Cookie policy

According to usual practices, the Basilica website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that is stored on your computer or mobile device by an Internet browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer etc.) when you visit a website. This happens in order to improve the browsing experience of the user. Please find below the types of information a cookie stores, how that information is used and why we need to store these small files.

Why do we use cookies?

There are different types of Cookies that help both the user and the site owner.
For example, by placing a cookie on the user’s PC, the website can remember settings related to the language used for browsing, to products in the online cart, or different preferences selected by the user.
In addition, cookies give efficient feedback to the site owner regarding the way one accesses the website, the number and origin of users, visiting behavior etc. Therefore, cookies are useful both for the user and for the site owner.
There are multiple advantages of using cookies. Because of their role to connect the user’s browser and the website, the information stored by cookies improves the responding speed of the server. The user’s experience on the website is customized better thanks to the information read by cookies.

Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies. First, they are divided into session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari. Persistent cookies are saved on your computer. So they are not deleted when you close your browser, provided their validity period expire or are deleted expressly by user.

Cookie Validity

A cookie can be valid for a session, for a longer period of a year or it can never expire. A user though is able to delete all cookies from the browser at any time.


First party and third party cookies

A website might use its own cookies or can include scripts or services from partner websites, which have their distinct cookies.
An example of a first party cookie is represented by the session or login cookie, which remembers that a user logged in on a site. If the user logs in using social media, e.g. Facebook, then it can place other cookies in the user’s browser. This type of cookies is called third party cookie.

What types of cookies does website use?

The website might use cookies to remember:

  • Language settings;
  • Newsletter subscription;
  • Comments and related data.
  • We might also use third party cookies such as Google Analytics or different cookies set by social networks.


How can I turn off cookies?

In order to turn off the cookie settings of the browser, you can go to the help section of the browser and choose the setting you consider. Bear in mind that you might not have the same experience as when cookies are activated.


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For more information about cookies and our policy please contact us at [email protected]