This Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use, i.e., the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.
The Policy has been prepared in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on electronic communications.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device (computer, tablet or another smart device, etc.) when the Website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us function correctly, make the Website more secure, provide a better user experience, understand how the Website performs and analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
Depending on the cookie’s lifetime, cookies can be long-lasting or short-lived (session). Long-term cookies remain on the user’s device until they expire or when the user deletes them. Session cookies are deleted when the user closes the browser window (at the end of a browsing session).
What cookies are used for
Cookies do not store information that can be used to identify a user directly. Still, the information contained in cookies can be linked to the user’s device used, browsing history and other information obtained and stored by cookies.
The information related to cookies is not used to identify you personally, and the data collected is under our control. We do not associate visitors’ IP addresses and email addresses with personally identifiable data. This means that each visitor’s visit session will be logged, but the visitor to the Website will remain anonymous.
Typer of cookies
Each time you visit our Website, we may create long-term cookies, which remain on your computer after you have logged out and will be used when you revisit our Website, which is valid and are not deleted when you have finished browsing the Website, and/or short term (session) cookies, which expire and are deleted when you finish browsing the Website.
Types of Cookies used (or may be used) on the Website:
These cookies are necessary on the Website to enable you to navigate and use the features of the Website, such as remembering information entered on forms during a session and accessing secure areas of our Website. These cookies are necessary to provide certain services on the Website, and the Website would function as smoothly as it should.
Visitors can avoid changing their settings when they visit the Website by using these cookies. These cookies help to remember your preferences and settings (e.g., language or time zone). These cookies help visitors to avoid changing their settings each time they visit the Website. Functional cookies also remember changes you have made, as well as in other cases, such as when you leave a comment on the Website. Functional cookies do not track your actions on other websites.
Analytical cookies tell us whether a visitor has already visited the Website. These anonymous cookies help us to track the number of users and the frequency of their visits. In addition, these cookies collect information about the use of the Website and allow us to improve the Website. For example, analytical cookies can show which pages are visited most often, enable to record of problems on the Website, etc.
Promotional, targeted marketing cookies
Cookies used on the website are listed below according to the type of cookie, the data collected and the period of validity
|COOKIE NAME / PROVIDER||PURPOSE / DESCRIPTION||CATEGORY / TYPE||EXPIRY|
|_grecaptcha gstatic.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Necessary HTML||Persistent|
|_GRECAPTCHA google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Necessary HTTP||180 days|
|CookieConsent Lupasearch.com||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain||Necessary HTTP||1 year|
|rc::a gstatic.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Necessary HTML||Persistent|
|rc::b gstatic.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Necessary HTML||Session|
|rc::c gstatic.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Necessary HTML||Session|
|_ga Lupasearch.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. More information on Google Analytics.||Statistics HTTP||2 years|
|ga# Lupasearch.com||Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. More information on Google Analytics.||Statistics HTTP||2 years|
The legal basis for the use of essential cookies is the legitimate interest of the controller (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
The legal basis for the use of consented cookies is the user’s consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Strictly necessary (technical) cookies are set automatically and do not require the user’s consent. The user is informed about the use of essential cookies.
For each type of cookie, the Data Controller asks for separate consent, which is given by the user’s active action of ticking the checkboxes next to the cookies they wish to use and clicking on the “Confirm selected cookies” button. Finally, by clicking the “Accept all cookies” button, the user is deemed to have accepted the recording and use of all the cookies listed.
If the user does not tick the option to collect and manage statistical and advertising cookies but clicks on “Confirm cookies”, no cookies will be used, except for the necessary (technical) cookies used to ensure the Website’s functioning. The user may withdraw consent at any time by changing the web browser’s settings and deleting the cookies stored.
Storage period for cookies
Many cookies are short-lived (session) and disappear when the user ends the session (i.e., closes the browser). Other cookies (e.g., statistical, advertising cookies) are long-lasting and stored on the computer for a certain period.
Short-term (session) cookies are stored from when the user opens the browser until they close it. These cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer until they are deleted by the user in the browser or expire.
You can change your cookie preferences anytime by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent immediately.
In addition, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change your browser’s settings to block/delete the cookies. Below are the support documents for managing and deleting cookies from significant web browsers.
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050 Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
If you use any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.
For information on how to change the browser settings or remove cookies, the user can visit www.aboutcookies.org.
If the user would prefer that Google Analytics does not collect their browsing data on all websites, they can find information on preferences by visiting the website at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may change this Policy at any time and will provide you with the date on which the Policy was changed.
In the case of profound changes, we will highlight such changes and, where possible, will endeavour to notify you directly. We will also archive previous versions of this Policy for your review. This Policy was published on 3 April 2023.
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