A “Cookie” is a small file that is stored on users’ computers and allows us to recognise them. “Cookies” help us improve the quality of our website and enable us to monitor which pages our users find useful and which they do not.
Cookies are essential for the operation of the internet. They provide countless benefits for the provision of interactive services, aiding browsing and the usability of our website. Bear in mind that cookies cannot damage your equipment; in fact, when they are activated they help us spot and solve errors.
The information provided below will help you understand the different types of cookies:
- Session cookies:these are temporary cookies that stay in you browser’s cookie file until you leave the web page, so none are left saved on the user’s hard drive. The information gathered by these cookies is used to analyse traffic patterns on the website. In the long run, this helps us provide a better experience to improve content and help you use it.
- Permanent cookies:these are stored on the hard drive and our website reads them on each new visit. A permanent cookie has a set expiry date. The cookie will stop working after that date.
A list of the main cookies used on our website is published below. The different types are:
- Strictly necessary cookies such as those that are used to enable correct browsing or those that allow the services requested by the user to be provided or cookies that ensure that the webpage’s contents load effectively.
- Third-party cookies such as those used by social networks or supplementary external content.
- Analytical cookies for periodic maintenance purposes in order to guarantee the best possible user experience. Websites normally use “analytical” cookies to gather statistical activity data.
LIST AND DESCRIPTION OF THE COOKIES WE USE ON THE WEBPAGE:
The table published below outlines the cookies we use on our web page:
SOCIAL NETWORKING COOKIES:
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ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDS – COOKIE MANAGEMENT:
As an additional safeguard to those described above, cookies can only be saved if you accept them when you install or update the browser you use. You can cancel your acceptance at any time by changing the content and privacy option settings available.
Many browsers let you turn on a private mode that always deletes cookies after your visit. This private mode may have a different name depending on each browser. Below is a list of the most common browsers and the different names given to the “private mode”:
Internet Explorer 8 and above: InPrivate; Safari 2 and above: Private Browsing; Opera 10.5 and above: Private Browsing; FireFox 3.5 and above: Private Browsing; Google Chrome 10 and above: Incognito.
N.B.: please read your browser’s help section to find out more about how to activate the “private mode”. You can still visit our web page even with your browser in “private mode” but your browsing on our website will not be as good as it could be and some utilities may not work properly.