What are cookies?
Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies) if they remain on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary (session cookies) if they are disabled when the browser is closed.
Cookies can also be first-party cookies if they are set by the site you visited, or third-party cookies if entered from a site other than the one visited.
The cookies we use and why
The cookies used on our websites can be categorised as follows (see the guide to cookies prepared by the ICC, International Chamber of Commerce):
These cookies are essential to enable the user to navigate through the site and use the requested services, such as access to protected areas of the site
Indispensable cookies are first-party cookies and may be permanent or temporary. We use this type of cookie to manage the registration phase and access by users. Without these cookies you could not access the services required, and our sites would not function properly.
Performance cookies collect information on the use of a website by users, such as which pages you visit frequently. These cookies do not store data identifying individual visitors, but only aggregated data and anonymous data.
We use these cookies for:
- statistical purposes, to understand how our sites are used
- measure the outcome of our advertising campaigns.
These cookies may be permanent or temporary, and they may be first- or third-party. In essence, these cookies collect anonymous information about page views and advertising displays.
These cookies allow the site to remember the choices of visitors (such as the user name) and provide more personalised features. The cookie functionality can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as access to a video or the insertion of a comment on a blog. The information used by these cookies is anonymous and can not track user navigation of other sites. We use these cookies to:
- remember if a particular service has already been provided to the user
- improve the general appearance of the site based on user preferences.
These cookies can be permanent or temporary, and they maybe first- or third-party cookies. In essence, these cookies remember the individual choices made by users to enhance their browsing experience.
These cookies are used to limit the number of times an advertisement is displayed to the user and to monitor the distribution of advertising campaigns.
The advertising cookies are used to manage advertising on the site.
The advertising cookies are placed by third parties, such as advertisers and their agents, and can be permanent or temporary. In practice they are cookie-related advertising services provided by third parties on our site.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages of our site there may be content from services like YouTube or Facebook. We do not control cookies used by these services, so we encourage you to access the website of these third parties for relevant information.
How to manage and deactivate cookies
In order to restrict, block or delete cookies you can adjust the settings of your web browser. The procedure is slightly different according to the type of browser used. For detailed instructions, click on the link relating to browser.
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If your browser is not among those offered, select “Help” on your web browser for information on how to proceed.
Please note that some sections of our sites are accessible only by enabling cookies; after turning them off it is possible that the user no longer has access to certain content and can not fully enjoy the functionality of our websites.
By using the site without rejecting cookies and similar technologies online, users consent to the use of these technologies by us and to the collection and processing of information.
Google Analytics is a service offered by Google Inc. which generates detailed statistics about traffic on a website and the traffic sources. It is the most popular statistics service available. Google Analytics can monitor visitors originating from all the links external to the website, including search motors and social networks, direct visits and reference websites. You can access the information disclosure at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Google Analytics cookies have been made anonymous by clipping or resetting in the IPV4 address the last byte – on decimal base 10 – of class C; in IPV6 addresses, the last 80 bits are rendered anonymous.