What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a site places in a user’s computer or mobile device, in the browser, when the site is visited. Cookies help the site recognize the user on a future visit. We use the term cookies in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this manner.
The cookies we use are not to collect data that could then be used to identify or contact the user, such as name, email address, personal or professional addresses or phone details.
Cookies collect generic information namely about how the user arrived at the website or from which part of the country they access it from etc.
Cookies only collect information about user preferences.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are used to determine the website’s usefulness, interest and number of users, enabling a faster navigation experience and eliminate the need to repeatedly introduce the same information.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Our cookies have various functions:
Essential cookies – Some cookies are key to access specific areas of our website, allowing navigation around the site and its various applications, such as accessing secure areas through the login page.
Analytical cookies – We use these cookies to analyze how the site is being used and to monitor its performance, allowing us to provide a better experience by personalizing our offer and quickly identifying and correcting areas that might be having problems. As an example, we use performance cookies to assess which are the most popular pages, which is the most effective way to connect between pages or to understand why some sites are generating error messages. Based on the usage patterns of the site, cookies can also highlight articles or services on the site that we believe might be of interest to the user. These cookies are exclusively for preparation and analysis of statistical data, and never collect personal information.
Feature cookies – We use feature cookies to remember user preferences. For example, cookies avoid having to write the user’s name every time the website is accessed. We also use feature cookies to supply the user with advanced features such as the ability to comment an article. In summary, feature cookies record user preferences for the website in order to avoid having to reconfigure the site on every visit.
The cookies used may be:
Permanent cookies – They are stored in the internet browser in the device (pc, mobile phone, tablet) being used to access the website and are activated every time the website is visited. They are used to tailor navigation to the user’s interests allowing for a more personalized experience.
We advise that by blocking cookies some parts of our site may not function correctly.
More information about cookies may be found on: www.allaboutcookies.org