Cookie Usage Policy
What cookies are and what they are used for?
Our website uses small files named “cookies” to help us provide you with the most enjoyable experience when browsing our site. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them. If you believe that the information on this page is not sufficient to navigate safely, please contact us.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files made of letters and numbers that are stored by the browser you use (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.) to surf the Internet from your PC, laptop or mobile terminal. These small files allow websites to retain and keep useful information about user preferences. You can imagine your cookie as a personal memory of every website you visit so that it recognizes you when you come back and react by exposing your favorite information as quickly as possible.
How does a cookie work?
The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to an Internet browser and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access information on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Warning: cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used, and in most cases do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
“Session” cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder to save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging in / out of an account webmail or social networking).
“Persistent” cookies – these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the cookie’s pre-set life). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information linking a web browser (user) and a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that webserver again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable user services: ex – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.
What is the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site (‘cookie- permanent ‘). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the site’s privacy policies.
How cookies are used by this site?
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
Site performance cookies
Visitor analysis cookies
Cookies for geo-targetting
Cookies for advertising
This type of cookie only retains the user’s preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set on every site visit.
Cookies for Visitor Analysis
Every time a user visits this website analytics software
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