A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. Cookies may be used to count the number of visitors on a webpage, to help you contact us and, more generally, to offer a better online service. You can find below a brief explanation of the main types of cookies.
Technical cookies allow specific sections of the website to function properly. They are always used and sent to your computer, unless you change your browser setting (see below), though to the detriment of the website performance. Technical cookies may be distinguished in: persistent cookies, that upon closing the browser are stored in your computer for the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file; session cookies, that are temporary cookie files, which are deleted when you close your browser.
Analytical cookies allow us to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. The information may result in anonymous statistical analyses. Analytical cookies are sent by either this website or third-party domains.
Third-party analytical cookies
Third-party analytical cookies are used to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. This includes information on: most visited pages, time of display, access route, geographical location of the user, gender, age and interests of the user for marketing purposes. Third-party analytical cookies are set on external, third-party domains.
Cookies used to integrate third-party software products and functions
This type of cookies complements functionalities in the website as developed by third-parties, e.g. icons, social network preferences with respect to sharing our website’s content and using third-party software (e.g., mapping simulation software and software offering additional services). This type of cookies is set on third-party or partner domains, that offer their functionalities in our website.
These cookies are used to create users’ profiles and send advertisement messages based on their preferences and habits as expressed in the website.
Manage cookies in your browser
Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. You can therefore disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust. Here below you can find a link to the most popular browsers and their cookie policies:
Another feature of modern browsers is the incognito mode. You can browse in incognito mode when you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows.
Users shall exercise their right to object each time they erase their cookie preferences or change their web browser.