Cookie Policy

Introduction

This Cookie Policy explains how we use the data we collect through cookies on this Website (“Website”), which is operated by Effizency S.A. (“Effizency”).
This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy, available here, in which we explain how we protect your privacy when using cookies and other information.

For any questions regarding this Cookie Policy, you can contact Effizency by sending an email to info@effizency.com.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny information files stored by the websites you visit on the browser of the device with which you surf the internet (such as your computer or mobile phone). These files help the website memorize information about your visit and streamline your next visit: storing your actions and preferences for a certain period, storing or recognizing your username, the language in which you wish to browse the site or other settings.
Cookies can be classified according to several criteria.

Based on their purpose, cookies can be:

(a) Strictly necessary cookies – if the cookies are necessary to ensure the functioning of the website and/or the availability of features requested by the user, as well as to store their browsing preferences, whenever they so request and use the same device.

(b) Personalization cookies – these are accessory cookies (not necessary for the functioning of the website, although they can improve its performance) and their purpose is to personalize the user’s browsing experience.

(c) Analytics cookies – these are accessory cookies that collect statistical information in order to help website owners analyze its usage and understand visitor engagement with the website. These cookies may also be used together with certain advertising cookies to quantify interactions with the advertisements presented on the website.

(d) Advertising cookies – these are accessory cookies that aim to make advertising more appealing to both users and advertisers by offering advertisements that are relevant to the user, in order to improve reporting on campaign performance and avoid placing advertisements which the user has already seen or flagged as irrelevant.

Based on their life cycle, cookies can be:

(e) Session cookies – these are provisional cookies that are deleted from the cookie archive when or shortly after the user closes the browser or application used to access the Platform. These cookies make it possible, for instance, to analyze web traffic patterns, allowing us to identify issues, improve security, and provide a better browsing experience.

(f) Persistent cookies – unlike session cookies, these cookies are not deleted when the User closes the browser or application and remain stored on the User’s devices. They are used whenever the User visits the website again, allowing us, for instance, to personalize the browsing experience according to the User’s interests and provide a more personal service.

Based on the entity that places them, cookies can be:

(a) First-party cookies – these cookies are sent to the User’s device from equipment or domains managed by Effizency that provide the service requested by the User.

(b) Third-party cookies – these cookies are sent to the User’s device from a third-party equipment or domain over which Effizency has no control. In such cases, the third party may process the data collected by the cookies and Effizency may be unable to configure the cookies’ operation.

What are our cookies used for?

The Effizency Website uses the following cookies:

CookieData ControllerCategoryDescriptionDurationAccess by or sharing
with third parties
PersonalizationEffizencyStrictly necessaryStores the user’s privacy settings preferences365 daysNone
Platform usageEffizencyStrictly
necessary
Stores data that allows services (Google Analytics and Hotjar) to understand how users interact with the platform and improve its user experienceHotjar:
365 days

Google Analytics:
2 years

Google Analytics
Hotjar

Should I accept the use of cookies?

In the case of strictly necessary cookies, the Website cannot function without them. As for other types of cookies, it is up to the user to decide. According to the law in force, the Website can only use cookies upon the user’s prior and explicit consent, unless the placement of certain cookies is strictly necessary to provide a service that has been explicitly requested by the user or to provide access to a given Website feature.

How can I manage my cookie preferences?

Most browsers allow users to control the cookies that are stored on their device and to delete them immediately if they no longer want to allow cookies to be stored on their device. Users can change their browser settings to block cookies or to be notified whenever a cookie is set:

• For more information on “Private Browsing” and managing cookies on Firefox, click here;

• For more information on “Incognito Browsing” and managing cookies on Chrome, click here;

• For more information on “Private Browsing” and managing cookies on Internet Explorer, click here;

• For more information on “Private Browsing” and managing cookies on Microsoft Edge, click here;

• For more information on “Private Browsing” and managing cookies on Safari, click here;

• For more information on “Private Browsing” and managing cookies on Opera, click here.

You should be aware that disabling cookies on your browser settings can have an impact on the functioning of websites, as the settings in most current browsers are not detailed enough to allow users to disable all cookies that are not strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the websites they visit. On devices offering such features, users can have greater control over their cookies by using free extensions available online.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

Effizency may at any time change, expand or revoke this Cookie Policy in whole or in part, without prior notice and effective immediately. Any changes deemed relevant to users will be immediately announced on the Platform, allowing them to access such information and, depending on the type of cookie in question, consent to its use.

Last updated on: 11/04/2022