Cookie usage on this site
The so-called session cookies used on this site do not utilise other IT techniques that could potentially compromise the browsing privacy of users and do not permit the acquisition of the user’s personal identifying data.
What is a cookie?
In order to provide you with all the relevant information concerning cookies and their use, even if only potential, and to make you aware of how to change your browser settings for cookie usage, we ask that you read this detailed description.
We use various kinds of cookies that have different functions. In regards to technical cookies, we may use proprietary persistent cookies and session cookies for the sole purpose of aiding efficient site navigation. Periodically we may publish an updated table indicating the type of cookies used and useful references to make you aware of the specific purposes of use.
Here is a summarised description of the main types of technologically feasible cookies.
1. Strictly necessary cookies (technical cookies)
These cookies are fundamental in order to be able to browse the website and utilise some of its functions. Without cookies that are strictly necessary, online services that are normally offered by the site could become inaccessible if their provision is based exclusively on these kinds of cookies. In fact, this kind of cookies allows the user to browse efficiently between pages on the website and to use the different options and services offered. For example, cookies allow for a session to be identified, reserved areas to be accessed, for elements making up a previously formulated request to be saved, for a purchase order to be completed or a quote to be memorised.
Consent is not required for technical cookies, as they are essential to assuring the requested services. It is possible to block or remove technical cookies by changing the settings in your browser, if the cookies are disabled or deleted. However, by carrying out these steps you may not be able to access certain areas of the website or to utilise some of the offered services.
2. Performance cookies (analytics cookies)
We (or service providers that operate on our behalf) may place performance cookies on your browsing device. The information gathered via performance cookies is used exclusively by us or on our behalf.
Performance cookies collect anonymous information about the way in which users utilise the website and its various functions. For example, our performance cookies collect information concerning the web pages that you visit most often and about our advertisements that appear on other websites that you interact with, as well as verifying whether you open or read communications we send you and if you receive error messages. The information collected may be used to personalise your online experience by showing you specific content. Performance cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see the same advertisement. Our performance cookies do not collect personal information.
In particular, the website uses Google Analytics, which is an analysis tool from Google that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors interact with their content. Google may use a set of cookies to collect information and generate usage statistics for the website without personally identifying the single visitors.
In addition to generating reports on the usage statistics of the websites, the tag pixel of Google Analytics may be used, together with other cookies used for advertising that have been described above, to allow us to show the most relevant results on Google owned sites (like Google Search) and throughout the web.
For more information you can visit this website Analytics cookies and privacy.
3. Functional cookies (profiling cookies)
We reserve the right to use the functional cookies that are placed in your browsing device for ourselves (or service providers that work on our behalf). If we were to use these cookies, in no instance would we share the information gathered via the functional cookies for any advertisers or third parties.
These cookies are used to store choices you have made (language preference, country or other online settings) and to provide personalised or optimised functions selected by the user. Functional cookies may be used to provide you with online services or to avoid offering you services that you have refused in the past.
Moreover, we would like to inform you that it is technically possible to authorise advertisers or third parties to supply content and other online experiences via this website. In this instance, the third party in question could place its own functional cookies on your device and make use of them, in the same way as us, in order to provide you with personalised functions and to optimise your user experience. By selecting personalised options or settings or optimised functions you are authorising us to use the functional cookies needed to offer you these experiences.
Deleting functional cookies, preferences or selected settings means these will not be saved for future visits.
In the instance that third party cookies were to be used, we reserve the right to explain the links to the privacy policies prepared by said third parties in detail.
The site may use remarketing tools from third parties. In this instance some of the pages on the site may include a code defined as a “remarketing code”. This code allows browser cookies to be read and configured so that the kind of advertisement you will see can be determined, based on the data concerning your visit to the site, such as the navigation route chosen, the pages you actually visited or the actions carried out on said pages.
The remarketing lists that are created are kept in a database on Google servers where all the IDs of the cookies associated to every list or category of interest is kept. The information obtained only allows for the browser to be identified, due to the fact that third parties are not able to identify the user with this information.
These tools allow for personalised advertisements to be published based on user visits to our site.
Authorisation for the collection and storage of data may be withdrawn at any time. Users may disable cookie usage from Google via the specific setting options on the different browsers.
Enabling/disabling cookies via your browser
If you use several computers with different settings, ensure that every browser is set up in such a way as to meet your preferences.
You can delete all the cookies installed in the cookie folder on your browser. Every browser has different procedures for managing settings. Click on one of the links below to get specific instructions.
You will find information on disabling cookies on your browser in this section. We would like to remind you that some parts of the website may not function correctly if you disable cookies.
If you do not find your browser listed below, please consult the instructions given on your browser concerning cookie management.
Internet Explorer version 6 or higher
• Select “Tools” in your browser bar
• Select “Internet Options”
• Select the “Privacy” tab and then click on “Advanced”
• Select “Override automatic cookie handling”
• Disable “first-party cookies” by selecting the “Block” tab
• Disable “third-party cookies” by selecting the “Block” tab
• Disable “session cookies” by deselecting “Always allow session cookies”
• Click “OK”
Firefox version 9 or higher
• Select “Tools” in your browser bar
• Select “Options”
• Select “Privacy”
• Choose the drop-down menu in the “Chronology” section and select “use personalised settings”
• Disable cookies by deselecting “Accept cookies from websites”
• Click “OK”
Google Chrome version 24 or higher
• Select “Chrome Menu” in your browser bar
• Select “settings”
• Select “Show advanced settings”
• Click on “Content settings” in the “Privacy” section
• Disable all cookies by selecting “Block sites from setting any data” and “Block third party cookies and site data”
• Click “OK” if you do not use any of the browsers listed above, select “cookie” in the corresponding section in the guide to discover where to find your cookie folder.
Deleting Flash cookies
Click on the link that follows to change your settings concerning Flash cookies.
Disabling Flash cookies
Enabling and disabling cookies
In addition to being able to use the tools provided by the browser to enable or disable individual cookies, we would like to note that the site www.youronlinechoices.com offers a list of the main providers that work with website manager to collect and utilise useful information for behavioural advertising. You can disable or enable all the companies or, alternately, adjust your preferences individually for each company. In order to do so you can use the tool that you will find on the page www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices to check your preferences on behavioural advertising.
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