POLICY IN RELATION TO COOKIES What are cookies? Cookies are small files with information that a website (specifically a web server) stores on a user’s computer so that whenever the user logs in to the web page, the latter retrieves that information and offers the user related services. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as stated by the user’s choices on the site (e.g. selecting specific “buttons”, searches, ads, etc.). Depending on their duration, cookies are either “temporary” or “permanent”. “Temporary cookies” are cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while “permanent cookies” remain stored in your terminal equipment until their predetermined validity period is reached. When you visit our Website you may choose to accept one or more or all cookies that we will send you. The acceptability of cookies is offered in the “Accept Cookies” link Does our Company use Cookies? Yes, we use certain Cookies with the main purpose of making our Website more functional and more enjoyable to our users Specifically, the types of cookies we use are as follows:
  1. Performance Analysis Cookies
We use these types of cookies to track the performance of our websites and how their users can make use thereof. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better articles and services to our users. It also helps us identify sections of our website that do not work properly or need maintenance.   Behavioural Cookies – Advertising   We, our authorised advertisers, use cookies to provide personalised ads that we think are important to you. Online behavioural advertising is advertising that involves advertising on the websites you visit by making them more relevant to your interests. This is achieved by grouping and categorising your interests based on your previous web browsing activity. The advertising then appears to you when you visit a website that matches your interests. Behavioural advertising is based on the activity you performed while browsing the internet for a specific period of time. Please note that these cookies do not collect the user’s personal data, who always remains anonymous.   Which company’s cookies do we use? Our Company uses GOOGLE cookies, specifically:  
  • “Google Analytics” cookies to measure the performance of our Website.
  • Google Adwords for online advertising and
  • Google Remarketing to display online ads and record consumption behaviour of the users.
All data we collect from the use of cookies through the Website are processed solely in the form of anonymous statistical data and do not make any direct connection to your person.   Please note that if you delete cookies from your device, you will need to re-perform the above procedure while browsing our website.     How to control the use of cookies beyond the above options You are not required to accept cookies and therefore, as an additional measure, you may modify your browser so that it does not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to view your cookies, but also allows you to control their use. You may control them by allowing or deleting all or some of them. You may also configure the browser to not accept cookies from any website. Moreover, you may configure the browser to ask for your consent before accepting a cookie on your device. This gives you full control over cookies, but it has the disadvantage of slowing down your internet browsing. It should be stressed that there are different levels of cookies control. You have the option to choose through your browser not to receive third-party cookies or behavioural advertising cookies. In some browsers you may even block specific companies, from which you do not wish to receive cookies. In order to manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:   Mobile devices:   [cookies_list]   You will find below the list of active cookies on the site Metal Machinery.  
Purpose Type of cookie Cookie Name Name of application Storage period
Analytics cookie Permanent _gat Google Analytics 2 years
Analytics cookie Permanent _gid Google Analytics 2 years
Analytics cookie Permanent _ga Google Analytics 1 year
Cookie acceptance cookie Permanent accepted_analytics PHP 1 year
Cookie acceptance cookie Permanent accepted_required PHP 1 year
Cookie acceptance cookie Permanent accepted_social PHP 1 year
Functional cookie Permanent cookieconsent_status PHP 1 year
Functional cookie Session PHPSESSID PHP 1 year
Functional cookie Permanent wp-settings[-time-]-1 PHP 1 day