Cookie Policy

Cookies are small sets of information that are stored on the user's computer so that the organization responsible for its installation may retrieve and update that information.

Access to the website (henceforth, "the Website") may be anonymous or identified (if the user has registered him or herself in the eContent section). In both cases, the site might make use of cookies or similar technologies (from now on, the generic term "cookie" will be used).

To register in the site, the user must accept the legal notice, privacy policy, cookie policy and applicable section of the Terms and Conditions.

For anonymous users (not registered in the system), cookies work this way:

The web site shows a cookie banner, in which the user may explicitely accept the use of cookies. If the user DOES NOT accept cookies, said banner will remain visible, and the website WILL NOT activate its cookie, and thus WILL NOT track user's actions throughout the website. In this state, the user may navigate to the various pages of the website, including the blog section. However, access to the eContent section, where training/educational content is offered, requires the use of cookies, therefore the user will NOT be able to access these contents unless she accepts cookies.

When the user explicitely accepts cookies (she clicks on the "Accept" button in the cookie banner), the website will activate just one first-party cookie, called "acu_trk", which is used to identify the browser and to track the user as she uses the website and the learning content (in the eContent section).

The cookies used by the Website can be associated with a user's personal data only when the user provides his or her personal data (he or she registers on the site, becomes a customer, or subscribes to a mailing list from the Website). To be able to do that he or she must have accepted the Privacy and Cookie policies from the Website. Otherwise, the cookies will only be associated to an anonymous user and his or her browser.

Those users who do not want to receive cookies or would like to be informed before cookies are stored on their computer may configure their browser to behave as they desire. More detailed informaiton is provided below, in the section Cookie Management in the browser.

Revocation of consent to use cookies

An anonymous user (not registered) who has provided her consent to the use of cookies may, at any time, REVOKE said consent right here. If the user does that, the first-party tracking cookie will be deleted, the website will NOT register the user's movements throughout the site, but also the user will NOT be able to access the learning contents offered in the eContent section.

TO REVOKE YOUR CONSENT TO THE USE OF COOKIES, please check the following checkbox, and click on the button "Do Revoke cookie consent". Please notice that if you have NOT accepted cookies yet, these controls will be disabled (of course, you cannot revoke a consent you haven't given in the first place).

For registered users, to revoke their consent to the use of cookies and data processing implies the deletion of their account (registration) within the website, task that can be carried out from their profile page. When a user deletes his or her account, the first-party tracking cookie (acu_trk) will be deleted.

Do Not Track

The website honors the browser's "Do Not Track" setting.

If the user has activated the "Do Not Track" setting on her browser when she visits the website for the first time, the cookie banner will be shown in an abbreviated format, and it WILL NOT allow the user to accept cookies in this website.

If an anonymous user (not registered) HAS NOT activated the "Do Not Track" setting, has accepted the use of cookies, but later on she decides to activate the "Do Not Track" setting on his browser, the website will detect this situation on her next visit, and will automatically delete the first-party tracking cookie (acu_trk), and no further tracking will be performed. Obviously, the user will NOT be able to access the contents in the eContent section.

A user WILL NOT be able to self-register if she has activated the "Do Not Track" setting on her browser, for this setting is not compatible with the acceptance of the terms of registration and data processing.

If a registered user later decide to activate "Do Not Track" on her browser, the website will close the user session (if there's one open), will delete the first-party tracking cookie (acu_trk) and will block any attempts to log-in and initiate a session as long as the "Do Not Track" setting is activated. That is, the website will respect her right to not be tracked, but the user will not be able to use the areas of the websita that require tracking.

Types of cookies

Cookies, regarding their validity interval, can be classified as session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies expire when the user closes the browser, while persistent cookies remain for a longer period of time during which the data continue to be stored and can be accessed and processed.

Also, according to the organization that manages the server or domain from which the cookies are sent and the obtained data are processed:

Regarding their purpose, we can disthinguish:

Cookies used in the Website

The Website uses first-party cookies (sent from domains and servers managed by the Provider). The Website uses the following cookies:

Organization Name Domain Purpose 1st or 3rd Party Validity period
Provider acu_trk Cookie used by the Provider to assign and ID to the browser, ONLY set for users who have pressed the “accept” button shown in the Cookie Policy message. Used to hide or show the cookie banner, and to track navigation through the website and courses. 1st-party Persistent (1 year)

Cookie management in the browser

Most modern browsers allow to manage cookies in 3 different ways:

The browser may allow the user to specify with greater detail which cookies should be accepted and which shouldn't be accepted. Concretely, the user usually can set one of the following options:

A user can decide later to delete the cookies that are already installed, changing the configuration of his/her browser or deleting them manually in the browser itself. Please be aware that deleting cookies might cause a reduction in the quality or functionalities of the Website.

For more information, please visit the website, where you can find detailed information about how to manage and delete cookies in various browsers.