Cookie info

Websites use smart and useful techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the sites as interesting as possible for each visitor. One of the best known techniques involves the use of cookies. Cookies may be used by website owners or third parties, such as advertisers, who communicate via the website visited.

Cookies are small text files that the website stores on users’ computers. The information contained in cookies can also be used to track the browsing carried out on different websites that use the same cookie.

Cookies are classified according to duration and the website that sets them.

We feel it is essential for you to be informed about the cookies that our website uses and for what purpose they are used. The purpose is threefold: we want to guarantee your privacy, to ensure user friendliness, and to optimise the performance of our websites. The explanation below illustrates in more detail the cookies used on our Websites and the related purposes.

Cookies and related functionality

Different cookies are used depending on the specific objectives.

The following is a list of the most common types of cookies and the purposes for which they are used.

Session cookies

Session cookies are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory while browsing a site, for example, to keep track of the language you have chosen. Session cookies remain stored on your computer for a short period of time. They are actually deleted as soon as the user closes the web browser.

Persistent cookies or tracers

Persistent cookies save a file on your computer for a long period of time. This type of cookie has an expiration date. Persistent cookies allow websites to remember information and settings on subsequent visits by users, thus making browsing more practical and quicker, since, for example, it is no longer necessary to log in.

On the expiration date, the cookie is automatically deleted when you once again access Web site that created it.

First-party cookies

These are set by the website itself (the same domain as in the browser’s address bar), and can only be read by that site. They are commonly used to store information such as user preferences, to be used when the user returns to the site.

Third-party Cookies

These cookies are set from domains other than that specified in the browser’s address bar, or by organisations that do not correspond to the owners of the Websites.

The cookies used, for example, to collect information for advertising purposes and content customisation, as well as to process web statistics, may be “third-party cookies.”

Third-party cookies allow you to get the most comprehensive surveys of browsing habits of users and are believed to be more sensitive in terms of integrity. For this reason, most Web browsers allow you to change the settings so that the cookies are not accepted.

Cookies Used

First-party cookies

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Used to store the user’s choice about the authorisation to use cookies

Third-party Cookies

WordPress and WPML (multilingual plugin):

The site is built with WordPress and uses WPML, a plugin for managing content in different languages. WordPress and WPML use cookies that are necessary to use the site correctly. If these cookies are not accepted, the site cannot function as intended.

For more information: wordpress.org

Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the above information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you will not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and purposes set out above.

You can prevent Google from detecting a cookie that is generated due to and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by downloading and installing this browser plugin.

How to manage cookies on your PC

If you want to allow cookies from our website, please follow the steps below,

Google Chrome

  1. Click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window and select Options
  2. Click on the ‘Under the hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  3. Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

  1. Click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window and select ‘Internet Options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser.
  3. If you set your privacy level above Medium all cookies will be disabled.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window and select “Options”
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to use cookies’

Safari

  1. Click on the icon Cog at the top of the browser window and select “Preferences”
  2. Click on ‘Protection’, then select the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’
  3. Click on ‘Save’

How to manage cookies on Mac

If you want to allow cookies from our website, please follow the steps below:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Explore’ at the top of the browser window and select “Preferences”
  2. Scroll down until you see “Cookies” in the Receiving File section
  3. Select the option ‘Do not ask’

Safari on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of the browser window and select “Preferences”
  2. Click on ‘Security’ and then ‘Accept cookies’
  3. Then select “Only from this website”

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

  1. Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of the browser window and select “Preferences”
  2. Scroll down until you see cookies under ‘Privacy and security’
  3. Select ‘Enable cookies only for the originating website’

Opera

  1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of the browser window and select “Settings”
  2. Then select “Preferences”, followed by the “Advanced” tab
  3. Then select the ‘Accept cookies’ option

Disabling/enabling or deleting cookies

Cookies may be limited or blocked by setting browser preferences.

If you prefer that websites do not store any cookies on your computer, set up your browser so that a message appears each time before a cookie is stored. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete all the cookies already storied on your device. Please note, the settings must be changed separately in each browser and computer you use.

If you block cookie storing, we cannot guarantee correct operation of the website. Some site functions may not be available and you may not be able to view certain websites. Furthermore, blocking cookies does not stop adverts from being displayed. These will merely not be personalised according to your interests anymore, and will be shown more frequently.

In each browser the settings are changed following a different procedure. If necessary, use the browser’s help function to define the correct settings.

To disable cookies on a mobile phone, consult the respective manual for further information.

More detailed information about cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org