The information presented hereinafter aims at providing the user with additional details on the placement, use and administration of “cookies” used by the Website.
Cookies offer valuable feedback to website owners on how their websites are used by users, enabling them to increase the efficiency and accessibility of the websites, allow multimedia applications or other applications from other websites to be introduced on a certain website so as to create a more valuable, useful and pleasant browsing experience, as well as to improve the efficiency of online advertising.
If you would like to change your cookie preferences for our site click here: Cookie Settings.
What is a "cookie"?
Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive by your web browser when you use websites.
The cookie is installed after a request is issued by a webserver to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information stored on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie consists of two components: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Moreover, the lifecycle of a cookie is limited; from a technical perspective, only the webserver sending the cookie may access it again when the user returns on the website associated to the respective webserver.
The cookie itself does not request personal data to be further used and, in most cases, does not identify the individual internet users.
What is the lifecycle of a cookie?
Cookies are administered by webservers. The lifecycle of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it was placed. As mentioned above, certain cookies are exclusively used during a single session (“session cookies”) and are not remembered after the user leaves the website, while other cookies are remembered and reused each time the user returns on the respective website (“persistent cookies”). Nevertheless, cookies may be deleted by the user at any moment by accessing the browser settings.
What are third party cookies?
How cookies are used by the Website
Authenticating and identifying you on the Website;
Providing you the required access to use the Website;
Remembering your preferences when using the Website;
Measuring your use of the Website so that we can improve it.
We use the following types of cookies:
They are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser which remembers them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window.
They are stored on the hard drive of a computer of other device (and depend, in general, on its preset lifecycle). Persistent cookies include cookies placed by a website different than the one visited by the user at that moment – also known as “third party cookies” – which may be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so as to deliver relevant advertising content.
This type of cookie remembers the user’s preferences on this website, so that it is not necessary to set them for each visit.
Visitors’ analytics cookies:
Each time a visitor accesses this website, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a first party analytics cookie. This cookie can reveal whether you visited this website before, enabling us to monitor single visitors and the frequency of their visits.
These cookies are used by software establishing your country of residence. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target content – whether you are accessing our page in any language other than English, you will benefit from the same advertising content.
Third party cookies:
What type of information can be stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small-sized text file enabling a website to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information enhancing the web browsing experience.
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How can I stop cookies?
Disabling or not allowing cookies may affect your visit or use of our website. All modern browsers provide the option to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found under the “Options” section or in the “Preferences” menu of your browser.
How to change your browser settings?
- Click on the spanner icon in your browser's toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Show advanced settings.
- In the “Privacy” section, click on the Content settings button.
- In the “Cookies” section, you can block third-party cookies and site data
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), then select Options.
- Select the Privacy tab.
- Define your History settings: use custom settings for history.
- Unselect the option to Accept cookies.
on Internet Explorer
- Go to Settings > Preferences.
- Click on the Privacy tab.
- In the “Block cookies” section, select “Always”.
- Go to Tools > Internet Options.
- Click on the Privacy tab
- Click on the Advanced button and select “Override automatic cookie handling”.
- Go to Settings > Preferences.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- In the “Cookies” section, select “Never accept cookies”.