What are the cookies
Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit a website, in order to track use of the site and to improve your user experience.
Cookies are information packages sent by a web server (e.g. the site) to the user’s Internet browser, automatically saved by the browser on the computer and automatically sent back to the server on every subsequent visit to the site. The default settings of almost all web browsers will automatically accept cookies.
If you do not want us to identify your terminal device, you can set the browser on your computer to accept/refuse/block the cookies or to show a warning before a cookie is stored, in order to decide whether to accept it or not. The user can adjust the pre-set configuration and cookies can be disabled by selecting the highest level of protection. Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work, or not correctly, without cookies.
Please note that cookies will not damage your computer. We do not retain any personal data that can identify the user in the cookies we generate but we use encrypted data collected by same to improve and ensure top quality browsing of our website.
We provide this information as part of our policy aimed at fully complying with all recent legislation requirements, and to guarantee our integrity and transparency concerning your privacy when you use our website.
Cookies can perform various functions, such as allowing you to navigate between different pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and in general to improve the user’s experience on websites.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be assigned to three categories, depending on their function and aim: navigation cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.
These cookies are essential for you to navigate within website and t o use its features, such as for instance access to restricted areas of the website. Without these cookies we cannot provide the services you request.
Navigation cookies are used to store a unique identifier in order to manage and identify users from all other visitors the website at that same moment, and to provide the user with a consistent and accurate service.
The use of performance cookies is limited to the performance and improvement of the website features. These cookies collect information on how a visitor uses the website, such as the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages visited. These cookies do not collect information that can identify the visitor. All information collected by these cookies are aggregated in an anonymous form and are only used to improve the functionality of the website enhancing the user’s experience.
These cookies enable a website to store information the user has already entered (such as user ID, language selection, or the user’s location), in order to offer improved, personalized functions to the user. Functional cookies are also used to enable requested functions such as playing videos and to make a user’s decision to block or disable a certain function (e.g. web analysis) persistent (“opt-out cookies”).
All information gathered by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track user’s behavior on other websites.
How can I disable cookies?
If you wish to change your computer settings to receive and store cookies, please, consult the detailed information commonly used browsers:
Google Analytics helps us to monitor website traffic and usage. No personal information is stored in these cookies.
This cookie is written to the browser upon the first visit to our website from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new _utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
Expiration: 2 years from set/update
This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes. Expiration: 30 minutes from set/update
This cookie is no longer used and does not store any data, but you may still find this cookie stored by your browser.
Expiration: not set
This cookie stores the type of referral used by a visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.
Expiration: 6 months from set/update
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting your navigation data, download the browser add-on to disable Google: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To find out more information about cookies and how to manage or disable third party or marketing/retargeting cookies, visit www.youronlinechoices.com.