Cookies are files of information or partial data that can be saved on your computer (or other devices used to navigate on the Internet, e.g. smartphones or tablets) when you visit a Site. A cookie usually contains the name of the Internet site the cookie comes from, the “expiration” of the cookie (namely how long it will remain in your device before it expires), and a value that is generally a unique, casually generated number.
Our Sites can use two types of cookie: ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. ‘Session cookies’ are temporary, and they remain in your device until you leave the Site. ‘Persistent cookies’, on the other hand, remain in your device for a much longer period or until you cancel them manually (how long cookies remain in your device depends on their “expiration” and your browser settings).
Some of the pages you visit can also collect information through ‘pixel tags’ (also known as ‘clear gifs’) that can be shared with third parties who directly assist in the advertising activities and development of our Internet sites. As an example, information on the use of Internet sites by people who visit our Sites can be shared with advertising agencies to target the advertising banners on our Internet sites in an optimal manner. The information cannot, however, be identified personally, even if it can be linked to your personal data.
We use various suppliers who can also set cookies in your device on our behalf when you visit our Sites; doing this allows them to issue the services they supply. For more information on these cookies, as well as information on how to avoid receiving them, please consult the relative table.
When you visit our Sites you may receive cookies from third party Internet sites or dominions. We do our best to identify these cookies before they are used, so that you can decide if you want to accept them or not. More information on these cookies may be available on the Internet site of the third party in question.
The majority of Internet browsers is initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can modify these settings to block cookies or to warn you that cookies are being sent to your device. There are various ways to manage cookies. Refer to the your browser’s instruction manual or help screen to discover how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
Disabling the cookies we use can influence your experience while you are in our Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain sections or you may not receive personalised information.
If you use different devices to see and access Internet Sites (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you must make sure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences.