a. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed onto your device (whether a computer or mobile device) and automatically stored by the Internet browser on your device. By default most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
Cookies are used to perform digital authentication, monitoring of sessions or even to collect information about you and how you navigate the site.
Cookies can be divided into:
These are stored on your computer for technical and functional requirements, to ensure security and efficiency when data is transmitted, and also to make site navigation faster. Under Article 122 of the Privacy Code and the Authority Provision of 8 May 2014, your consent is not required for us to use these. Usually they are temporary and are deleted automatically after the end of the session;
These cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive until they expire or you manually delete them. They are used to collect information on the number of users and how they visit the site and then develop general statistics about how the site is used and the service it provides;
These are used to track and profile you while browsing, to study your movements and habits of web browsing or consumption (what you buy, what you read, etc.). This information is used in order to send you targeted advertisements (this is what’s called “Behavioural Advertising”).
You can configure the computer’s browser so that it accepts/refuses all cookies. Or, by changing the privacy settings, you can have your browser alert you whenever a cookie is offered.
The different types of cookies can in turn be:
First party, when they are managed directly by the owner and/or manager of the website
Third party, when the site uses external applications or services.
b. How cookies work and how you can control them
If you want to control the way a site’s cookies work or limit or block them you can change the settings on your Internet browser. For information on how to manage/delete cookies based on the type of browser you use you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.cookiepedia.co.uk.
To remove cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, you should refer to the device’s user manual.
c. Which cookies are used by this site
The site in question does not deliberately acquire any personal data of its users. No cookies are used for transmitting personal information, nor are permanent c.d. cookies or user’s tracking systems of any type used. The use of session cookies (which are not permanently stored on the user’s computer and disappear once the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (which are casual numbers generated by the server), which are required fro the purposes of allowing a safe and efficient browsing of the site. The session c.d. cookies used by this site avoid the use of other computer techniques which may prejudice the privacy of users when browsing and prevent the user’s personal identification data from being acquired.
Below are first-party cookies that we manage directly from this site.
1. COOKIE NAME: PHPSESSID. EXPIRATION: At the end of the session.
These are used to improve user navigation.
2. COOKIE NAME: cookie_accept. EXPIRATION: 31 days
Third Party Cookies
Below are the third party cookies used on the website, as well as the links you can follow to get more information about them.
This website uses Google Analytics, the web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), as a tool to collect and analyse statistical information on website access/visits.
Here are some links for more information:
Information on how Google retains this data
And here is the browser add-on if you want to opt out of Google Analytics.
analytics.js sets the following cookies:
1. COOKIE NAME: _ga /EXPIRATION: 2 years
This is used to distinguish users.
2. COOKIE NAME: _gat /EXPIRATION: 10 minutes
This is used to limit the rate of requests.
ga.js sets the following cookies:
1. COOKIE NAME: __utma/EXPIRATION: 2 years
This is used to distinguish users and sessions and it’s created when the library is running (and only if the __utma cookie does not exist yet). It’s updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2. NAME COOKIE: __utmt/EXPIRATION: 10 minutes
This is used to limit the rate of requests
3. NAME COOKIE: __utmb/EXPIRATION: 30 minutes
This is used to determine new users and sessions and it’s created when the library is running (and only if the __utmb cookie does not exist yet). It’s updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
4. COOKIE NAME: __utmc/EXPIRATION: at the end of browsing session
This isn’t used in ga.js. It’s placed to facilitate interoperability with urchin.js
5. COOKIE NAME: __utmz/EXPIRATION: 6 months
This cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site. The cookie is created when the library is running and is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics.
6. COOKIE NAME: __utmv/EXPIRATION: 2 years
This cookie is created when a developer uses _setCustomVar method with a custom visitor-level variable. It’s updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.