What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Type of Cookies
This type of cookies help the User to navigate the website or to provide a service required by the same. They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed by the Website Owner.
Without these cookies some operations may not be possible or would be more complex to perform and less secure such as the operations required to identify the User within a session.
This type of cookies is fundamental for the appropriate operation of some sections of the website. There are two types of funcionality cookies:
- Persistent cookies: these cookies do not expire when the browser is closed but stay till a specific date set in advance
- Session cookies: they expire at the end of the browser session when the browser is closed.
These cookies, sent from our website, are necessary to display the website adequately and also as concerns the technical services offered. They will therefore ever be used and sent unless the user does not modify the setting of his/her own browser (thus impairing the display of the website pages).
First Party analytical cookies
This type of cookies are used to collect information about how the website is used.
They are aimed at streamlining the performance of the website and are used directly by the Owner of the website. They gather information about the number of users and their browsing habits.
Third Party analytical cookies with reduced identifying capacity
This type of cookies is used to collect information about the use of the website.
They are cookies provided by Third Parties for statistical reasons which make use of devices lowering the identifying capacity of analytics cookies applied (for ex. by obscuring parts of the IP address).
Third Party analytical cookies with no reduced identifying capacity
This type of cookies is employed to collect information about the use of the website.
They are generated and provided by Third Parties for statistical reasons and DO NOT apply any device lowering the identifying capacity of the analytics cookies employed.
First Party tracking cookies
This type of cookies are generated by the Website Owner to track Users as they navigate on the web and create customized User’s profiles. Through this type of cookies targeted ads may be sent to that User.
Third Party tracking cookies
This type of cookies are used to track the Users as they navigate through the web and create customized User’s profiles. Through this type of cookies targeted ads may be retransmitted to the user’s terminal equipment in line with the User’s profile.
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
Click ‘Show advanced settings’
In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
Select the Privacy panel
To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
Select ‘Quick Preferences’
To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy
Safari on OSX
Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
Click on ‘Security’
To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
All other browsers
Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
Additional Information about Third-Party Cookies
Users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the United States can visit www.aboutads.info/choices to opt out of third-party cookies.