WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files saved on your computer by websites and applications that you visit. They are widely used to allow websites and applications to operate, or ensure they work more efficiently, and also to provide information to the owner of the website / applications.
TYPES OF COOKIES
There are several types of cookies: – STRICTLY NECESSARY: These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the sites and are used to manage login and access to restricted functions of the site. – ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE: Cookies are used to collect and analyse traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies identify if a user returns to the site without identifying the individual user. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The cookies can be deactivated without affecting the full use of the web/app. – PROFILING COOKIES: These are permanent (and sometimes anonymous) used to identify user preferences and improve their browsinG experience.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
When you visit a website you may receive cookies from both the site you are visiting (“proprietary “), and also from websites run by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter , Google+ and LinkedIn. What this means is that parts of the page are directly generated by these sites and integrated into the host site. The most common use of these “social plugins” is to share social network content. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all the sites managed by third parties. The data collected by third-parties is managed according to the policy of that site, so please refer to that. For your information and convenience we have listed below the relevant links for cookie managing policies.
HOW CAN I CHANGE THE COOKIE SETTINGS?
Please check if your computer /smartphone settings accept cookies or not, according to your personal settings. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply configure it to reject them automatically, although in doing so you will not have access to all the site’s features. For more information on how to set them, you can use the “Support” button on your browser. You don’t need to download cookies to be able to browse on most of our sites. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is configured to reflect your cookie preferences.