This Website uses cookies to improve the users experience while visiting the Website. Where applicable this Website uses a cookie control system allowing the User on his/her first visit to the Website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on his/her computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before using cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the User’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about interactions and usage of the Website. This allows the Website, through its server, to provide the User with a tailored experience within this Website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this Website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings.

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This Website uses tracking softwares to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it.

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:


The services contained in this section enable the Biotekna to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behaviour.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

BioTekna uses Google Analytics software to collect information about how the User use in order to help make sure the Website is meeting the needs of its users and to help make improvements. Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages the User visits
  • how long the User spends on each page
  • how the User got to the Website
  • what the User clicks on while visiting the Website. BioTekna doesn’t collect or store personal information (eg the User’s name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify the User. BioTekna doesn’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

Name and Purpose
_ga       This helps count how many people visit by tracking if the User has visited it before   (expires 2 years)
_gat     Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made (expires 10 minutes)

Google Analytics

Name and Purpose
_utma Like _ga, this allows to know if the User has lvisited before, in order to count how many visitors are new to  or to a certain page (expires 2 years)
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time the User spends on     (expires 30 minutes)
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when the User closes his/her browser (expires when the User closes his/her browser )
_utmz This tells us how the User reached (eg from another website or a search engine) (expires 6 months)

Displaying content from external platforms

These services allow the User to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.

If a service of this kind is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.
Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

External Links

Although this Website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this Website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)

BioTekna cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this Website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

This Website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question.
Users are advised, before using such social sharing buttons, that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save the User’s request to share a web page respectively through the User’s social media platform account.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.

This Website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact BioTekna through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

Communication, engagement and actions taken through social media platforms are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by BioTekna, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

This Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third parties honor the “Do Not Track” requests, the User is invited to read their privacy policies.