What are cookies?

When you visit our website, it uses cookies to collect information. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are downloaded by the browser used on your device (e.g., computer, laptop, smartphone) and stored in the browser itself.

Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to a website or browse from one page to another.

The information collected helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website.

Analyzing data collected by cookies, allows us to tailor our content to better meet your preferences, resulting in a more varied and personalized user experience.

In fact, nearly every website relies on cookies for these purposes. Without them, some websites may not function properly due to security measures.

While cookies typically don’t contain information to identify you as an individual, they do help identify your browser on a specific device. However, certain types of cookies, like performance or marketing cookies, may collect data that could be considered personal. For details on how your personal data is handled, refer to our Privacy Policy.

Types of cookies

In general, there are three ways of classifying cookies – according to their function, duration and origin.

Session cookies v. persistent cookies (according to their duration)

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that stay in your browser during that particular session, e.g. a specific visit to a website. These cookies expire when the you leave the website.
  • Persistent cookies don’t expire when you leave a website, but they do have an expiration date that can vary from days to months. You can manually delete persistent cookies from your browser settings.

First-party cookies v. third-party cookies (according to their origin)

  • a) First party cookies – these are cookies set by Ambacia and only Ambacia can read them.
  • b) Third party cookies – these are cookies placed on Ambacia’s website by someone other than Ambacia.

Essential cookies v. Non-essential cookies (according to their function)

  • a) Essential cookies are necessary for Amabacia’s website to function.
  • b) Non-essential cookies are used for ancillary purposes such as marketing, performance and setting user preferences.
  • Performance cookies – are cookies that allow tracking the number of visits and traffic (e.g., number of clicks on specific content, browsing time, return frequency, etc.) to measure and improve the website’s performance. These cookies help us to understand how our users use our site, so we can keep our services relevant, easy to use and up to date.
  • Marketing cookies – are targeted advertising cookies that store information about users’ behaviour by tracking their browsing habits and history (e.g., frequently visited websites, time spent on preferred websites), which enables the display of personalized advertisements from third parties. This information may include e.g., the user’s name or a marketing identifier (advertising ID) assigned to the user which identifies the user across different websites, a list of previously visited websites, the time spent on each website, or actions taken by the user (e.g., internet searches).

You can find details and characteristics of all cookies Ambacia uses in the table below.

Essential cookies
Cookie nameTypeProvider of cookieExpiryDescription
cookieyes-consentFirst partyCoookieYes
Privacy Policy
1 yearRemembers users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal
wpEmojiSettingsSupportsFirst partyWordPress
Privacy Policy
End of browser sessionThis cookie is part of a bundle of cookies which serve the purpose of content delivery and presentation. The cookies keep the correct state of font, blog/picture sliders, color themes and other website settings.
elementorThird party

Privacy Policy

Until you delete this cookieThis cookie is necessary for the activation of our website. Without it, the page cannot be displayed correctly.
Performance cookies
Cookie nameTypeProvider of cookieExpiryDescription
_gaThird partyGoogle Privacy Policy1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors
_ga_*Third partyGoogle Privacy Policy1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.

Data transfers to third parties

In the case of some third-party cookies, personal data is transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The cases of data transfers to third countries are listed below:

Cookies placed by Google LLC („Google”): Google is a company based in the United States. The United States does not provide the level of protection required under Chapter V of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) for data protection in the EEA, as ruled by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its judgment C-311/18 (Schrems II) of 16 July 2020. Therefore, appropriate safeguards must be provided for data transfers to the United States. Google uses the standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) developed by the European Commission for its data transfers outside the EEA. 

The Google SCC is available on the following link: Google SCC

Our website uses Google Analytics to make our site better. When Google Analytics uses cookies, the information from these cookies usually goes to Google’s servers in the US. But, on our website, we use a feature that hides part of your IP address (known as IP masking) when it’s sent to Google. This means that Google doesn’t get your full IP address unless it’s really necessary, and even then, it’s still partially hidden.

In other words, IP masking involves shortening or removing parts of the IP address before it’s stored or processed. This is typically done to protect the privacy of website visitors. Instead of storing the complete IP address, which could potentially be used to identify individual users, only a portion of the IP address is retained.

Legal basis for placing cookies

  • Pursuant to the Article 5(3) of Directive 2002/58/EC (e-Privacy Directive), and the Article 43(4) of the Electronic Communications Act (Official Gazette No. 76/22, 14/2024): The use of strictly necessary cookies is necessary for the technical functioning of the website. These cookies cannot be disabled and the website will not function properly without them.
  • The consent of the user pursuant to the Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR: Functional, Performance and Marketing cookies are placed on the website only with the user’s consent. The user can give or withdraw his consent at any later time. In accordance with the Article 43(4) of the Electronic Communications Act (Official Gazette No. 76/22, 14/2024), the use of such cookies is permitted only if the user has given his consent

How to manage cookies?

You can change the cookie settings that you accepted when you first visited our website at any time.

You can manage your cookie settings in your browser to restrict, block, or delete them, but that may mean that you won’t have the best possible user experience.

For the most commonly used browsers, you can manage cookies using the following menu options:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie setting in Safari

Cookie setting in Chrome

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie setting in Edge