What Is a Cookie?
On the Internet, a cookie is a small file containing letters and numbers. It is stored on the device you use to browse the Internet (e.g. a computer, tablet, mobile phone or other equipment used for this purpose). The cookie is created as a result of a request sent by the web server (the website) to your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.). In general, cookies are not used to process personal data of users. In only a few cases can they be used to process data that could potentially be used to identify a website user (always indirectly). Cookies are considered passive because they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and they cannot access information stored on the hard drive of your device. When a user accesses the website for the second (or more) time, the web server can read the previously stored cookies and react accordingly.
What Are the Benefits of Cookies?
Cookies play an important role in facilitating users’ access to services on the Internet: for example, the correct display of a website or its proper functioning. In addition, cookies provide valuable feedback to website operators about the behaviour of their users. This allows them to make their website more accessible and to provide a better browsing experience on their site, for example by saving the user’s language preferences, the contents of their shopping cart, their advertising settings, etc.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into the following categories. The specific type of cookies used for each category is specified in the cookie settings window.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies allow essential elements of the website to function. They cannot be deactivated. In general, they are stored as a result of your request for a particular service: for example, when you adjust your privacy settings, when you log in or when you fill in a form. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies; however, if you do so, some parts of the website will not function. These cookies do not store any personally identifying information.
These cookies allow us to monitor how our site is used, so that we can measure and improve its performance. These cookies allow us to count the number of visits to the site, to know which pages are more or less popular and to study the path of visitors to our site. All this information is collected in aggregate and is therefore anonymous. If you do not accept this type of cookie, we will not be able to monitor and measure the performance of our website.
These cookies are used to optimize the functioning of the site and to personalize the services offered. They may be set either by us or by an external provider whose services have been added to our site. If you do not accept this type of cookie, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set on our site by our advertising partners who use them to profile your interests in order to display targeted advertisements on other sites. They do not collect personal information directly, but they do uniquely identify your browser and the device from which you access the Internet. If you do not accept this type of cookie, the ads you see will be less targeted.
How Can I Control and Delete Cookies?
You have the ability to set your preferences on our website. To do this, please use the cookie settings window. You can also block, disable or delete cookies in your browser options. When you disable a certain category of cookies, it does not automatically delete them from your browser; to delete them, you must use your browser options. Please note that if you disable or delete certain cookies or categories of cookies, some features of the website may no longer be available.
We may make changes to this Policy as necessary to reflect our business activities and to comply with legal requirements. The current version of our Policy is always published on our website. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details provided on our website.