- – What are cookies?
Cookies are information that often contains an anonymous, unique identification code that is sent to the browser by a web server and is stored on the hard disk of the user. Later, in the event that subsequent connections to the website are made, these cookies can be read and recognized by the website as they been aggregated during earlier connections. They are primarily used to operate or improve the functioning of the website, as well as provide business and marketing information to the website’s owner.
- – Types of cookies used on our website
A user browsing the website may encounter cookies inserted by the owner of the website (`proper cookies`) or cookies inserted by different entities collaborating in the promotion of content and the delivery of our services (`direct third-party cookies`).
The website’s cookies are used as detailed below and for the purposes herein described:
- Technical Cookies :
- Cookies strictly necessary for the operation of the website : essential to enable website browsing and the functioning of various features. Without these you cannot use search services, shopping comparisons, and other services available on the website.
- Cookies for advertising and re-marketing purposes: used to collect user information in order to display advertisements on the website or third party sites.
- Social Cookies : These cookies allow our website to be shared and allow for `Like` clicks on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc.
The lifespan of the cookies we use may vary. In particular, there are session cookies that are only valid for a single search or browsing session and disappear when the browser is closed; and persistent cookies, which have a variable lifespan. The maximum lifespan of cookies in this second category is 5 years.
4.- Management of cookies
Users should be aware that if cookies are not enabled on your device, your website experience may be limited and the use of our services and navigation could be impeded.
4.1.-How are cookies disabled/enabled?
There are several ways to manage cookies. By modifying browser settings you can choose to disable cookies or receive a warning before accepting one. Also, users can delete all cookies stored in the cookie folder of their browser. Each browser has different procedures for managing configuration.
Here’s how you can manage cookies on the major browsers. If you want information about managing cookies on your tablet and/or phone, please consult the operating manual or online help services.
If you want to learn how to manage cookies on other browsers, please consult the operating manual or online help services.
4.2.- How can you disable/enable third-party cookies?