COOKIES POLICY

Latest Update January, 2020

This Cookies Policy is an integral part of the General Conditions and of the Privacy Policy. Access to and navigation within the Web site and the use of its services imply acceptance of the General Conditions (and, therefore, of the Privacy Policy and the Cookies Policy). Please read them carefully.

Thank you for deciding to visit us. We hope that your experience on the Web site will be as good as possible and for this reason we have written this Cookies Policy in the most transparent way possible

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the users’ devices for use when they visit a Web site. The main purpose is to recognise users whenever they visit www.archipelagonext.com and also to allow us to improve the quality and usability of our Web site.

Cookies are essential for the operation of the Internet. They cannot damage the user’s equipment or device and if your browser is configured to accept them, they help us to identify and solve any operating errors in www.archipelagonext.com.

Thank you for deciding to visit us. We hope that your experience on the Web site will be as good as possible and for this reason we have written this Cookies Policy in the most transparent way possible

TYPES OF COOKIES

There are various types of cookies. They all work in the same way but with small differences:

a. Session cookies: Session cookies are valid only while your visit lasts and are deleted when you close the browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device and to support Web site security or its basic functions. They do not contain personal information that allows us to identify a person.

b. Persistent or permanent cookies: These are stored on the device’s hard disc and our Web site reads them whenever you return to www.archipelagonext.com. They have a given expiry date after which the cookies cease to function. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences, analyse visits and help us to understand how users reach our Web site and to improve our services.

c. Functional cookies: These allow www.archipelagonext.com to record the user’s decisions such as the login or identifier and the preferences for the searches made. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous (that is, they do not contain your name, address or other data).

d. Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are installed by a Web site other than the one you are visiting. For example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by additional external content (such as Google Maps). Some advertising agencies also use this type of cookie to monitor your visits to each Web site on which they have advertisements.

e. Analytical cookies: The purpose of these cookies is periodic maintenance and to guarantee the better functioning and service to the user by collecting user activity data.

Cookies are essential for the operation of the Internet. They cannot damage the user’s equipment or device and if your browser is configured to accept them, they help us to identify and solve any operating errors in www.archipelagonext.com.

Thank you for deciding to visit us. We hope that your experience on the Web site will be as good as possible and for this reason we have written this Cookies Policy in the most transparent way possible

USE OF COOKIES BY WWW.ARCHIPELAGONEXT.COM

When you access www.archipelagonext.com, you specifically accept that we can use this type of cookie on your devices. If you disable cookies, your navigation in www.archipelagonext.com may not be optimal and some of its utilities may not function properly.

a. OUR COOKIES

In order to recognise you and provide you with a better service, our Web site uses our own cookies (small text files stored by your browser). The advantage of accepting our cookies results in time saving. They may also be used to recognise you on following visits, adapting the contents shown to you, to obtain information on the date and time of your last visit, to measure some traffic parameters within the site itself and to estimate the number of visits made so that we can focus on and adjust the services and promotions more effectively. No cookie allows contact with your telephone number, your e-mail address or any other means of contact. No cookie can extract information from your hard disc or steal personal information.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
NamePurpose
pll_languageStores the current language of the web
cookie_notice_acceptedCookies policy

b. THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

The site uses the Google Analytics service, provided by Google, Inc, with its head office at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse the use made by site users. The information generated by the cookie on the use of the site (including your IP address) is sent directly to and filed by Google on its servers in the United States. Google uses this information on our behalf to monitor the use of the site, compiling site activity reports and providing other services related to the activity of the site and the use of the Internet. Google may send this information to third parties when so required by legislation or when those third parties process information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other datum available to it. This Web site may use tracking tags on certain pages to measure and optimise results marketing campaigns but never storing personal information on the user. SIf you wish you can refuse the handling of data or information by refusing cookies with the appropriate configuration in your browser. However, if so, you may not be able to use the full functions of this Web site. When you use this Web site, you consent to the handling of your information by Google in the form and for the purpose described above. AWe also use some third party cookies for integration with social networks, web chat and for monitoring marketing campaigns.
Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_90 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
__utma2 years from set/updateUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb30 mins from set/updateUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

USER CONFIGURATION TO AVOID COOKIES

To comply with current legislation, Archipelago Next provides information that allows you to configure your Internet browsers to maintain your privacy and security with regard to cookies by providing the information and links to the official support sites of the main browsers so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept cookies.

If you use various computers in different places, you must ensure that each computer is configured according to your preferences.

You can block cookies using the browser’s configuration facilities or configure the browser to warn when a server wishes to save a cookie:

1. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools > Internet options > Privacy > Configuration. For further information, visit: 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9..

2. If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. For further information, visit:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences.

3. If you use Chrome, in the section Options > Advanced options > Privacy. For further information, visit: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en.

4. If you use Opera, you can configure the browser in the option Security and Privacy. For further information, visit: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/.

If you do not use any of the above browsers, you must choose the ‘Cookies’ option on the ‘Help’ screen for further information on the location of the cookies folder.