What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which include amount of data that are downloaded and installed on a device while browsing a website. In subsequent views of the website, cookies are returned to the original website, or to other websites which recognize said cookies. Cookies are useful because they enable to store and retrieve information about the number of visitors, users’ and devices’ browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and the way users utilize the device, they may be also helpful to recognize users. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.


What type of cookies are used in this website?

The website https://www.happyvetproject.org (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 LIVISTO in order to provide the service requested by the user.
    • Third-party cookies – the information obtained through these cookies is managed by Google, Inc.
  • Depending on the purpose of the installation of these cookies
    • Technical cookies – are those which enable the user to browse and use the different options and services offered on the Website, such as traffic control and data communication, session identification, information requests, video display, use of security elements while browsing or storage, disclosure or sharing of contents.
    • Analytical cookies – are those which allow registering the number of visitors and measure and make statistical analysis of the usage and users’ activity, as well as create browsing profiles to introduce improvements in the Website.

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

Google, Inc._gaAnalytical cookieIt is used to distinguish Website users2 years
Google, Inc._gatAnalytical cookieIt is used to throttle request rate10 minutes
LIVISTO Group GmbHPHPSESSIDTechnical cookieIt is used to identify Website usersSession
LIVISTO Group GmbHcookie_message_viewedTechnical cookieIt is used to identify cookies acceptance90 days


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 the Foundation 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:

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
  • Cookie settings in Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  • Cookie settings in Google Chrome –https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
  • Cookie settings in Safari –https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
  • Cookie settings in Windows Phone -http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings


Cookies policy updates

LIVISTO reserves the right to change this Cookies Policy in order to fulfill 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.


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 analyze how users 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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB .

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/ . Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).