STZ Cookie Notice
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device where it is stored by your web browser. This allows the website to recognize your visit from those of other users of the website. Cookies may store information such as your IP address or other identifier, your browser type, and information about the content you view and interact with on digital services. By storing such information, cookies can remember your preferences and settings for online services and analyze how you use online services.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owner of the site. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Are cookies dangerous?
No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and modern versions of browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.
Can cookies threaten users' privacy?
Cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain website. Despite this, users quite often find in their computer files cookies from websites that they have never visited. These cookies are usually set by companies that sell internet advertising on behalf of other websites. Therefore, it may be possible that users' information is passed to third party websites without the users' knowledge or consent, such as information on surfing habits. This is the most common reason for people rejecting or fearing cookies.
Which cookies do we use
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential to making STZ’s website work. They enable core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for an individual to use a site, such as accessing secure areas or remembering the information inputted into a webform, are not available. The legal basis for our use of strictly necessary cookies are our legitimate interests, namely being able to provide and maintain our website.
Analytical or Performance Cookies. When you have permitted the use of performance cookies (see “Your consent and choices about cookies” below), we use Google Analytics to collect statistical information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, which parts of our site are most popular, what browsers are used (so we can maximize compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. We use the information to compile statistic reports of our users’ browsing patterns so that we can improve our website. Google Analytics cookies may retain information for up to two years.
The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data here. For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here.
Your consent & choices about cookies
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may need to update this policy in the future. We encourage you to review it regularly. This policy was last updated on 2 June 2023.