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    1. Introduction

    Our website, (hereinafter referred to as "the website"), processes personal data collected during your use of the site. This includes information such as your IP address, browser type, the number of visits, and the pages you visited. These personal data are obtained through the use of cookies.

    2. What Are Cookies?

    A cookie is a text file installed in your browser by a website's server when you visit the site. Cookies allow us to recognize your browser and remember information about you, such as your language preferences, to make your visit faster and easier. Each cookie usually contains the name of the server that placed it and a unique code that helps identify your browser on subsequent visits.

    Some cookies are placed by third parties, like Google Analytics, to measure website usage. If you prefer not to have cookies placed on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings. Instructions on how to do this are provided in the next section.

    3. How to Disable Cookies? 

    If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so in your browser settings:

    Internet Explorer

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    You can also manage your cookie preferences while browsing the website by clicking on the cookie banner.
    Please note that disabling cookies may cause certain graphic elements or applications on the website to function less effectively. The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) takes all necessary steps to ensure the proper functioning of the website.

    4. How Long Are Cookies Stored?

    Temporary cookies
    Temporary cookies are stored in your browser for a short period, usually expiring at the end of your session or after 24 hours.
    Permanent cookies
    Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device even after you close your browser. These cookies allow us to recognize you on subsequent visits to the website. They remain on your device until they reach their expiration date, a new cookie replaces them, or you delete them through your browser settings.

    Who Places and Manages Cookies?

    First-Party cookies
    First-party cookies are managed by the WFNS and are specific to the visited or used online service.
    Third-Party Cookies
    Third-party cookies are managed and placed by external parties on our website. These cookies are typically analytical or performance-related (e.g., analytics and website reporting). Neither the WFNS nor third parties use targeting or advertising cookies on the website.

    Types of cookies that we are using

    Strictly Necessary Cookies
    These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features. They are usually set in response to actions made by you, such as logging in, filling out forms, or ordering goods. Strictly necessary cookies enable you to log in securely and store information about your order progress on the website.

    Statistics Cookies

    These cookies collect navigation data to analyse statistics in an aggregated manner, aiming to enhance the website's performance.

    Cookies Policy and Your Rights

    You can read more about the cookies policy and your rights here.

    5. Contact Details

    For questions or comments about our Cookies Policy and this statement, please contact us using the following details:

    World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)

    Ceskomoravská 2510/19, Praha 9, 190 00, Czech Republic


    July 2024