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Our websites use cookies to improve your online experience. With this policy the Data Controller hereby provides the following information on the use of cookies on its Website.

 

- What is a cookie?

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies.

A cookie is a file that contains data (a string of letters and numbers); this file is transmitted from a web server to a web browser when you visit a website, and is then saved by the browser. The respective ID is then transmitted back again every time the browser requests a page from the server.

The information retrieved by cookies might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to.

Cookies do not usually contain any information allowing you to be personally identified, but they can give you a more personalized and enjoying web experience. It is, however, possible that we may link personal details that we have saved about you to the details stored in the cookies, and link them to these details received.

You may find more information about the use of cookies on websites at www.allaboutcookies.org

 

- Different kinds of cookies Cookies

can be installed by the operator of the website the user is visiting (“first party cookies”) or by other websites (“third party cookies”):

  • First-party cookies – these files are set by the web server of our Website and have the same domain.
  • Third-party cookies - when you use our Website, cookies from third-party providers may be transmitted to you. We do not monitor the settings of such cookies. We recommend that you ask for more information about these cookies on the websites of such third-party providers, and find out the corresponding options for managing them.

There are cookies which can be permanently stored in the user’s device until their expiration or deletion by the user (“permanent cookies”) or cookies that can be automatically eliminated any time the Website browsing session ends or when the browser is closed (“session cookies”).

  • Session cookies – these are temporary files that are only activated during your visit to our website. Normally your browser deletes such cookies as soon as you close it. 
  • Persistent cookies – these files are active also after the browser session ends. By way of example, when you register on a website and then later come back and visit it again, the website has learned who you are and displays personalized contents. Such behavior is made possible by persistent cookies.

As you might see, cookies are used for several purposes, in order to ensure the correct functioning of the Website and offer a better and more efficient browsing experience. Please fine here below further details on the types of cookies we may use on our Website.

 

- What types of cookies our website use?

Below you may find a list of the cookies that are most commonly used and an explanation of how they are each used.

  • Analytical/performance cookies These cookies make it possible to collect anonymous data about the usage behavior of our visitors. These are evaluated by us, for example to improve the functionality of the website.
  • Functional cookies These cookies are used for certain functionalities of our website, e.g. to suggest a better navigation flow to our website.
  • Targeting cookies These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have executed. We will use this information to tailor our website to your interests.
First Party cookies
Category
Functional/Analytics/etc.
Duration
Session/permanent
Purpose 
Statistics:_ga2yearsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Third Party cookies
Category
Functional/Analytics/etc.
Duration
Session/permanent
PurposePrivacy Policy & Opt-out
Statistics:_ga2yearsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site..To opt-out click on
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
Statistics:_gatSessionUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateTo opt-out click on
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
Statistics:_gidSessionRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.To opt-out click on
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
DoubleClick.net          SessionDoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising.  https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en
GPSSessionRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE179 daysTries to estimate the users' band width on pages with integrated You Tube videos.

 

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since IP anonymisation is activated on this website (anonymizeIP), Google will truncate your IP address in Member States of the European Union and other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated on a server belonging to Google there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

 

- How does the website use cookies?

We use the information that we obtain from your use of the cookies for the following purposes:

  • To manage the Website;
  • To recognise your computer when you visit our Website;
  • To improve the user-friendliness of the Website;
  • To analyse how the Website is used.

 

- Cookies settings Is it safe to activate cookies?

Yes. Cookies are just short data strings that cannot perform any operations by themselves. Cookies cannot be used to retrieve other data from the hard disk, transmit computer viruses or identify and use e-mail addresses. We recommend that you allow the web browsers to accept cookies from our website.

How do I adjust my settings for cookies?

You may set your browser to refuse the use of cookies. But note that if you do this, certain functions of our website will no longer be available to you, making worse your browsing experience.

If you want to refuse the use of any cookie, please correct the settings of each of the internet browsers you use separately (in this regard, you can find details on how to undertake this action on the website of your browser) or change your settings on the following website: www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please find here below more details on how to manage your cookies preferences.

 

a) Banner
When you enter the Website for the first time, whatever page you are landed on, a banner contained a simplified and easy to understand privacy statement appears. By clicking on “I accept” [or similar] you agree to the use of cookies. You may change and manage cookie preferences by setting up your browsers settings.

 

b) Browsers
If you wish to block or delete the cookies received from any website, you can do this by changing the browser settings by means of the specific function. You can find below the links to the instructions of the following browsers:

We remind that disabling all cookies, including navigation and functionality cookies, may cause Website browsing problems.

Should you opt for blocking all cookies, please find here below some examples of the processing you might have to follow:

  • In Internet Explorer you can block all cookies, by clicking on "Tools", "Internet options”, "Privacy", and then use the slider to select "Block all cookies";
  • In Mozilla Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking on "Tools", and then "Options", and turn off "Accept cookies from sites" in the section "Privacy".

However, please be aware that the blocking of all cookies has a negative effect on the usability of many websites.

Should you wish to delete any cookies that have already been saved on your computer, you might have to follow these steps:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer, you have to manually delete the cookie files (you will find instructions for this at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835); 
  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox and you want to delete the cookies, you first have to check that cookies are deleted when you use the option "Remove private data" (you can change this setting by clicking on "Tools", "Options, "Settings" and "Privacy") and click on "Clear your recent history" in the "Tools" menu.

On the other hand, to activate cookies, the instructions here below, which apply to your particular browser, might help you:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Select "Internet options" in the "Tools" menu.
  • Click on the tab "Privacy".
  • Under "Settings", click on the button "Standard" (or move the slider manually to "Medium").
  • Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to the "Tools" menu.
  • Select "Options".
  • Select the icon marked "Privacy".
  • Click in the box that allows websites to use cookies (under "Use custom settings for history").
  • Click on OK to save your changes.

Google Chrome

  • In the Customize and Control menu, select "Settings"
  • In the "Advanced settings" (Privacy, Content settings) find the section "Cookies".
  • To allow the use of cookies, you have to select "Allow local data to be set" (or "Activate all cookies").
  • Click on OK.

Safari

  • Select Safari > Settings, and click on Privacy.
  • In the field "Block cookies", specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.

 

- Other websites

We recommend to read the privacy and cookie policy of the websites you may access through the links found on the Website. We remind that your cookie preference settings on this Website will not be saved to other companies’ websites.

 

- Disclosure and dissemination

Data acquired through cookies are processed by employees and collaborators of the Data Controller expressly appointed as persons authorized to that aim. Moreover, these data may be processed by third-party companies carrying out technical and organizational tasks on our behalf (e.g.: web service providers). These companies are appointed as data processors. Data acquired through cookies may be transferred abroad but will not under any circumstances be disseminated to unknown persons.

 

- What about your rights?

You are at any time entitled to ask us for information on the processing of your personal data, access, obtain updating or the erasure of your data, as well as to object to the processing of your data and/or to lodge a compliant before the competent supervisory authority, as better provided for in the Privacy Statement of this Website.