Cookie policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: 18/04/2019


The IMEAS web Platform uses cookies. By accessing the ‘IMEAS web Platform’ web-site herein after indicated as ‘Site’, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the site, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.


What are cookies

Cookies are small files that are sent to the browser and that are saved on the user’s device when he or she accesses and uses the web site, Cookies enable efficient functioning and enhanced performance of the Site, also by means of collection and analysis of information in aggregate form, this enabling the manager of the Site to evaluate possibilities for improving the structure of the Site and its sections. By means of cookies, it is also possible to collect information for statistical purposes, mainly with a view to personalizing user navigation experiences by recording their preferences (e.g. language, currency etc.).

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which means they are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies, called “persistent”, remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.


How the IMEAS web Platform uses cookies

When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Site, to provide analytics, to store your preferences.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of cookies to run the Site.


Technical cookies

Technical cookies may be classed on the one hand as navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal Site navigation and use (enabling for example, coordination of the forms making up the site pages or correlation of the pages visited during a given working session). On the other hand, they may be classed as analytic cookies, which may be considered equivalent to technical cookies only if used for the purpose of optimizing the Site directly by the Site manager (termed first party cookies), which cookies can collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and the manner in which they visited the Site (e.g. in order to produce statistical data on the pages most frequently visited, or in order to collect aggregate data on visits by operating system, by browser etc.).

The use of session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (made up of server-generated random numbers) and of data related to the software use necessary to allow for the safe and efficient browsing of the Website: the session variables (so-called cookies) may avoid recourse being made to IT techniques that may adversely affect the confidentiality of the user’s browsing experience and do not allow us to acquire personal data that identify the user. The session cookies are not stored for any considerable length of time on the user’s device. They are registered locally for lengths of time set as a function of session variables (the values of which, stored on the fixed disk, can in any case be erased; it is furthermore possible to disable the cookies by following the indications provided by the major browsers).

Technical cookies (session and first party analytics cookies) used on the Site are:

  • Gdpr %5Bprivacy_bar%5D
  • Gdpr[allowed cookies]
  • Gdpr[consent_types]

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set up by a web site that is not the web site that the user is visiting. They reside on servers other than that of the site visited. Use of the data collected by these external operators by means of their cookies is therefore governed by those respective privacy policies.By accessing the web-site using Google Chrome web browser, cookies used by Google are enabled: 1p_jar, Anid, Apisid, Consent, nid, hsid, ssid,sapisid, sidcc,sid.  For further information on the manners of use and the types of cookies used by Google, and management of the cookies on the user’s browser, the reader may examine Google’s policy regarding cookies via the following link


Analytics and advertising

The Site uses the web analytics service Google Analytics (Terms of Service are available here). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the Site by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored. Google Analytics cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

The session cookies used are: _Utma, _Utmz, _ga, _gat, _gid,

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.



Server log files

The Service provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.



What are your choices regarding cookies

Most browsers are configured to accept, check or in the event disable cookies via the settings. Please note that disabling technical cookies even in part may compromise the functioning of the Site and/or limit the Site’s functionalities.

Conversely, disabling third party cookies shall not adversely affect navigability in any way.

The links below provide access to the directions issued by major navigation browsers for managing cookie installation settings:



Internet Explorer:



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