- To identify the user
- To enable the user to personalise our website
- To improve future searches
Frequently Asked Questions
Cookies are small folders that record data of hits and visits for each user and enable them to revisit the website in the future.
This recorded information does not reveal identity or any personal details, nor does it permit access to data in your personal computer.Cookies do permit our system to identify you as a previous user of our website. Cookies also allow us to save your preferences, for example: the number of visits made and the pages vsisted and language selected.
Cookies make it easier for the user to connect to and navigate our website on future visits.
Cookies are useful for various reasons. From a technical point of view, they enable the server to recognise the user’s navigator to make web searches faster, easier and more efficient, factoring in details like language preference and the currency of your country. They are also used for measuring internet traffic and the number of users based on the number of hits.Thanks to these statistics the webpage operators can improve their online service.
Your search engine also allows you to select the cookies you want to install in your computer. Users can normally accept some of the following options: reject cookies from certain domains, reject cookies from third-party sites, accept cookies temporarily (that automatically disappear when the navigator is witched off), or allow the server to create cookies for a new domain.
Navigating our website allows you the option of installing the following Cookies:
Personalised cookies: these allow individual users certain options on the website, e.g. choosing a language, regional configuration, currency or type of search engine.
Technical cookies: these are vital in allowing each user to navigate the website using different options like identifying each session, permitting access to determined areas of the website, facilitating requests, sales, filling out forms and requests, security and allowing videos and links to social media.
Analytical cookies: these are purely used for statistical analysis. One clear example would be the cookies generated by the tracking scrpit of Google Analytics which permits the website to see the number of hits and analyse anonymously the way our users use the website’s services.Thanks to these we can elaborate search profiles that streamline our website.
Registration cookies: when a user registers at our website, these cookies identify the user as registered and also indicate when they started the session.These cookies are used to identify the user’s account and associated services. They are maintained as long as the user does not abandon the account, turn off the navigator or switch off the device. These cookies can be used in conjunction with analytical data to identify individual preferences in our portal.
Publicity cookies: these allow us to amage the advertising space on our website, controlling the contect and quantity of the adverts to make them fit with our site content. Thanks to them we can follow search habits of our users and show them publicity to ralted to their search profile.
Third-party cookies: on some of our webpages we have installed third-party cookies, those which have some relation to our website and facilitate our services. One example are the links to social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Youtube and Vimeo). We cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies or content of the aforementioned sites, as all the information we offer is related to our site content. In case of any doubts, you should contact the webmaster of the domain that created the cookie.
If you decide to block cookies you can impede the correct functioning of a few characteristics of the website. This will restrict what you can do on our website.
The majority of seach engines permit cookie management in three different ways: blocking all cookies, the search engine requests the user for use of each cookie and accepting all cookies.
If you don’t want to save cookies in your computer or you would prefer to receive information each time a cookie is installed, you can configure your search options to carry out these tasks. Follow the instructions below.
The majority of search engines are pre-configured to accept cookies, but you can change the configuration to allow, block or eliminate cookies.
Configuring preferences on the main search engines:
If you use a different search engine from the above, consult its installation policy on the use or blocking of cookies at the official webpage of the search provider.