What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies and European Sting
These are the cookies that are essential for European Sting to perform its basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location. They are not used to track visitors on sites that are not hosted at European Sting.
Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with European Sting, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how our website functions.
These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors at European Sting. They track details about visitors such as the number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks they have received, and to measure the effectiveness of the campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by Automatic and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
Third party/Embedded content
European Sting makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).