Website Cookie Policy

Diskusija takes your concerns about privacy into careful consideration. We obtain certain information by way of automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, and other technologies (collectively “cookies”) whenever you visit, access, or use our websites (collectively the “sites”). This Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies, their purposes, and how you can control them. Our use of cookies may involve the processing of personal information. For more information regarding our data protection practices, see our Website Privacy Policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which a website sends to a visitor’s computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser, or to store information or settings in the browser. This technology helps us (1) remember your information so you won’t have to re-enter it in the future; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with the site; (3) tailor the site to your preferences; (4) measure the usability of the site; (5) understand the effectiveness of our communications; and (6) otherwise manage and enhance the site.

Essential and Non-Essential Cookies

Cookies can be classified as being either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential Cookies are cookies that are either:
- used only to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly required to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-Essential Cookies are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘performance’ cookies), or cookies used to display advertisements for you (‘targeting’ cookies).

Session and Persistent Cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session Cookies: session cookies last for as long as your browser is open – they expire when you close it.
Persistent Cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time, or when you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and Third Party Cookies

Cookies can be classified as being ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First Party Cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third-Party Cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third-party website domains.

Different Categories of Cookies:

Necessary Cookies - these cookies are necessary for the website to function, and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but in doing so, some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. Necessary cookies are deleted when you end your browsing session, or shortly after.
Functional Cookies - these cookies provide functionality that makes using the service more convenient, and makes providing more personalised features possible. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Analytics/Performance Cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of a website and services, and help us to improve the performance of our sites and make the them more user-friendly. Some of these cookies are persistent cookies which remain on your computer or other internet-connected device for a certain period of time after you end your browsing session, unless you delete them. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. These cookies are provided by third-party analytics providers, including Google Analytics.
Targeting/Advertising Cookies – these cookies are used to tailor advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests, while also limiting the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website, and this information is then shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Social Sharing Cookies – these cookies allow you to share content directly on social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES?

The information we obtain through cookies includes your device’s IP address, domain name, identifiers associated with your device, device and operating system type and characteristics, web browser characteristics, language preferences, your interactions with the sites (such as the webpages you visit, links you click, and features you use), the pages that led or referred you to the sites, dates and times of access to the sites, and other information about your use of the sites.

COOKIES USED ON OUR SITES

Below is a list of the cookies that we use on our sites. You can indicate your choices with respect to the use of cookies below. Please note that, depending on your selection, you may not be able to take full advantage of the sites or our services.

CategoryCookiePurposeExpiry Time
Necessary
CONSENT
Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
90 days
Necessary
OCSESSID 
As a visitor browses around the pages on the site, this session cookie tells the website that the visitor is the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page.
Expires when the browser is closed
Functional
language
Remembers your preferred language each time you log in. 
30 days
Analytics / Performance
_ga
Google Analytics cookie. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
2 years
Analytics / Performance
_gid
Google Analytics cookie. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
1 day
Targeting / Advertising_fbp
Used by Facebook to store and track visits across websites.
1 year
Analytics / Performance
_gat_gtag
Google Analytics cookie. Session Cookie used to throttle request rate.
1 minute
Analytics / Performance
1P_JAR
Cookie Provider: google.com. Collects website statistics and tracks conversion rates.30 days
Targeting / Advertising
ANID
Cookie Provider: google.com. Cookie is used for advertising served across the web and stored in google.com.2 years
Targeting / Advertising
HSID
Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to show relevant and personalised ad content.
1 year
Targeting / Advertising
SID 
Cookie Provider: youtube.com. Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to show relevant and personalised ad content.1 year
Targeting / Advertising
APISID
Cookie Provider: google.com. Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising.1 year
Targeting / Advertising
SAPISID
Cookie Provider: google.com. Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising.1 year
Targeting / Advertising
SSID
Cookie Provider: google.com.Used to store information about how you use the website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting this website, in addition to being used to help customise advertising on Google properties by remembering your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website.1 year
Analytics / Performance
SIDCC
Cookie Provider: google.com. Security cookie to protect a user’s data from unauthorised access. 
1 year
Targeting / Advertising
NID
Cookie Provider: google.com.Preferences cookie. Used to store preferences in a unique Google ID to remember your information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. These preferences can be used for optimised and/or personalised advertising on Google networks.1 year
Targeting / AdvertisingOTZ

Cookie Provider: google.com. Targeting cookie. Cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.
1 month
Targeting / Advertising__Secure-3PAPSID
Cookie Provider: google.com. Cookie is used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising. 
2 years
Targeting / Advertising__Secure-3PSID
Cookie Provider: google.com. Used for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising.
2 years
Targeting / Advertising
__Secure-3PSIDCCUsed for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising.2 years

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. For instance, Google will set additional cookies if you are logged into your Google account. These cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or targeting cookies.

HOW CAN YOU REJECT OR OPT OUT OF RECEIVING COOKIES?

If we use cookies, then upon your first visit to this website you will see a message bar drawing your attention to the fact that this website uses cookies, inviting you to review our cookie policy to help manage your cookie preferences.

In addition to amending your preferences through this Cookie Policy, you can stop cookies from being downloaded onto your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser. Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” in your browser’s menu. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device. Please note, however, that without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Sites.

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has its own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Cookie Policy, please contact us by e-mail at: diskusija(at)diskusija.lt