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What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent with the pages of this website and that your browser can place this file on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Cookies may be used to collect certain information during your visit to the website, such as the specific parts of the website that you have visited and the services that you use on the website. The stored information is returned to the servers on each subsequent visit.
We attach great importance to the privacy of our visitors. For the sake of clarity: a cookie does not remember name, address, telephone number, age or other personal details. The cookies used by us only remember your browsing behavior. We collect this information to better tailor our website and our services to the interests and needs of our visitors.
This website uses these kinds of cookies:
- Technical cookies (Necessary cookies)
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure parts of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
cookieconsent_status: remembers that you have accepted the cookies.
- Web analytics cookies
The Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG) uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about how visitors interact with our website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics is a web statistics utility that allows website owners to understand how visitors interact with their website. Google Analytics works with tracking cookies that can be used to determine how visitors end up on a website and what they do exactly. This concerns data such as number of unique visitors, number of visits, number of page views, average visit duration, viewed pages and typed search terms in Google. These cookies are the so-called first-party cookies, they only follow the visiting behavior of the website itself. This information is only used by us and not resold or given away. Nor do these cookies record personal data. The Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG) use Google Analytics to display a variety of reports with information about how visitors interact with the website without identifying individual visitors. Based on this information, we improve the content and navigation of the website.
The information about your surfing behavior that comes from the cookies is stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data held by Google.
This site uses IP anonymization, which means that your IP address is shortened before it is shipped to the server of Google in US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to the Google server and then abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website owner to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting up your browser software accordingly. However, this may result in you not being able to fully use all functions of this website. If you want, you can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) through the browser plug-in; download and install.
Cookies for social media and other external sources
We encourage you to read the privacy statement of Twitter and other (social) networks in order to find out what they do with the data obtained through these cookies. Your consent is required for these types of cookies.
- Session cookies
Linking a browser to temporary variables on the server. The cookies expire immediately after the website visit has been canceled.
Cookies are also used to remember passwords, user names and preferences. You have the possibility to set your browser so that cookies are refused (how depends on which browser you use). This will allow your use of the website to be negatively affected. You can also prevent the use of your browsing history by installing a plugin.
There is a bar at the bottom of the page where you can change this preference. Do take into account the reduced functionality of our website as soon as you refuse. In case of refusal, a cookie-free site is shown. This means for example:
- Visit is not counted
- Media widgets are not shown (but a link to the source)
- Share functions are not shown
Remove and enable and disable
Mind you, cookies are often technically necessary for the proper functioning of a website. If you never want cookies to be placed on your computer at all, you can adjust your browser settings. You will always receive a warning before cookies are placed.
Via the browser settings on your computer you can delete already placed cookies and refuse the placing of new cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, this may have consequences for your visit. The way in which this happens differs per browser; consult the help function of your browser if necessary. Through the links below you will receive information about the management of cookies in the most commonly used browsers:
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