Scope and purpose
All about cookies
What are cookies?
A Cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that can be stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer, tablet, smartphone or other device when you visit our Site, to the extent you agree where required.
Cookies are not computer programmes. They cannot be executed as code and they cannot access the hard drive. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to the Site.
You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Cookies are essentials and customisers. They are used to identify and to “remember” users and users’ preferences, ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to navigate our Site, set the language settings, display the correct page for the device they are using.
Cookies also enable us to monitor and to analyse how users navigate and utilize our Site, which pages they find useful and which they do not so that we can tailor the Site to users’ needs.
They are also used to control access to certain content on our Site, protect the Site, and to process any requests that users make of us.
What type of cookies do we use?
“First party Cookies” are cookies that belong to PAI and that PAI places on your device. They are generally used to identify language and location preferences or render basic Site functionalities.
“Third-party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our Site. PAI uses, for example, a third-party analytics tool provider: Google Analytics to help measure and improve the effectiveness of our Site. Such third-party service provider may place Cookies on the devices of the Site users.
“Session Cookies” are temporary and deleted from your computer or device when your web browser closes. We use Session Cookies to help us track the Site usage.
Why is PAI Partners using cookies?
Cookie type: Strictly Necessary/Technical Cookies
Purpose: These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Site so you may access them as you have requested. Disabling these cookies will encumber performance and may make the Site and features unavailable. These cookies, for example, are used to collect session ID and authentication data. They also include cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Site. Strictly Necessary Cookies are “session cookies”, which expire when you close your browser session.
Cookie type: Functionality Cookies
Purpose: These Cookies let us operate the Site in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customised the Site and services, for example by adjusting the languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable and provide you with the same customisations during future visits. Functionality Cookies are considered as “Necessary Cookies” as well.
Cookie type: Analytical/Performance Cookies
When you visit the Site for the first time, a cookie banner appears on the home page of the Site. Through this cookie banner, you have the possibility to make a choice by clicking on one of the three following buttons:
- “Accept all”: it means you agree at the same time to all cookies on the Site, including “Necessary cookies” – i.e. Strictly Necessary/Technical Cookies and Functionality Cookies as well as not “Necessary Cookies” – i.e. Analytical/Performance Cookies;
- “Reject all”: it means you refuse at the same time all cookies on the Site, including “Necessary cookies” – i.e. Strictly Necessary/Technical Cookies and Functionality Cookies as well as not “Necessary Cookies” – i.e. Analytical/Performance Cookies; Please note that should you refuse all cookies (including “Necessary Cookies”) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or the functionalities of our Site.
- “Learn more and customize”: it means you may customize your consent preferences for any cookie used, and for instance only agree to “Necessary cookies” – i.e. Strictly Necessary/Technical Cookies and Functionality Cookies and refuse not “Necessary Cookies” – i.e. Analytical/Performance Cookies;
You can save your choices, i.e. consent or refusal to all or some of the cookies, that will be kept for 6 months without being asked again each time you connect to the Site or each page you visit. You may also change your consent preferences and remove your consent at any time by returning to the page “Cookies preferences”.
In addition to refuse such cookies, you may also disable them.
How to disable cookies?
Internet browsers give users a level of control over cookies. If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device.
For details on what your browser offers and how to configure your browser according to your choices regarding cookies, please refer to your browser “help” / “tool” or “edit” section (or other dedicated section of your Internet browser) or see www.allaboutcookies.org . For your convenience we have provided links to the cookie management page for the most popular web browsers:
- Internet Explorer:
If you want to remove previously stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Site from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
We encourage you to regularly check PAI’s Site to ensure that you are aware of the most updated version.
 Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. Cookies provided by Google Analytics are used to collect information about our users’ habits: the time they visited our website, websites that they visited prior to visiting our website, etc. (For more information about Google Analytics please see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en). Users can prevent their data from being collected by Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on with their web browser, available at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en. Users can also refuse these cookies on the page “Cookies preferences” and/or disable these cookies by changing their browser settings as explained below).