Cookies Policy

The company Gerolymatos International S.A. hereby informs the users of the website www.sinomartin.com (hereinafter the “Website”) about the use of cookies throughout the website.

This policy applies only to the website www.sinomartin.com and not to any other websites that the user might consult or access through links that the Website may include.

Cookies are text files that contain bundles of information that are stored on the directory of the web browser of a user’s computer or mobile device (e.g. notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) every time a website is accessed online through the browser. The cookies allow these websites to memorize some information so that the person visiting the website can explore it quickly and easily. A cookie cannot bring up any other data from the user’s hard drive, nor can it transmit computer viruses or obtain email addresses. Every cookie is unique to the user’s browser. Similar technologies, e.g. web beacons or transparent GIFs, can be used to gather information on a user’s behaviour and his/her use of the services. In this Cookie Policy, all such technologies will be referred to as “cookies”.

There are various types of cookies, some devised to make use of the website more efficient and to improve the browsing experience of the user, others enabling particular functions to operate.

More information on cookies can be found at the following URL sites:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Types of cookies used

Technical cookies (Functionality cookies)

Technical cookies are used to make certain sections of the Website function correctly. The Website uses only technical cookies, which are “strictly necessary to transmit a communication or provide a specific service as requested by a subscriber or user”. They can be divided into browser cookies and session cookies, which ensure that the Website functions properly:

– analytics cookies, which are technical cookies when they are used to measure and analyze overall user numbers and behavior on a particular website;

– functionality cookies, which make it possible to tailor the website according to various choices made by the user (e.g. language, etc), in order to provide improved service.

No prior consent from users is required for the installation of these types of cookies, however users need to be informed thereof.

The acquisition and processing of data obtained by the use of technical cookies is necessary if the Website is to function properly. If a user objects to the use of these technical cookies, he/she will not be able to access and view the Website properly.

Cookie Name Retention Period Purpose
WordPress __cfduid 1 year Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
WordPress PHPSESSID Until the end of the browser session o store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page.

Apart from technical cookies, the general rule governing the use of an electronic communication network “to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user” is that prior informed consent must be given by the user. This means that all cookies that cannot rightly be termed “technical”, and which therefore are more critical for user privacy protection, e.g. those used to provide a profile of the user or analytics cookies may not be installed on users’ terminals unless the user has been adequately informed in advance and has given a valid consent.

Here is a list of the profile and analytics cookies (Performance) used by this website:

Cookie Name Retention Period Purpose
Google Analytics _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
Google Analytics _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
Google Analytics _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
Google Analytics _gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
Google Analytics __utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
Google Analytics __utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Google Analytics __utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics __utmx 18 months Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.
Google Analytics __utmxx 18 months Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
Google Analytics _gaexp Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days. Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.

Third-party websites

When browsing a website, the user may receive cookies from third parties.

Third-party cookies are installed by a different websites from the one the user is browsing. This is because every website may contain elements (pictures, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc,) that are on servers other than that of the website being viewed.

Youtube Cookies: For more information regarding Youtube Cookies please visit the below Google cookie policy https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US

LinkedIn Cookies: For more information regarding LinkedIn Cookies please visit the below Cookies policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-cookie-policy

 

How to manage cookies by configuring the browser

Some users may not consent to the storage of information collected through cookies by their computer. Each browser includes detailed instructions regarding their policy for the use of cookies.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may modify the settings of your browser so as to be warned, when cookies are being sent, to deactivate all or some of the cookies used by the Website or to delete cookies already installed by the Website.

The majority of the Website’s functions shall operate without the use of cookies. However, if you deactivate cookies, you shall not have access to certain services and features of the Website.

Here are the pages of browser suppliers that give detailed instructions on how to set your privacy preferences according to the browser used:

Mozilla Firefox: Enable and disable cookies

Google Chrome: Manage cookies and other website data

Safari 6/7 (Mavericks): Manage cookies and other website data data

Safari 8 (Yosemite): Manage cookies and other website data

Internet Explorer: Enable and disable cookies

Opera: Cookies

Safari iOS (mobile): Safari web setting on your Iphone, iPad or Pad touch

If you wish further information regarding the Website’s cookies please contact us at dpo@gerolymatos-int.com .