Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers), which enable the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be re-used during the course of the same visit to the site (session cookies) or at a later stage, even after several days (persistent cookies). The cookies are stored, according to the user’s preferences, by a single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, Smartphone).Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs and all the forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information regarding the user’s behaviour and his use of the service.Later in this document we will be referring to cookies and to all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
Cookies which are strictly necessary. These are indispensable cookies for the www.vt.capital website to function correctly and are used to manage the login and access to reserved site functions. The duration of the cookies is strictly limited to the work session (once the browser is closed, they are erased).
Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyse the traffic and use of the website in an anonymous form. Although these cookies do not identify the user, they allow us to detect whether the same user re-connects at different times. Furthermore, they also enable the system to be monitored and the performance and usability to be improved. If you disable these cookies, no functions will be lost.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (in an anonymous form or not) the user’s preferences and to improve his browsing experience. The www.vt.capital website does not use this type of cookie.
Third party cookies
When you visit a website, you can receive cookies both from the website you have visited (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organisations (“third parties”). A well-known example is the presence of “social plug-ins” for Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. They are parts of the page you have visited, generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host website. The most common use of social plug-ins aims to share contents on the social networks.
The presence of these plug-ins involves the transmission of cookies from and to all the sites run by third parties. The handling of information collected by “third parties” is disciplined by the relevant information sheets we kindly request you to read. To guarantee greater transparency and convenience we are providing you below with the web addresses of the various information sheets on the handling of cookies.
Twitter information sheet: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
LinkedIn information sheet: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
The www.vt.capital website also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a service to analyse the web traffic provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These are also third party cookies, collected and handled anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse in an anonymous form the information on the ways the www.vt.capital website (including the user’s IP address) is used. Google Analytics collects this information and processes it to draw up a report for the www.vt.capital operators on the activities on the websites. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification data. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data in its possession, nor does it try to connect an IP address with the user’s identity. Google can also communicate this information to third parties, when enforced to do so by law, or when such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
For further information, please use the link: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can choose to disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his own browser. To disable the action by Google Analytics, please use the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of the cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is given. Other cookies “survive” the closing of the browser and are also available in subsequent visits by the user. These are the so-called persistent cookies and their duration is fixed by the server at the time they are created. In some cases, an expiry is set; in others their duration is unlimited. www.vt.capital does not use persistent cookies. However, when you browse our pages, you may interact with sites run by third parties which can create or modify permanent or profiling cookies.
How do I control my cookies?
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Website for these reasons.Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.
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