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Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that carries bit information about user activity on a particular website and stores it on the device used to access the website. Cookies do not damage your device and allow us to offer you better browsing and faster responses on our website. Any additional information, including the one that allows us to show you ads, is stored only with your prior consent, which is provided by continuing to browse the website or in any of the ways listed below.

We encourage you to carefully read the following information to better understand what kind of cookies we use and how you can customize the use of cookies based on your preferences.

Types of cookies that we can use on the website.

Our website may use both cookies that do not require your consent to downloading your device, as well as cookies that can only be downloaded with your prior consent.

A. Technical Cookies (You do not need your prior consent): they are necessary for the functioning of the website and give you access to the relevant features (browser cookies): these are mainly session cookies. We may also use functional cookies that enable us to save your preferences and settings, and thus improve your website’s use of you (without limitation, by keeping your identity as a registered user on the website when you select the “Remember me” , by targeting you to webpages in the language you choose or in the language of the country from which you enter the website, and by setting your preferences for whether or not you accept profiling cookies). To ensure the proper functioning of these cookies and ensure the recording of your preferences, these cookies are not deleted when you finish your browsing session. However, these cookies have a validity period (not longer than 2 years) after which they will be automatically deactivated. These cookies and the information transmitted by them are not used for purposes other than those described above. Installing technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically place it on your device when you sign in to the website or ask for specific features (for example, when you click on the “Remember me” feature). You may choose to disable cookies at any time by changing the settings of the browser. This, however, may prevent the site from displaying properly. these cookies have a validity period of not more than 2 years, after which they will automatically be deactivated. These cookies and the information transmitted by them are not used for purposes other than those described above. Installing technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically place it on your device when you sign in to the website or ask for specific features (for example, when you click on the “Remember me” feature). You may choose to disable cookies at any time by changing the settings of the browser. This, however, may prevent the site from displaying properly. these cookies have a validity period of not more than 2 years, after which they will automatically be deactivated. These cookies and the information transmitted by them are not used for purposes other than those described above. Installing technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically place it on your device when you sign in to the website or ask for specific features (for example, when you click on the “Remember me” feature). You may choose to disable cookies at any time by changing the settings of the browser. This, however, may prevent the site from displaying properly. Installing technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically place it on your device when you sign in to the website or ask for specific features (for example, when you click on the “Remember me” feature). You may choose to disable cookies at any time by changing the settings of the browser. This, however, may prevent the site from displaying properly. Installing technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically place it on your device when you sign in to the website or ask for specific features (for example, when you click on the “Remember me” feature). You may choose to disable cookies at any time by changing the settings of the browser. This, however, may prevent the site from displaying properly.

B. Profiling cookies  (your preliminary agreement is necessary): Our website also uses profiling cookies that can only be installed based on your prior consent. In addition, our website may also affix cookies belonging to third parties, provided you give your prior consent to the installation. Such third parties may gain access to the information gathered through their cookies. These third parties are:

Google Inc. (using Google Analytics and Google Doubleclick, and, where applicable, the Google Plus plug-in) Facebook (via plug-ins) Twitter (via plug-ins) Pinterest Plug-ins Cookies may include, personal data, profiling advertising cookies, retrieving cookies, social media cookies, and cookies for analyzes other than those used for aggregate statistical analysis only.

– Ad target cookies: they create user accounts to show ads that are consistent with the preferences that users display when browsing the web;

– Refreshing (redirecting) cookies: they are used to show ads related to products that are similar to those you have shown (e.g., displaying pages of products you’ve visited on our website when viewing sites on or to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns (ours or third parties);

– Analytics cookies: They record your choices and activity on our website to perform a statistical analysis for us or for others by tracking your browsing preferences and behaviors and showing you personalized ads;

– Social media cookies: In addition, our website allows certain social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter) to install their own cookies through their plug-ins. These cookies are managed directly by third parties and can also be used to show you ads that are in line with your preferences when browsing other websites.

All these cookies are only installed on your prior consent. For this reason, when you sign into our website, a special banner informs you that (i) our site uses cookies for analysis, profiling and retrieval belonging to us or third parties and that (ii) when you close the banner or continue to browse by clicking on any website element outside of the banner or by opening another part of the website, you agree to the use of cookies. We will track your consent (if any) through a special technical cookie. As a result, the cookie banner will no longer appear if you visit our website again in the future. If you choose to delete technical cookies, please keep in mind, that we will lose track of your consent and, as a result, the cookie banner will be re-submitted to you on your next visit to our website. At any time, you can freely decide to block the placement of profiling cookies (whether they are third-party cookies, social media cookies, retrieving or profiling cookies), or withdraw any prior consent without affecting of your ability to visit the website and take advantage of the relevant content. If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, please read the third-party cookie policy carefully by following the links below. At any time, you can freely decide to block the placement of profiling cookies (whether they are third-party cookies, social media cookies, retrieving or profiling cookies), or withdraw any prior consent without affecting of your ability to visit the website and take advantage of the relevant content. If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, please read the third-party cookie policy carefully by following the links below. At any time, you can freely decide to block the placement of profiling cookies (whether they are third-party cookies, social media cookies, retrieving or profiling cookies), or withdraw any prior consent without affecting of your ability to visit the website and take advantage of the relevant content. If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, please read the third-party cookie policy carefully by following the links below. without affecting your ability to visit the website and take advantage of the relevant content. If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, please read the third-party cookie policy carefully by following the links below. without affecting your ability to visit the website and take advantage of the relevant content. If you’d like to learn more about how to do this, please read the third-party cookie policy carefully by following the links below.

How to Enable and Disable Cookies

All cookies (technical and profiling cookies) You can either enable cookies or disable cookies by using your browser’s settings box. However, if you disable one or more cookies, certain features of this site may be compromised (please note that browser cookies are necessary for the proper operation of the main features of the website). The browser configuration associated with this selection can be tracked and changed in your browser’s settings panel. Please select your browser below to get information on how to change your cookie settings.

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Third-party cookies for which consent is required:

Installing third-party cookies for profiling, retransmission, analysis, and social media as well as any other activity associated with such cookies, including collection and processing of information, is the responsibility of these third parties. If you want to know more about these cookies and third parties who can access the information gathered, or how to enable or disable them, you can read third-party cookie policies by clicking one of the following links:

– Google Analytics: [http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/]

– Google Doubleclick: [http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/]

– Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/]

– Pinterest: [https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/cookies]

– Twitter: [https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies]

Specifically, cookies (non-technical cookies) that are available on the website are listed in the table below:

Technical namePurposeCookie TypeValidityInformation
1P_JAR    
CONSENT    
HERE    
fr    
_gaGoogle AnalyticsTechnical Analytics Cookie2 yearsUsed to distinguish users
_gidGoogle AnalyticsTechnical Analytics Cookie24 hoursUsed to distinguish users
_gatGoogle AnalyticsTechnical Analytics Cookie1 minuteUsed for query-level filtering
_gac_Google AnalyticsTechnical Analytics Cookie90 daysContains information related to user campaigns. If you’ve linked Google Analytics and your AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you have disabled it.
Cookies DirectiveCookie PrivacyTechnical Function Cookie90 daysThe cookie is enabled when the user chooses the OK button in the popup window of the cookie.
AWSELBUsed to fold the session to the individual caseTech cookieSessionA cookie that is linked to Elastic Search Balance
COOKIE_SUPPORTShows whether you support cookiesTech cookie549 monthsShows whether you support cookies
JSESSIONIDPortal functionalityTech cookieSessionShows active site usage and stores at any time how many users visit the site.
cookie_aceptacionCookie PrivacyTechnical Function Cookie3 monthsEnables when the user accepts the cookie from the popup window.
GUEST_LANGUAGE_IDLanguageTechnical Function Cookie549 monthsSet the user’s language feature

Additionally, some ad networks allow you to opt out of consenting to personalized messages. This will not prevent the installation of cookies, but it will stop using and collecting certain data from network-connected advertisers. Please note that although such networks include many of the leading advertising companies, a third person who places cookies through the website may not belong to such networks and as a result you may continue to receive cookies from that third party. If you would like to know more about this, we invite you to visit the following address:  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/bg/ .

If you would like to receive further information on the ways and objectives of the processing, as well as on the exercise of the rights of the users provided for in the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the EU Electronic Communications Privacy Regulation, please read carefully Privacy Policy. We encourage you and encourage you to regularly check this Cookie Policy to learn about its changes.

Inserted content from other websites

The articles on this site can be embedded (videos, images, content, etc.). Embedded content from other sites accepts and behaves with the site visitor as a visitor to their own site.

These sites can collect data for you, use cookies, embed extra statistics tools from third parties, track how you work with these tools, including how you consume embedded content if you have an account and are logged into the site.

How long do we hold your personal data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically recognize and approve your subsequent comments instead of keeping them in the approval queue.

For users who sign up on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide on their profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except that they can not change their username). Website Administrators can view and edit this information.

Your rights over your personal data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments on it, you may want to have a file containing all the data we store for you, including data you have provided us with. You may also want to delete the personal data we store for you. However, this does not include data that we are required to store for administrative purposes, for site security purposes, or by law.

How we use your data

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