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Cookie Policy

Updated at 2022-09-16

This cookie policy applies to www.rubychat.org operated by RubyChat, Athens, Greece (“we”, “our” or “us”) acting as data controller in accordance with Greece`s Law 4624/2019, which provides for the implementing measures of the GDPR (“DPA”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”).

In this Cookie Policy, we inform you about the use of cookies on our website, which cookies we are using and how you can manage your consent to store cookies. For more information about how we protect your Personal Information, please see our Privacy Policy and for more information on cookies or if you feel that your interests were not accurately represented, please contact us.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of our website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information stored in it may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties on a subsequent visit.

Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to our web server. They enable websites to recognise your computer, smartphone, or other device when you browse the internet. Tracking pixels, pixels, JavaScript and other tracking technologies also use cookies, invisible images or invisible codes that collect data about a user's visit to the website in a similar way to cookies. Depending on how long a cookie remains stored, we may refer to cookies as session cookies or persistent cookies:

i) Session cookies

A session cookie is deleted when you close the website in question. A session cookie allows a website to recognise you while you browse the website, but the cookie is deleted when you log out or close the website in your browser.

ii) Permanent cookies

A persistent cookie recognizes you again and again for a set period of time. It remains stored on your device or in your browser for this period (which can be minutes, days, or months) after you have logged out or closed the browser. Persistent cookies are used, for example, to store certain settings you have made on a website (such as your preferred language).

Cookies we use

The cookies that may be used by us can further be categorized as:

i) Essential or Necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure that this website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate the website and use its features. At the same time, we store your preferences regarding our use of cookies on your device. Without these cookies, certain features of the website would not be available. You would also not be able to use certain services on the website. These cookies do not collect any of your data for marketing purposes and they are not used to monitor your activity on the internet generally.

ii) Functional cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember the options you have selected (including user ID, disclaimer consent and your preferred language), your username if applicable, and any custom settings you have made (e.g., font sizes) or personalization options you have selected when browsing. It may also be used to provide you with certain services that you may use.

Below you can find a list of cookies we use. Please note that this list maybe updated from time to time to adapt to changes on our website and applicable data protection law.

Cookie Type Description Lifetime
JSESSIONID Necessary The JSESSIONID cookie is used by RubyChat to maintain a user session by the server. This is necessary for the "Remember Me" option. Session
__cflb Necessary The __cflb cookie allows Cloudflare to return an end user to the same customer origin for a specific period of time configured by the customer. Session
__cf_bm Necessary Cloudflare’s bot products identify and mitigate automated traffic to protect your site from bad bots. Cloudflare places the __cf_bm cookie on end-user devices that access customer sites protected by Bot Management or Bot Fight Mode. The __cf_bm cookie is necessary for these bot solutions to function properly. Session
cf_ob_info Necessary The cf_use_ob cookie informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resource from the Always Online cache on the designated port and provides information on the HTTP Status Code returned by the origin web server, the Ray ID of the original failed request and the data center serving the traffic. Persistent, 30 seconds
cf_use_ob Necessary The cf_use_ob cookie informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resource from the Always Online cache on the designated port. Persistent,30 seconds
__cfwaitingroom Necessary Cloudflare’s Waiting Room product enables a waiting room for a particular host and path combination within a zone. Visitors are put in the waiting room and provided an estimate of when they will be allowed to access the application, if not immediately available. Session
__cfruid Necessary The __cfruid cookie is strictly necessary to support Cloudflare Rate Limiting products. As part of Cloudflare's Rate Limiting solution, this cookie is required to manage incoming traffic and to have better visibility on the origin of a particular request. Session

The legal basis for the use of cookies

The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies)) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit a website as part of a cookie banner. However, as our website does not currently use non-essential cookies, the need to obtain consent is not required.

How to delete and block cookies?

If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of my website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.

Why do we provide information about cookies?

The legal basis for the collection of your Personal Data through cookies, including for profiling and analytical purposes, is your consent. The use of necessary cookies however is our legitimate interest and as such no consent would be required.

Manage your consent

When you visit our website, one or more cookies are automatically stored on your device. If you do not want this to happen, it is best to use the following links (depending on the browser you use) to set your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your device in the future.

Does this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Who should I contact for more information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Policy or wish to exercise your rights under applicable laws, please contact us.