Cookie policy

This policy is applied by “Medical University – Plovdiv” (Data Administrator) regarding the use of the following websites: https://mu-plovdiv.bg, in connection with the use of cookies.

This policy is part of the General Policy of the Data Protection Administrator as required by the General Data Protection Regulation.

Any future changes to our Cookie Policy will be posted on these websites and will take effect immediately after the publication.

What are cookies used for?

Gathering information and data from users through the cookie system is used to improve the Administrator’s service with regard to the usability of the website and display the most relevant information on this website.

Personal data

The cookie-related information is not used to identify your identity, and the data samples are entirely under our control. Cookies are not used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are cookies?

“Cookies” are data that is sent to the user’s browser and stored on its computer or other mobile device temporarily (when not permanently stored on the mobile device) or for a long period of time.

Cookies cannot harm your files or increase the risk of viruses on your computer.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, cookies in some cases enable the identification of natural persons as individuals can be linked to online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as addresses Internet Protocol (IP) or identifiers, called cookies, or other identifiers, such as Radio Frequency Identification Labels.

In this way, traces can be left which, combined with unique identifiers and other information received from servers, can be used to create and identify individuals’ profiles. In this regard, the Administrator maintains a “cookie log” where it stores all the information received on individuals for a period of 24 months.

Types of cookies used by the Administrator

Strictly Necessary Cookies

– These cookies are required to enable the website to perform its functions. For example: To implement the Terms of Service proposed by the Administrator to display the website in the correct language, Anonymization of IP addresses is used for these cookies; the maximum period for which user data is stored is 24 months.

Security and identification

The purpose of the cookies intended to link security is:

• Identify the user within the specific session;

• Control security;

Security and authentication cookies are automatically deleted after your browser session is terminated and are kept for a limited time to ensure unobstructed site experience.

Performance and Functionality Cookies

– Productivity cookies aim at collecting statistical information and delivering content to individual user preferences. Through them, we anonymously measure the number of visits, viewed pages, visitor activity, and site visits. These cookies help us analyze traffic, which allows us to improve the website as well as the overall user experience. Anonymization of IP addresses is used for these cookies; the maximum period for which user data is stored is 24 months.

Third party cookies

– These cookies allow you to analyze the quality of web services and technologies provided by third parties using different website functionalities. – We also use third-party cookies as part of our services. These cookies are managed by the respective sites and are not controlled by us. Below are the third-party cookies we use, some of which can be turned off using the general settings of your browser. For others, visit the relevant sites and follow the instructions provided.

Examples:
We use Google Analytics to generate site traffic statistics and traffic sources. To cancel, see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We use integrated buttons to share the Facebook social network. If you do not want your visit to our website to be associated with the appropriate social network profile, please log out of your Facebook profile.

User rights related to the use of cookies

The user can choose whether to accept cookies or not. The browser can be set up so that it notifies the user every time a cookie is created on his computer – so the user can accept or reject a cookie.

Some cookies can be turned off using its browser’s general settings or the browser can be set to automatically reject all cookies.

It should be kept in mind that changes to the browser that reject cookie usage can interfere with the proper operation of websites. Part of the cookies we use will improve your browsing on our website, and the rest are important to guaranteeing access security. Any questions, comments, and requests related to this Cookie Policy will be sent to the following email address: dpo@mu-plovdiv.bg