Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information that is sent to the browser and saved on the computer, mobile or other device of a user when they visit a website. Each time a connection is made, the cookies resend the information to the site in question.
Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies), which remain on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary cookies (session cookies) which are disabled when the browser is closed. Cookies can be first-party cookies, set up directly by the site visited, or third-party cookies, inserted by a site other than the one being visited.
Cookies used and their purpose
The cookies used on our websites can be categorised as follows (see the cookies guide prepared by the ICC - International Chamber of Commerce):
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are fundamental in allowing users to navigate the site and use the services they require, for example access to protected areas of the site.
Strictly necessary cookies are first-party cookies and can be permanent or temporary. We use this type of cookie to manage the registration step and access by registered users. Without these cookies, the user would be unable to access the services requested and our site would not function correctly.
Performance cookies collect information on the use of the site by users, for example which pages are visited with the most frequency. These cookies do not save identification data of single visitors but only aggregated data in an anonymous format.
We use these cookies for:
- statistical purposes, to understand how our sites are used
- to track the distribution of our advertising campaigns.
These cookies can be permanent or temporary, and first- or third-party. Basically, these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited and the advertisements viewed.
These cookies allow sites to save the user's preferences (e.g. username, language or country of access) and provide a more personalised service. Functional cookies can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as access to a video or submission of a comment to a blog. The information used by these cookies is anonymous and it is not possible to track the browsing activity of users across other sites.
We use these cookies to:
- record whether a particular service has already been provided to the user
- improve the general site experience by recording user preferences.
These cookies can be permanent or temporary, and first- or third-party. To summarise, these cookies record users' individual preferences to improve their browsing experience.
These cookies allow the user to limit the number of times an advert is viewed and allow monitoring of the distribution of advertising campaigns.
Advertising cookies are used to manage the adverts on the site.
Advertising cookies are placed by third parties, such as the advertising party or an agent, and they can be temporary or permanent. Basically, these are cookies related to advertising services provided by third parties on our site.
Other third-party cookies
Certain pages on our website may feature content from services such as YouTube or Facebook. We do not control the cookies used by these services, therefore, we suggest that the user accesses these third-party sites for further details.
To limit, block or delete these cookies, all you need to do is change the settings on your web browser. The procedure varies depending on which browser you use. For more detailed instructions, please click on the link for your browser.
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If the browser you use is not on this list, select the “Help” function on your browser for instructions on how to proceed.
Warning: certain sections of our sites are only accessible with cookies enabled. If you disable them, you may no longer have access to certain content and will not be able to enjoy the full functionality offered by our websites.
For further information regarding the management of cookies on mobile-device browsers, please consult the specific user manual. For further information regarding cookies, please contact us directly at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By using the site without refusing cookies and similar online technology, users authorise our use of such technology to collect and process data.