What are cookies?
Cookies are computer files or partial data which can be saved in your computer (or in other devices which enable you to browse the Internet, for example smartphones or tablets) when you visit a website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website which the cookie itself comes from, the “lifespan” of the cookie (that is, how long it will stay in your device) and a value which is generally a single number generated in a random way.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Two kinds of cookies can be used on our websites: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. “Session cookies” are temporary cookies which stay in your device until you leave the website. A “persistent cookie” stays in your device for much longer or until you clear it by hand (how much time the cookie will stay in your device depends on the “lifespan” of the cookie itself or the settings of your browser).
Some of the Web pages you visit can also gather information through “pixel tags” (also known as “clear gifs”) which could be shared with third parties which help our promotions directly and improve websites. For example, information about the use of websites concerning people who visit our websites can be shared with advertising agencies in order to aim at banners on our websites perfectly. In any case, information is not personally identifiable even if it could be linked to your personal data.
We use different providers who can also set cookies in your device on our behalf when you visit our websites in order to allow them to supply the service they are providing. If you want to have further information concerning these cookies, together with some information about the way of avoiding them, please look at the relevant table.
When you visit our websites, you could get cookies from websites or domains of third parties. We do our best to identify these cookies before they are used so as to allow you to decide whether you accept them or not. Further information concerning these cookies could be available on the website of the third party itself.
How can I control or clear cookies?
At first, Internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can change these settings to stop cookies or warn you that some cookies are sent to your device. There are different ways to manage cookies. Please look at the instructions or the help screen of your browser to find out how to adjust or change the settings of your browser.
If you disable the cookies we use, that could affect your experience while visiting our websites, for example you could not be able to visit some sections or not to get personalized information when you visit one of our websites.
If you use different devices to see or access websites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), you will have to make sure that each browser in each device is adjusted to reflect your preferences concerning cookies.