About cookies

Web cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the users' device when they browse a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies allow websites to recognize the user's device.

Sidya Website uses two types of cookies.

1. Session cookies

These are temporary cookies, which only exist for the period a User accesses the Sidya Website and which are automatically deleted from the User's device at the end of each visit.

Session cookies enable the Sidya Website to keep track of the Users' movements within the Sidya Website and prevent Users from being asked for the same information endlessly.

For example, when a User selects and adds services to its shopping cart, the session cookie remembers the User's selection and keeps the selected items in the shopping cart until the User is ready to check out. Without session cookies, the User's services selection could not be registered and the shopping cart would always remain empty.

2. Persistent cookies

These are cookies which remain on the User's device for a limited period of time after the User's visit to the Sidya website. The Sidya Website uses three types of persistent cookies.

2.1. Personalisation cookies

Personalisation cookies enable the Sidya Website to remember the User's preferences for their next visit. For example, on the User's first visit to the Sidya Website, the language will be set to English and the currency to Euros by default. If the User selects another language and/or currency during this visit, the personalisation cookie will store this information on the User's device and the Sidya Website will automatically be presented to the User in its preferred language and currency during their subsequent visit.

2.2. Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used to improve the Sidya Website navigation and security by analysing anonymised information about the User such as their browser type, browser plugins version, operating system

For example, if the information registered by the Performance cookies reveals that a great number of users are relying on a browser not compatible with a Sidya Website functionality, Sidya will adapt this functionality to make it compatible with such browser. The Sidya Website uses the Google Analytics Cookie for this purpose.

2.3. Retargeting cookies

Retargeting cookies are used to serve ads specific to the User and their interests. The ads served will be targeted based on the User's browsing history. For example, if the User has visited the Sidya Website without realising a purchase of services, the User may see Sidya advertisements when visiting a non-related site.

Retargeting cookies use non-personally identifiable information and don't track personal information about the User.