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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies

In accordance with the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law 112(I)/2004 all users of websites with cookies must be informed that the website contains cookies, the types of cookies and the purpose for which cookies are used. The placement of cookies on the users’ devices requires in almost all cases the users’ prior explicit and active consent.

Cookies are very small text files containing very small amounts of information which are placed and stored on your computer/mobile device when you visit the Sophia for Children website (the “Website”) to provide you with access to various functions of the Website and track your browsing activity in the Website. Cookies are sent back to the Website on each of your subsequent visits to the Website and in this way, the Website remembers your actions and preferences (such as login code, language, font size and other display preferences) for a period of time, so you do not have to re-enter these preferences every time you visit the Website or you browse from one page to another. Cookies also help customize your browsing experience.

Not all cookies contain personal information but where they do (when they are used to identify the users), we will treat this information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, where you can find more information on how we process your personal data, including personal data collected through cookies, how you can execute your data protection rights and the contact details of our data protection officer.

Categories of Cookies

Cookies are categorized in groups by identifying some of their properties. In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies depending on (a) their provenance, (b) their duration and (b) what purpose they serve.

  1. Provenance

First Party Cookies are placed on your device directly by the Website.

Third Party Cookies may be placed on your device not by the Website but by a third party on our behalf, such as an advertiser or analytic system. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

  1. Duration

Session cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once the session ends).

Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary.

  1. Purpose

Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential for the functionality of a website or responding to requests made by you.

Functional Cookies enable the Website to store data that has already been entered (e.g. user names, configurations, language settings) and to offer you enhanced, more personalized features.

Performance Cookies are used to make the Website more user-friendly and therefore to improve your experience by analyzing your behavior while browsing the Website. They are also used in connection with user tracking. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

Marketing/Analytics Cookies are used to offer content that is more relevant to you and tailored to your interests. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

What Cookies we use on the Website

Click on the “Cookie Settings” in the Cookie Banner to learn more about them and change the default settings.

Cookie Name Provenance Purpose Category Type Consent Expiration
CookieScriptConsent First Party Cookie This cookie is used by Cookie-Script.com service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for Cookie-Script.com cookie banner to work properly. Strictly Necessary Session Cookie Yes 1 month
wp-wpml_current_language First Party Cookie Stores the current language. By default, this cookie is set only for logged-in users. If you enable the language cookie to support AJAX filtering, this cookie will also be set for users who are not logged in. Strictly Necessary Session Cookie Yes Session
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA Third Party Cookie This cookie is used to store the user’s consent and privacy choices for their interaction with the site. It records data on the visitor’s consent regarding various privacy policies and settings, ensuring that their preferences are honored in future sessions. Strictly Necessary Session Cookie Yes 6 months
_ga Third Party Cookie This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Perfornamce Session Cookie No 1 year 1 month
_ga_[Hash] Third Party Cookie This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state. Perfornamce Session Cookie No 1 year 1 month
_VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third Party Cookie This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface. Targeting Session Cookie No 6 months
YSC Third Party Cookie This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. Targeting Session Cookie No Session

How to Avoid Cookies

If you wish to avoid the placement of cookies on your device, you can control or delete cookies by changing the settings in the web browser you are using. In such a way you can:
(a) set the browser to automatically not allow the download and installation of cookies
(b) delete all cookies that have been previously installed on your device.

However, you may need to set some preferences yourself each time you visit the Website and some core functions of the Website may not work.
Most modern web browsers allow you to set them to prevent cookies from being placed on your device. Here you can find how you can control or delete cookies by changing the settings in the most popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Safari:
https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Firefox:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?

How to Contact us

If you wish to contact us for any information, complaint or questions on the cookies we use you may contact the Sophia for Children DPO (Data Protection Officer) by clicking on our Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy
Version 1
14-May-2024