Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, and they provide you with a more efficient and personalized website experience.

My website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about web page traffic and improve in order to tailor it to my readers’ needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. I have implemented a popup bar on top of the website when you first visit it to ask explicit permission to use them. By clicking on the button “Agree”, you are in agreement with the terms and conditions that apply to website as per this cookie policy.

What types of cookie are used?

AnyGirl.Win uses both so-called first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies on our website(s).

First-party cookies are cookies that are used by EURid during your visit to one of our websites, such as technical, session, persistent, and functional cookies:

Technical cookies are essential for the website to function properly. These cookies enable you to navigate between the various sections of our website and to use specific functionalities.

Session cookies are temporary cookies that enable you to navigate quickly and easily through the website during your browsing session.

Persistent cookies or ‘tracking cookies’ outlast an individual session and remain in your browser for a specific period after the session (unless you delete the cookie).

Functional cookies monitor the correct operation of the website and allow the website to remember the choices you make (e.g. your language preference, your user name, or your region). They provide enhanced and more personal features, sparing you from having to specify your choices every time you visit the website

Third-party cookies are cookies that are not used by EURid during your visit to one of our websites, such as:

Performance cookies (Piwik): they collect anonymous and aggregated information about your online behavior (such as your browser type, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the operating system used, the domain name of the website that you have visited even when you abandon such site, the date and time of your website visit, etc.) for statistical purposes and for generating visitor’ profiles.

The cookies we use do not collect data that reveal your personal identity and therefore, do not make it possible for us to identify you. Our website(s) may contain links to other websites not owned/managed by EURid (third-party’ content, links and plugs-in). EURid is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.

Google AdSense Cookies – AnyGirl.Win uses Google AdSense to display adds on the website. The adds are customized based on each user’s preferences. You can opt out Cookies if you like by clicking the Reject button when you enter the site.

How to give your consent?

When visiting our website(s) for the first time, a cookie banner will appear at the top. By closing that banner, or continuing your visit to our website(s), you implicitly consent to our use of cookies as specified in this cookies policy, unless you have adapted your browser setting to reject cookies (see below) or unless you click on ‘No cookies for me’ in our cookies banner.

How to reject our cookies?

You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking ‘No cookies for me’ in our cookies banner, or by deleting cookies in the settings of your Internet browser.

These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your Internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful (or go to the ‘Help’ option in your Internet browser for more details):

Please note that changing your browser settings to reject cookies may impact your visit to our website and deny you access to all or parts of our website. You can change your Internet browser settings at any time.