The use of cookies and other analytical tools

By using the website you accept cookies and other analytical tools used by the ISTRA D.M.C. to collect data on the use of our websites and to improve your on-line user experience on the sites owned by ISTRA D.M.C.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a computer or mobile device when visiting a particular web site or when opening a specific e-mail.
Cookies help the web site to remember your actions and settings for a certain period. Every time a user opens a page, the web server (ISTRA D.M.C.) can read the values previously saved in the cookies.
There are various types of cookies, and are usually classified by duration, the domain to which they belong and purpose:

  • Temporary (session) cookies are deleted after the user closes the browser. Permanent cookies remain stored on a user’s device for a certain amount of time.
  • First-party cookies are set by the visited domain server. Third-party cookies are set from a different domain than the one the user has visited.
  • According to the purpose, cookies may be required if they support basic web site technical features, and are functional when used for improving the user experience, analytical when used for site usage analysis, and marketing if used to track the interests of individual users.

Which cookies do we use and for what purpose?

At we use cookies for the following purposes:
These cookies enhance certain technical features to ensure a positive user experience, for example, in order to store your consent that you are familiar with the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy;
These cookies are used to make it easier for you to use a web site such as: remember the language you are browsing, and so on.
We also use analytical cookies that allow us web analytics, that is, analysis of the use of our site, which is performed to improve the quality and content of the services offered.
These cookies allow us to send you specific messages, such as: offer you promotional actions in view of your previous user experience.
In particular, we point out that you have the right to stop receiving marketing cookies at
For more information, below is a list of cookies that are currently used:

Domain Name Type Duration Description __utm.gif third party End of session Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer. __utma third party 2 years Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. __utmb third party End of session Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utmb cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. __utmc third party End of session 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. __utmt third party End of session Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server. __utmz third party 6 months Collects data about where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics. __atuvc third party 13 months Updates the counter in the website’s social sharing features. __atuvs third party End of session Ensures that the updates counter id is played to the user if a page is shared with the AddThis social sharing service. PH_HPXY_CHECK third party End of session - lang third party End of session - bku third party 1 year - bt2 third party 255 days Used by the AddThis social sharing platform to keep a record of parts of the site that have been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site GPS third party End of session Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on GPS location. YSC third party End of session - IDE third party 1 year Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser’s ads in the aim of measuring the efficacy of an ad and presenting targeted ads to the user. loc third party 13 months Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level). mus third party 13 months - ouid third party 13 months - personalization_id third party 2 years - PREF third party 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. test_cookie third party End of session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. uid third party 13 months Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers. uvc third party 13 months Detects how often the AddThis social sharing service encounters the same user. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE third party 179 days Tries to estimate user bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. _atuvc third party 13 months -


How you can manage cookies?

In your web browsers you can delete cookies and manage the general settings to save cookies; here are links to the instructions of popular browsers FirefoxChromeSafari, Microsoft Explorer. However, it should be borne in mind that if you reject cookies, then some parts of the website may not work normally or can not be accessed.

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External links

By using external links on our web sites, such as social networks, you will be redirected to external domains that can use cookies, on which we have no influence. Information collected through cookies and similar technologies in these domains is not provided to us by their owners or managers.
For more information about cookies used and management options, please check the statements and rules about cookies on the visited domains.

You can find more information about the privacy policy on the Privacy Policy page.