1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that we and our service providers store on the device you use to browse our website, such as your computer, smartphone or tablet. Some cookies are stored only for the period during which your internet browser remains active (session cookies) and others for a longer predetermined period of time (persistent cookies).


2. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to keep information about your navigation on our website which helps us to improve your browsing experience and our communication with you. Some cookies are important for the proper functioning of our website and services.
Cookies allow us to collect information for different purposes. For example, we collect information on the type of device you use, its operating system and the internet browser you use so that we can adapt our content to display correctly. We collect information to remember your preferences and about your communication with us. We also collect information to improve our communication with you, such as how you landed on our website, the pages you are visiting and the links you click.


3. What types of cookies do we use?

Technology evolves rapidly. We currently use the following types of cookies.

Cookie type Cookie function
Functional cookies

We use functional cookies to perform essential website functions. These cookies are necessary for our websites to work.

They allow us to operate or customise certain features of our website and services based on your choices or as requested by you.

For example, we keep information to remember your preferences and the choices made during your previous use of our website, to determine whether you have subscribed to certain services already, or to help make certain optional services or features work.

Performance cookies

They are used to collect information on your use of our website and services, on electronic communications, to analyse how our website and services work and report potential errors.
Such information helps us to operate, maintain and continuously improve our website and services.

Information collected includes, for example, the page you visited before entering our website, the pages you are visiting on our website and the links you click.

We do not collect any personal data. We do not track the visitors across websites or days.


4. Which cookies do we use and for what purposes?

We use the cookies listed below for the following purposes.

Name of cookie/domain Provider Type of cookie Expiry Purpose
cookie-consent   Functional cookies 365 days A cookie to determine which cookies should or should not be activated based on the choice made by the user.
__RequestVerificationToken Kentico Functional cookies Session cookie A session cookie, used for a security mechanism against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
KenticoCookiePolicyTest Kentico Functional cookies 1 minute A dummy cookie is used to test whether the user's browser blocks third-party cookies. It has no informative value.
CMSVirtualContextIdentity Kentico Functional cookies Session cookie A cookie that stores a token that authenticates users to the administration interface when viewing or editing live site content (via virtual context URLs).
_pk_id Matomo Performance Cookies 13 months A cookie used to recognise returning users.
_pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr Matomo Performance Cookies 30 minutes A cookie used to temporarily store data for the visit.
_pk_ref Matomo Performance Cookies 6 months A cookie used to gain information about the referrers of the visitors.


More information about Matomo and opt-out options: https://matomo.org/faq/general/


5. Who may place cookies on our site?

Cookies on our website can be placed either directly by us or by the service providers with whom we cooperate, or by the partners of these service providers.

We cooperate with third-party service providers who may place cookies via integrated solutions on our website. Some of these service providers may process personal data on their own behalf. For more information on the data processing that these service providers carry out on their behalf, please consult their respective data protection policies.

We cooperate with the following service providers:

Google: Audience measurement and online advertising services

LinkedIn: Solution for referencing content on our site

Twitter: Solution for referencing content on our site

Youtube: Solution for referencing content on our site

Flickr: Solution for referencing content on our site


6. What are your rights in relation to cookies?

General information on your rights in respect of personal data processing is available here. When you access ALFI’s website, you are informed via a pop-up window of the use of cookies on your terminal device. You have the choice to accept the cookies or to manage them. Once you have clicked “Accept” or “Manage cookies” you will not see the pop-up window again when accessing this website with the same internet browser of your terminal device unless those cookies have expired or have been deleted from your device.

At any time, you can delete, block or disable first or third-party cookies through your browser settings, but note that all or some features of our website and the services we propose may then not work correctly (or simply require that you input information previously provided when visiting our website again). ALFI shall not be responsible for the malfunction or disruption of this website due to the rejection or deletion of cookies necessary for its proper functioning.

Depending on the internet browser you are using, you can delete selected cookies or all at once. Through your internet browser setting, you can block all or certain types of cookies, from certain or all websites.

To manage your internet browser settings, please go to the “Tools”/“Preference” and “Internet Option” menu/page or equivalent of your internet browser. Then look for the “Delete Internet History” “Privacy” or “Cookies” settings.

Chrome: click here 
Internet Explorer: click here 
Firefox: click here
Safari: click here

Due to the growing number of internet browsers available and the various versions supported, it is not easy to provide you with detailed information on how the above works for each of them. We invite you to visit the assistance or help available for the internet browser you are using for more information on how to manage your internet browser settings.


7. How can you obtain more information?

If you would like to receive more information on how we use cookies, please contact us.


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