Website Security & Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

We use cookies across our website to collect analytical data to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

In May 20111 the European Union enacted a directive giving EU citizens the right to refuse to use cookies that could reduce their online privacy. The directive requires websites to gain consent from visitors if the website stores or retrieves any information about the visitor on any type of computing device.

The first time you access our website, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. On the Scientialis website we only use cookies to help us analyse how well our website is performing.

What sort of cookies does Scientialis website use?

Analytical and/or Performance Cookies

Some cookies analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This can help us to improve the way our website works by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular and to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed

Scientialis website uses StatCounter to analyse the use of this website. generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals.

Personally identifiable information such as visitor's name, telephone number, postal address and email address are technically impossible for StatCounter to collect and no attempt is made to do so. The information that is recorded consists of the date and time of visit, ip address, browser (e.g. Firefox 3.5), operating system version (e.g. Windows XP), screen resolution (e.g. 800x600), referring link, the current page url and the current page title.

To enable to track whether a visitor has been to a website before (i.e. a first-time or returning visitor) we send a cookie to the visitors' computer. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals. maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. The full Statcounter Privacy Policy is available here.

Scientialis website is built & maintained using Everweb software. The Everweb program does not create or use cookies.

Website Security.

In recent years, web search giants such as Google and Microsoft have been encouraging website developers to encrypt all data transmitted between website’s host servers and end user browser windows. The Scientialis website is encrypted using Everweb Site Shield which provides secure online end to end encrypted data transmission. Data encryption is important as it provides a safe, secure way for transmitting data across the internet to all the devices a website visitor may be using.