PHÄROS Cookies Policy

Last Updated: August 23, 2023

Welcome to PHÄROS. This is the cookies policy (the “Cookies Policy”) that applies to the PHÄROS website (“PHÄROS,” “we,” “us” or “our”).

This Cookies Policy describes the types of cookies we collect, how we use cookies, and which third parties use cookies on PHÄROS.  This Cookies Policy also describes how you can contact us or exercise your rights and choices with respect to cookies.

We reserve the right to update or modify this Cookies Policy at any time in our sole discretion, including without limitation, in order to comply with applicable law, and will post the effective date of any updates or modifications at the top of this Cookies Policy.

1. What are Cookies?

A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Persistent cookies are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you exit your browser.  Session cookies are deleted at the end of your browsing session. As described in more detail below, there are different types of cookies that are used for different purposes.

2. Who Places Cookies on PHÄROS?

We may place our own cookies on PHÄROS and we may also permit third parties to place Cookies on PHÄROS, which are subject to the cookies policies of these third parties.  Please see more information on these third parties in Section 8 of this Policy below.

3. How We Use Cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Recognize you when you connect to PHÄROS and customize your visit to PHÄROS;
  • Remember your product selections to facilitate your purchase;
  • Remember your browsing preferences such as your language, font size, or page layout to enable you to navigate PHÄROS more easily;
  • Collect demographic and usage information about our users to tailor PHÄROS to better meet the needs of our users;
  • Help diagnose technical and service problems;
  • Determine whether our users may adapt to changes we may make to PHÄROS; and
  • Offer and provide products and services to you and communicate with you.

4. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies are cookies that are strictly necessary or essential for browsing PHÄROS.  They identify you and enable you to access certain areas of PHÄROS.  Without these cookies, you will not be able to use PHÄROS in the manner you are used to.

5. Functional Cookies

Functional Cookies are not essential for browsing PHÄROS but may improve your navigation of PHÄROS and provide you with access to specific functionalities within PHÄROS.

6. Analytics Cookies

We also use third party analytics cookies on PHÄROS, such as those of Google Analytics.  We use Google Analytics to improve our services and the quality of your experience on PHÄROS. Google Analytics cookies collect information about the pages you visit within PHÄROS, how long you spend on each page, how you arrived at PHÄROS and any links you click during your visit to PHÄROS.

7. How You Can Manage Your Cookies

For strictly necessary cookies, we do not require your consent. For other types of cookies, we request your consent as required by applicable law when you first use PHÄROS by displaying a cookie banner.  The cookie banner lets you choose your cookie preferences. You can also modify your cookie preferences by clicking the links below based on your current browser:

In addition to the browser-based controls, you can manage third party cookies by visiting the following links: or You can also delete the cookies stored on your computer in order to permanently delete the information they contain. As described above in this Cookies Policy, some parts of PHÄROS may not function properly if you disable or delete certain cookies.

8. Information about Third Parties

For more information about the third parties we permit to place cookies on PHÄROS, please see the links below.

  • To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on - Analytics Help
  • We use for authentication and wallet services.  To learn more about and its use of cookies, please visit ___________.
  • We use to communicate with users and to send users notifications.  To learn more about and its use of cookies, please visit _____________.
  • We use to identify whether visitors to PHÄROS have given or withdrawn consent for the use of cookies.  To learn more about and its use of cookies, please visit ________

9. What is Local Storage

Local storage is a file created by a website or application that stores information on your device.  Cookies are one type of local storage, but there are others including your browser’s local storage and session storage functions.    Data held in session storage is stored temporarily and is deleted at the end of your browsing session.  Data held in local storage is persistent until deleted.  You may erase local storage by deleting your browser’s history and cache.   We, and the third parties noted in this Cookies Policy, may use local and session storage to provide and improve PHÄROS’s services.  These uses may include enabling features, remembering your preferences, and improving site functionality.   Please see more information on these third parties in Section 8 of this Cookies Policy above.