, guest_id, pid, twll, _twitter_sess, t1, twll, js||These cookies are used when integrating twitter feeds into our site’s pages and to allow the sharing of content.||More Info|
|Google DoubleClick||This is an interest-based advertising cookie. This cookie contains a randomly generated 18-digit ID number that uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer. This cookie is used to control how frequently people see individual ads and also helps Google provide advertisers with reporting statistics, such as how many people saw an ad.||More Info|
Third Party Websites
When you visit CYFOR’s website you may notice some cookies that are not related to CYFOR. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Please be aware that CYFOR does not control and is not responsible for websites that are referred to or linked from its own websites and that use of your personal information on these websites is not subject to this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
You can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on CYFOR’s website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your user experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching;
To enable cookies
If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option
How to check cookies are enabled for PCs
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
How to check cookies are enabled for Macs
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
Safari on OSX
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files.