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1. Introduction

Malta Digital Innovation Authority (‘MDIA’) is established by virtue of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act, Chapter 591 to seek the development of the innovative technology sector in Malta through proper recognition and regulation of relevant innovative technology arrangements and related services.

The MDIA has been entrusted to lead and set up a single EDIH in Malta titled the ‘Malta-EDIH’.

The websites of the MDIA make use of cookies which are tiny files that are downloaded to the computer of the user to improve the experience of the user. The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to explain what information the cookies gather, how MDIA uses such information and why MDIA sometimes needs to store these cookies. This policy also remarks how the user can prevent cookies from being stored.

It is of vital importance that this Cookie Policy is read in conjunction with the Data Privacy Policy of MDIA which is available at https://www.mdia.gov.mt/privacy-policy and the Data Retention Policy of MDIA which is available at https://www.mdia.gov.mt/data-retention-policy/.

2. How MDIA Uses Cookies

MDIA makes use of cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below:

Forms-related CookiesTo be set for account registration, login features, subscriptions, survey responses. When a user submits data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember the user details for future correspondence.
Site Preferences CookiesIn order to provide a user with a great experience on this site, MDIA provides the functionality to set the preferences of the user for how this site runs when the user makes use of it.
Cookies for Statistical and Research Purposes 
Cookies to distinguish amongst users 
Strictly Necessary CookiesTo be used for essential web functions and the basic functionality of a website. They are required for features like user login and payment processing.
Functionality CookiesTo enhance user experience and remember user preferences and choices on a website. For example, language preferences or region-specific settings.
Performance CookiesTo collect information about how visitors use a website. This data is used to improve the website’s performance and user experience.
Analytics CookiesTo track and analyse user behaviour in a more detailed manner. They are often used by website owners to understand how users interact with their website.
Advertising CookiesTo deliver targeted advertisements to users based on their interests and online behaviour. They help advertisers display relevant ads to users.
Session CookiesThese are temporary cookies that are erased from the user’s device upon closing their web browser. They are used to maintain session information during a user’s visit to a website.

 

3. Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, MDIA also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. Other third-party cookies may relate to other analytics providers, Google AdSense, Behavioral Advertising, Conversion Tracking, Content Customisation and Affiliate Tracking.

MDIA websites make use of Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how the user makes use of the site and ways that MDIA can improve the experience of the user. These cookies may track things such as how long the user of the website spends on the site and the pages that the user visits so the user can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time, MDIA tests new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When MDIA is still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that the user receives a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring MDIA understands which optimisations its users appreciate the most.

MDIA also use social media buttons and/or plugins on its websites that allow the user to connect with the social network of the user in various ways including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

4. Disabling Cookies

The user of MDIA’s websites can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on his or her browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Kindly be informed that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the site and many other websites that you visit.

5. Conclusion

MDIA has appointed a Data Protection Officer who can help users with any questions that they may have about this Policy or any other related document, including any requests to exercise their legal rights. The contact details of the Data Protection Officer are the following:

  • Address: MDIA, Twenty20, Business Centre, Triq l-Intornjatur, Zone 3, Central Business District, Birkirkara, CBD 3050, Malta.
  • Email address: [email protected]

MDIA ensures to keep its Cookie Policy under regular review. This version was last updated on the 23rd of October 2023.

6. Disclaimer

The MDIA makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information that is published on its websites but accepts no responsibility and expressly excludes liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage which may arise from the usage of, and/or reliance on, such information.