How cookies and other similar technologies are used on our websites.
- Direct you to the relevant sections of the Website;
- Ensure that the Website has a consistent appearance in different browsers and devices;
- Enable the operation of complex areas of the Website;
- Keep track of anonymised and aggregated statistical data relating related to the Website in order to improve its performance.
For this purpose, we may install cookies that collect data such as your domain name, Internet service provider, operating system and date and time of access.
The following explains the generic types of cookies we use and their purposes.
Types of cookies and purposes
- First-party cookies: cookies installed by the website visited by the user (the website displayed in the URL window);
- Session cookies: cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (they start when the user opens the browser window and when the user leaves the browser);
- Persistent cookies: cookies that “persist” in the device after the end of the browser session and therefore allow you to store your preferences or actions for your next visit to the website.
Most web browsers allow you to control most of the cookies through your browser settings. The user can set the browser to get a notification whenever he receives a cookie; this will allow him to decide whether to accept it or not. However, if you do not accept a cookie, you may not be able to use all the features of your browser software.
To learn more about cookies, including how to see their settings and how to manage and remove them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org (the link is external).
In this Website we may use Internet tags (also known as web-beacons, action tags, single-pixel Gifs, transparent Gifs, invisible Gifs and 1-by-1 Gifs) and cookies and we may do so by means of a web analytics based partner and storing the respective information (including your IP address) in a foreign country. These tags/cookies are placed in different pages of this Website.
We use this technology to measure your responses to our sites (including how many times a page is opened and what information is accessed), as well as to evaluate the use of this Website.
Our third party partners, hosting service provider and/or web analytics service partner may collect data about your use of this Website by virtue of these anonymized Internet tags/cookies and may draw up reports for us about the activity of this Website and provide further services related to the use of the Website and the Internet. They may provide such information to other parties if this is required by law or if they make use of other parties who process the data on their behalf.
Lastly, we may also use the following types of common cookies:
- Cookies used to customize the user interface (that is cookies to store preferences);
- Authentication cookies (cookies that allow you to leave our sites and return without having to repeat authentication);
- Cookies used for audio/video content (that is cookies that store the data needed to listen to an audio or review a video and your preferences);
How to disable cookies
The visited website allows you to select/deselect individual cookies, in the manner described below, but you must note that, in case of deactivation, may not be guaranteed the full usability of the same.
- Open Firefox;
- Press the “Alt” button on the keyboard;
- In the toolbar located at the top of the browser, select “Tools” and then “Options”;
- Then select the “Privacy” tab;
- Go to “History Settings:” and then “Use custom settings”. Uncheck “Accept cookies from sites” and save preferences.
- Open Internet Explorer;
- Click on the “Tools” button and then on “Internet Options”;
- select the “Privacy” tab and move the slider to the level of privacy you want to set (up to block all cookies or down to allow them all);
- Then click on OK.
- Open Google Chrome;
- Click on the “Tools” icon;
- Select “Settings” and then “Advanced Settings”;
- Select “Content settings” under “Privacy”;
- In the “Cookies” tab you can deselect cookies and save preferences.
- Open Safari;
- Choose “Preferences” in the toolbar, then select the “Security” panel in the following dialog box;
- In the “Accept cookies” section you can specify if and when Safari must save cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button (marked with a question mark);
- For more information on cookies that are stored on your computer, click on “Show cookies”.