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Cookies

The Press and Information Office upholds a strict policy for the protection of privacy of www.pio.gov.cy visitors. In this note we provide you with more information on how we use “cookies” as well as other automated means in order to collect certain information regarding the visitors of our webpages, such as the number of visitors, through any kind of browser and device used. Through the collection of this information we learn how to fine-tune our webpages.

Cookies and other Automated Means for the Collection of Data

Cookies are short software texts stored in any of your devices through the use of any kind of browser, whenever you visit a website. We may use cookies in order to be informed for example, if you have visited our webpage in the past or if you are a new visitor as well as to help us detect features of our webpage, for which you may be more interested. Cookies may improve your online experience by storing your preferences while visiting a specific webpage.

IP and URLs Addresses

The IP address is a unique locator used by certain electronic devices in order to be detected and contact each other οn the Internet. When you visit our webpages, we can see the IP address of the device you used in order to connect to the Internet. We use this information in order to specify the general geographical location of the device and comprehend from which geographical areas the visitors of our webpage are coming. We can use this information in order to change the presentation method of our webpage so that we can improve your visit.

The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique locator or address for any media οn the internet and, basically, it means the address of the webpage you visit. We shall use this information so that we can find out which webpages are most visited as well as the way you use to surf in our webpage.

 

In our webpages we use the following cookies:

Absolutely Necessary Cookies

The absolutely necessary cookies are of vital importance for the proper functioning of the website; they allow you to surf on the website and use its operations, such as access to secure areas and registration forms. These cookies do not recognize your personal identity. Without these cookies we cannot guarantee the effective functioning of our website.

Cookies of performance and analysis

These cookies collect information about the way the visitors use the website, which pages they visit more frequently and if they receive error messages from the webpages. These cookies collect consolidated, anonymous information, which do not identify any visitor. They are used exclusively for the improvement of the performance results of a webpage and allow us to collect information regarding the rate of using our webpages, including the content you choose during your surf on our webpages, in order to measure the effectiveness and the interaction of the visitors with the webpage as well as to improve our pages in due course. These cookies can be provided to us by third party-providers of analytical tools but only be used for the purposes related to our website.

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