What are cookies?

Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through websites. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of many information society services. Among other things, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or his/her computer and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

What types of cookies use this website?

Our website https://bionomous.ch (the “Website”) uses the following type of cookies:

Based on the duration

Session cookies – these cookies only exist during the users’ session visiting the Website. They disappear from the device when users close down the browser or turn off the device. If users have chosen to identify themselves through any enabled mechanisms, we will use session cookies containing encrypted information to differentiate them from other users.

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain stored in users’ device after closing down the browser or turning off the device. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created the cookie in particular. By visiting the Website, a unique identifier is assigned to the user, which is associated to a persistent cookie that will be downloaded on user’s browser.

Based on the entity that installs the cookies

Own cookies – the information gathered through these cookies is managed by Bionomous in order to provide the service requested by the user.

Third-party cookies – the information obtained through these cookies is managed by third parties, such as Google, Inc. or Twitter, Inc.

Depending on the purpose of the installation of these cookies

Necessary cookies – are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.

Preferences cookies – also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.

Marketing cookies  track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

Statistics cookies – also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.

The following is a brief description of the cookies used in the Website and its purposes:

PROVIDERNAMECATEGORYTYPEPURPOSEEXPIRY
Twitter, Inc.local_storage_support_testNecessaryHTMLThe cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.Persistent
Google, Inc.rc::a, rc::b, rc::cNecessaryHTMLThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.Persistent
Bionomous SàrlSERVERID#NecessaryHTTPIt is used to identify Website users.Persistent
cdn.syndication.twimg.comlangPreferencesHTTPRemembers the user's selected language version of a website.Persistent
Twitter, Inc.personalization_idStatisticsHTTPThis cookie is set by Twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.2 years
Twitter, Inc.tfw_expStatisticsHTTPFacilitates the Twitter timeline widget on the website.1 day
Twitter, Inc.__widgetsettingsMarketingHTMLThis cookie is set by Twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.Persistent
Twitter, Inc.i/jot/syndicationMarketingPixelThese cookies are set by Twitter as a result of the integration of our Twitter feed with our web site.Persistent
Twitter, Inc.metrics_tokenMarketingHTTPCollects data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of person alising and improving the Twitter service.34 days
Google, Inc.NIDMarketingHTTPCollects data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of person alising and improving the Twitter service.6 months
Bionomous SàrlNIDMarketingHTTPRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.6 months
Google, Inc._gaUnclassifiedUnknownThese cookies are set by Google Analytics in order to distinguish users.2 years
Google, Inc._gidUnclassifiedUnknownThese cookies are set by Google Analytics in order to distinguish users.2 years
Google, Inc._gatUnclassifiedUnknownThese cookies are set by Google Analytics in order to throttle request rate.1 minute

As notified in the heading of the homepage, we assume that users accept the installation and utilization of the cookies mentioned in this section if they continue browsing through the Website. If users refuse to install said cookies or if they have the settings of accepting cookies deactivated, they consent that browsing through different sections of the Website may be limited. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, in no case the lack of installation of any cookie shall prevent from exercising before Bionomous any rights legally recognized.

How to disable or eliminate cookies?

Users may accept the installation of said cookies, as well as deactivate, block or delete these cookies at any time, using their browser settings.

Cookies policy updates

Bionomous reserves the right to change this Cookies Policy in order to fulfil legislative requirements or in order to adapt it to the type of cookies used in this Website, requesting the users’ informed consent where legally required.