Cookie Statement EURAXESS Switzerland

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

How do we use cookies?

A visit to the EURAXESS Switzerland website may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Cookies to provide functionality
    • SESS[Unique ID]:This cookie allows logging in and remembering which contact forms you have submitted. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.
    • Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, has_js: Our Content Management System, Drupal sets these cookies to store user interface preferences.
  • Analytics cookies
    • _ga, _gat: These cookies are set by the web analytics service Google Analytics
  • Third-party cookies
    • Some website pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device and we do not control their operation.
  • Facebook
    • _fbp [x2]: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
    • Session: Identifies a visitor's session. Used to register data about the visitor's behavior on the website for statistical purposes.
  • LinkedIn
    • _utma: Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
    • _utmb: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
    • _utmc: Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
    • _utmt: Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
    • _utmz: Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.

Disclaimer Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie 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 will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Disclaimer Facebook

Our pages integrate plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins under: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the Facebook pixel. This tells Facebook that you have visited our site using your IP address. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our Pages with your account. We can use this information to display Facebook Ads or for tracking purposes. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the Pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not wish to have data collected via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads.

We also use the chat feature of Facebook Messenger. By using chat, you are automatically using the services of Facebook Messenger. This is where data is transferred that is used to function the chat and for documentation and mapping. The collected data includes the chat history, all user data to which Facebook Messenger has access based on the data from Facebook, the IP address at the time of the chat and the country of origin. All messages may be stored on foreign servers, especially servers from the USA. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you exactly which data will be transmitted.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Disclaimer LinkedIn

We use the LinkedIn Insight conversion tool provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, which allows us to obtain information about your use of our website and to display advertising content on other websites that is tailored to your interests. To do this, a 120-day cookie is set in your browser that allows LinkedIn to recognize you when you visit a website. LinkedIN uses this information to provide us with anonymous reports of advertising activity and information about how you interact with our site.

You can disable the LinkedIN Insight Conversion Tool and interest-based advertising by opting out at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

If you are a LinkedIN member, click on the "Reject LinkedIn" field. Other visitors click on "Reject".

For more information about LinkedIn's privacy policy, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig

How to control cookies

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Detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies is also available from www.aboutcookies.org.