To make this site work properly, we might place small data files called cookies on your device but none of them are not being used to gather information unnecessarily. The cookies we use might store personally identifiable information (such as your IP address) but they cannot harm your computer. We want our website to be informative and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal.
These cookies are not strictly necessary for the basic functionality of the website, but they are designed to provide a personalized navigation. However, in case you delete or stop accepting these cookies you might lose some of the functionalities which they provided. These related cookies information, are not used for any other reason beyond what is stated in this policy. For additional information please check “Our Cookies” section.
If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from the use of the website.
(*) Please note that you can only reject cookies that are not absolutely necessary. Some cookies are necessary, as they allow you to provide some features, such as memorizing your preferences in cookies. Other cookies help us to collect statistics on the use of our site, to appreciate how well we meet the needs of users and make the necessary improvements.
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
- identify users,
- remember users’ custom preferences,
- help users complete tasks without having to re‑enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.
Cookies can also be used for online behavioral target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.
How are they used?
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
- persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
- first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
At this section we inform you for the categories of cookies our website uses.
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting / Advertising Cookies: Targeting and advertising cookies are usually third-party cookies that we do not have control on them. Our website uses trusted partners to help us serve advertising and analytics (such as Google, Sumo and Twitter). These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.
Control on Cookies
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, these options may cause malfunctions to some service provide by various websites, if not used properly
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
- Your online choices
- Microsoft Cookies guide
- All About Cookies
- About Cookies