2. What is a cookie?
2.1 A cookie is a small text file or a piece of information that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Almost every website uses cookie technology. Cookies serve a number of purposes such as letting you navigate between webpages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. This functionality makes cookies extremely useful to improve your user experience when you return to a website you have already visited.
3. How long do cookies last for?
3.1 Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’. These cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies’. These cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date. They can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
4. What other technologies are used to track my St. Gilgen International School Site visits?
4.1 We may also use other tracking technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to better tailor St. Gilgen International School Sites in order to provide a better service. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. To disable cookies used on St. Gilgen International School Sites, and therefore any other tracking technologies that work in conjunction with these cookies, please follow the instructions below.
5. What types of cookies do we use or may we use in the future?
5.1 There are two broad categories of cookies.
5.2 Cookies that are essential for the operation of St. Gilgen International School Sites, also known as Strictly Necessary Cookies, enable features without which you would not be able to use St. Gilgen International School Sites as intended. Your consent is not required for the use of Strictly Necessary Cookies, which is why Strictly Necessary Cookies cannot be disabled using the features of or the links on St. Gilgen International School Sites. However, you have the option to completely disable cookies in your browser at any time. The other category of cookies is cookies which, in strictly legal terms, are not essential to use St. Gilgen International School Sites. Nevertheless, these cookies do still fulfil important functions. You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings or by using the links provided in the list below. However, if you do so, various functions of the St. Gilgen International School Sites may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
5.3 The specific types of cookies served through St. Gilgen International School Sites are described below:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through St. Gilgen International School Sites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like secure customer account pages, would not be possible.
St. Gilgen International School Advertising Cookies
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same advertisements from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Adtech (a division of AOL platforms) – privacy.aol.co.uk/cookie-information
AddThis – www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
Google AdWords – google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout
DoubleClick – www.google.com/settings/ads
Google Adsense – www.google.com/settings/ads
Google AJAX Search API – www.google.com/settings/ads
Twitter Advertising – You may disable tailored advertisements via your Twitter settings by visiting the “Promoted content” and “Personalization” sections.
These cookies collect information that is used, either in aggregate form to help us understand how St. Gilgen International School Sites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize St. Gilgen International School Sites for you. This information will also be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of St. Gilgen International School Sites, compiling reports on St. Gilgen International School Site activity for St. Gilgen International School Site operators and providing them other services relating to St. Gilgen International School Site activity and internet usage.
Social Media Cookies
On some pages of St. Gilgen International School Sites, third parties that provide applications through St. Gilgen International School Sites may set their own cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on a St. Gilgen International School Site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. Some pages of St. Gilgen International School Sites may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies.
Facebook Connect + Social Plug-ins – If you want to prevent this, you
must first log out of your Facebook account before activating the
Facebook plug-in and then delete all Facebook cookies after visiting
Websites with Facebook plug-ins.
Twitter – Log out of your Twitter account before activating the Twitter plug-ins and then delete all Twitter cookies after visiting Websites with Twitter plug-ins.
Google+ – Log out of your Google+ or Google account before visiting our Website.
Pinterest – https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/personalization-and-data-other-websites
Reddit – www.reddit.com/help/privacypolicy
WhatsApp – www.whatsapp.com/legal/
AddThis – www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
Beacons and Widgets
Web beacons operate in a similar way to cookies and are placed on
websites or in an e-mail in order to monitor the behaviour of the user
visiting the website or sending the e-mail.
Errorception – errorception.com/docs/privacy
Google Tag Manager – google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout
7. How to control or delete cookies
7.1 You can control cookies served through St. Gilgen International School Sites using any of the following means:
7.1.1 Cookie opt-out links. You may reject cookies served through St. Gilgen International School Sites by following the opt-out links provided in the table above.
7.1.3 Browser settings. While most web browsers accept cookies by default, you can change your browser’s settings to reject and/or to remove cookies. As the precise means by which you may do this will vary from browser to browser, please visit your browser’s help menu for more information.
7.2 Please also note that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, doing so may prevent certain features or services of St. Gilgen International School Sites from working properly and therefore affect your experience while on St. Gilgen International School Sites. Areas of St. Gilgen International School Sites that can potentially incorporate content from third parties, and which therefore place third-party cookies, will not be available to you. If that is the case you will be informed accordingly. Since your cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your website browser, please also note that if you delete all cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.
8. Changes to the Policy
8.1 This Policy was last updated on 26.08.2015. A notice will be posted on our Website home page for 30 days whenever this Policy is changed in a material way. By continuing to use St. Gilgen International School Sites you confirm your continuing acceptance of this Policy.