What are cookies?
The term “cookies” is used in this policy to refer to all files that gather information in this way.
The cookies used do not gather information that can identify users. Cookies collect generic information, such as how users accessed the website, or the country zone(s) they accessed the website from, etc.
Cookies only gather information related to your preferences. Users may, at any time, through their Internet browser, decide to be notified about the receipt of cookies, or block cookies from being stored on their system.
Refusing to accept cookies on a website may result in users being unable to access certain areas, or to receive personalised information.
What are Cookies used for?
Cookies help determine the usefulness, interest in and number of uses of the websites on which they are stored, enabling users to navigate more quickly and efficiently, and eliminating the need to enter the same information over and over again.
What type of cookies do we use?
Our cookies have different functions:
|Type of Cookie
|Cookies that are strictly necessary (essential)
||Enable navigation of the website and the use of its applications, such as access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services that have been requested cannot be provided. Some cookies are essential for gaining access to specific areas of our website.
||Used to analyse how users use the website, and to monitor its performance. This enables us to provide a high-quality experience by personalising our offer and quickly identifying and correcting any problems that may arise. For example, we use performance cookies to find out which pages are the most popular, to identify the most effective method of linking between pages or to determine the rate of error messages on certain pages. These cookies are only used for the purposes of creation and analysis of statistical data; they will never gather information of a personal nature.
||Store user preferences for a particular website so that the website does not need to be reconfigured with each visit.
||Measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. They may also be used to personalise a widget with the user’s data.
Types of Cookies
Persistent Cookies – These are stored, for a variable period of time, on the Internet browser and on devices (PC, mobile phone, tablet), and are used whenever users visit the website. They are generally used to focus the browsing according to the user’s interests, enabling us to provide a more personalised service.
Session Cookies – These are temporary; they are only stored in your browser’s “cookies” folder until you leave the website. The information they collect enables problems to be identified and leads to a better navigation experience.
How do I manage cookies?
As already explained, cookies help you get the most out of our websites.
All Internet browsers allow users to accept, refuse or delete cookies, by selecting the appropriate settings in the Internet browser.
Even after accepting cookies, users can always disable some or all of our cookies. Follow the instructions below to do this.
Configuring Cookies in Internet Explorer – Disabling cookies
- Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”;
- Select the “Privacy” tab;
- Move the slider to the top, where the phrase “Block all cookies” will appear.
Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Internet Explorer. For more information on cookies settings in Internet Explorer, see the following Microsoft page:
Configuring Cookies in Mozilla Firefox – Disabling cookies
- Click on the “Tools” menu;
- Select “Options”;
- Click on the “Privacy” icon in the panel along the top;
- In the “Cookies” section, disable the option “Accept cookies from sites”;
- Click on “OK” to save the changes, and close.
Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Mozilla Firefox. For more information on cookies settings in Mozilla Firefox, see the following page:
Configuring Cookies in Chrome – Disabling cookies
- Click on the Chrome menu in your browser toolbar;
- Select “Settings”;
- Click on “Show advanced settings”;
- In the section “Privacy”, click on the button “Content settings”;
- Select the option “Block sites from setting any data”.
The following settings can be altered in the “Cookies” section:
- Delete cookies
- Block cookies by presetting
- Allow cookies by presetting
- Keep cookies and data on the Website by presetting before leaving the Internet browser
- Manage exceptions for cookies of Websites or specific domains.
Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Google Chrome. For more information on cookies settings in Google Chrome, see the following page:
Configuring Cookies in Safari Web and iOS – Disabling cookies
- Click on “Edit”;
- Select “Preferences”;
- In the panel at the top, select the “Privacy” icon;
- In the section “Accept cookies”, select “Never”.
Note: There are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on cookie settings in Safari, see the following page:
Other Internet browsers
Please search in the “Help” menu of the Internet browser, or contact the Internet browser supplier.
Note: Some pages may not work properly if you disable cookies.
For more information about cookies and their use, we suggest you consult the following link: