Cookie Policy

1. Cookies

The Cookie Policy provides information on how data is collected when users browse the website and how this data is used.

Cookies are texts strings that act as computer markers sent by a server (the website’s server, in this case) to the user’s device (normally, an Internet browser) when the user accesses a given page of a website. Cookies are automatically stored by the browser and retransmitted to the server which generated them each time the user accesses the same web page. In this manner, for example, cookies facilitate access to several web pages to improve the user’s browsing (or allow storage of pages visited or other specific information, such as the most frequently consulted pages, connection errors, etc.).

2. Technical Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies (so-called Technical Cookies): these cookies are necessary to allow the user to browse the website and use its functions. In particular, they enable features without which the user would not be able to fully use the website, since their presence enables basic functions such as page navigation and access to protected areas of the website.

If “Strictly necessary cookies” (Technical Cookies) are disabled, the user browsing experience may be less functional or completely compromised. The user may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the website.

User’s consent is not required for the use of “Strictly necessary cookies” (Technical Cookies).

3. Google Analytics

This website uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on the user’s computer to enable analysis of website usage. The controller has integrated the component of web analytics service Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function), with the purpose of collecting, gathering, and analyzing data about the behavior of website visitors. This service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing this website from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on this website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of this website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on this website, and to provide other services concerning the use of this Internet site for Paradox Engineering SA.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of this website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of this website by the data subject. With each visit to this Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies through this website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. Please notice that, if the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of this website may be entirely usable.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under and under

Google Analytics is further explained under the following link

4. Transparency

Through the use of Google cookies, we may transfer some personal information to countries that according to the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Transparency (IFPDT)  and the European Commission do not provide adequate data protection: the United States of America.

Risks for users: in regard to Google cookies, in fact, all the security measures taken by Google to allow the transfer of data do not guarantee, at present, an adequate level of protection of personal data of users because the information related to the IP address of the user’s device (as well as: browser used, operating system, screen resolution, language selected, date and time of visit to the website) would in effect pseudonymized information, therefore easily traceable to data subjects through the combination of these with other data available to Google.

In addition, Google, as “provider of electronic communications services”, pursuant to art. 1881, par. 4, lett. b), Title 50 of the U.S. Code (cd. “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Ac” – FISA 702) is subject to surveillance by US intelligence agencies, which may, therefore, collect online identifiers, such as IP addresses and “Unique Identification Numbers” for the collection of information and the surveillance of individuals; control which is further strengthened by the federal measure cd. “Cloud Act” (“Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act”), introduced in March 2018, which allows the latter to acquire IT data from cloud computing service operators “regardless of whether such communications, records or other information are located within or outside of USA”; so even where servers are located in Europe.

Therefore, by giving consent to the use of such cookies, the User agrees to assume the risks they may incur, based on the information provided above.

5. Revision

This Cookie Policy was last revised on March 27, 2023.