Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This enables us to make our websites work, helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our websites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We have set out more information on cookies below, and also listed all the cookies that we use and why.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use the following kinds of cookies:

  • Necessary cookies: thesehelp make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of a website. A website cannot operate properly without these cookies.
  • Functional cookies: these are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables website owners to, for example, personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (e.g. your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical cookies: thesehelp website owners to understand how visitors interact with their sites by collecting and reporting information (e.g. they allow website owners to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it). This helps the owners of the site to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Marketing cookies: these are also referred to as targeting cookies and are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. Information may also be shared with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Performance

ProviderNameExpiresPurpose
Google Analytics__utma2 yearsThis is the main way Google Analytics tracks unique visitors. Stored in this cookie is a unique visitor ID, the date and time of their first visit, the time their current visit started and the total number of visits they have made.
__utmb30 minsThis is how Google Analytics decides whether a visit has timed out and how deep a visit has gotten. It stores the number of pageviews in the current visit and the start time of the visitor’s current visit.
__utmcSessionThe __utmc cookie is the only session cookie used by Google Analytics. Its only purpose is to register that the visit ended if the browser gets closed.
__utmz6 monthsThis is the traffic source cookie. It contains all the traffic source information for the current visit, if it was different from the previous visit.
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat10 minutesUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

Functionality

ProviderNameExpiresPurpose
YouTube

 

PREF8 monthsWe embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

VSCSession
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVESession
remote_sid8 months

Important information about cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or marketing cookies.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, please visit:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How can you find out more information?

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them by contacting us at cookies@astraconsultingmalta.com

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