VGP Cookies Policy
Cookies and similar technologies do not allow to systematically collect data that enable us to identify the users of our website. They only allow us to approve the operation of our website, to understand the interests of our users and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our website.
Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies may gather information about your use of the website or may enable us to recognise you as an existing user of our website when you return to our website at a later stage. Although cookies contain identifying information, they do not contain any information that identifies you personally, but rather allow us to recognize you upon return to our website.
You do not need to allow cookies to visit our website. However, enabling cookies may allow for a more tailored browsing experience and is required for certain parts of the website to work.
You can change the cookie settings that will be placed when you visit our website by changing the settings on your browser. You can find more information on how to configure, delete and/or block cookies below.
What types of cookies are used by VGP?
We utilize cookies to help us analyze how users use our services, and similar technologies (e.g. device identifiers, ad tags) to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different devices and our services, as well as to improve the services we are offering, to improve marketing, analytics, or website functionality.
We use first-party cookies and third-party cookies on our website. First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
The cookies we use can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
The cookies used on our website are categorized as follows:
- strictly necessary cookies - These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- performance cookies – These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- functionality cookies – These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- targeting cookies – These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising parties. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Configuration of your cookie settings
You can change your cookie preferences when you visit our website or by changing the setting on your browser. These preferences allow you to delete or block all or some cookies. However, if you block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Cookie settings and configuration of such settings can vary from one browser to another. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent.
For functionality, analytical / performance and targeting media cookies, we request your consent before placing them on your device. You can give your consent by continuing to use our website or by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed to you on our website.
If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any cookies at any time, you will need to configure, delete and/or block cookies via your browser settings.
If you have any queries about the way we use your personal information or cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details with respect to the way VGP manages personal data are available in the Personal Data Protection Policy.