A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see below how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, …
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
Our own cookies
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. The purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
- This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
- This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
- When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
- In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third party cookies
Third party functions
- Videos (powered by YouTube)
- Google Maps
- Disqus – Powers blog comment software
- Other embedded content
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Ammado Donation Widget Cookies
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by this donation form.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names:
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements you see on other websites to reflect your interests. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.
Social Website Cookies
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways (so you can easily “Like” or share our content). For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Flickr, VK, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
We have a number of partners which we promote on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, they pay us commissions on sales). Cookies are required to allow them to reward us and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither we, our partners, or the networks are able to identify you personally.
Our affiliate cookies are provided by:
- Flight Search Partner: Dohop.com – Terms & Conditions
We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
- in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
You can install free tool Ghostery which can block trackers. Ghostery is available for nearly every device and browser: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, iOS and Android via the Firefox Browser.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
This website is owned and operated by Merat d.o.o..
We are registered in Slovenia under registration number Srg 2010/2113, and our registered office is at Cundrovec 8a, 8250 Brežice.
Our principal place of business is at Cundrovec 8a, 8250 Brežice.
You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form or by email to our email address.
Yournameforever.org, December 2014.