What are cookies
Cookies are small packs of information that are saved into your web browser. These are saved in your web browser by websites you visit and are used by these websites to identify and later recognise your browser.
You can use the available tools in your web browser to:
- know when a website tries to install a cookie,
- delete cookies already installed,
- block the installation of new cookies,
- revoke the consent given previously to the installation of cookies.
Which personal data we get through cookies
IA, in the Outreach area of its website, collects data through automatic processes with cookie technology, which gathers information made available by your web browser while you navigate on our website.
Data may identify the user but only indirectly. Data includes, but not only, anonymised IP address, type of web browser, computer or device operating system, data and time of the visit to the website, duration of the visit, and content on this website shared by the user with other websites or social media platforms.
Data that allow the direct identification of the user, such as email addresses, are not collected through cookie technology.
How we use the information collected through cookies
The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciência do Espaço, in the Outreach area of its website, collects user data through local and third-party cookies.
Their use intends to optimize the browsing experience, improve the contents and functionalities through the analysis of the flow of visitors and their browsing characteristics, as well as to ease the interaction with other websites when sharing content.
IA, on the Outreach area of its website, uses the local Polylang tool to:
- save the language preference of the users, so that they don’t have to choose their preferred language every time they visit the website or move to a new page.
The third-party cookies we use on this website are installed by the company Google (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States) through the Analytics tool set, and by the company Oracle (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, United States) through the AddThis tool set.
IA, in the Outreach area of the website, uses the Goolge Analytics tool set to:
- enable IA to customise and improve the contents and functionalities on this website to the interests of its users.
In addition, Google may associate the data generated through the Analytics tool set on this website to the user browsing experience with the same browser, computer or device in other websites that use this same tool set.
IA, in the Outreach area of the website, uses the Oracle AddThis tool set to:
- help the user share content from this website on other websites and social media platforms;
- enable IA to customise the contents and functionalities on this website to the interests of its users.
These data may be transferred by Google or Oracle to web serveres outside the European Union.
Your data will not be shared with other entities than the ones above mentioned, nor will they be used to purposes different from the ones above listed.
For how long the data is kept
Google keeps the data collected by the Analytics tool set for a period of 26 months since the last interaction the user had with the website.
Oracle keeps the data collected by the AddThis toolset for a period of 13 months.
Data collected by cookies, as this can be used only indirectly to identify you, the options to access, correct, limit or delete the data collected about your browsing experience on the Outreach area of IA’s website are the ones presented below.
Oracle provides information associated with your current web browser and computer or device through the Oracle Data Cloud Registry which can be visited on this web address:
The information provided refers to the user segments that Oracle associated to your current web browser and computer or device from your browsing on IA’s website and other websites that use the AddThis tool.
At any moment, you can refuse the gathering and sharing of data collected with these tools by visiting the following web address, where you should choose your preference in the lines corresponding to Oracle or Google.
You may also do it directly through the options provided by your own web browser. You should check the help centre of your web browser to get more information on how to use it with that purpose.
The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the terms and conditions of use in the privacy policies and cookies policies of third parties.Opções de cookies