WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user’s or their computer’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer, they can be used to recognize the user. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and their computer or device and do not provide references that allow access to personal data.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATIONS AND EXEMPT COOKIES
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require informed consent from the user are analytics cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, while technical cookies and cookies necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user are exempt.
TYPES OF COOKIES
a) Depending on the entity that manages them, there are first-party cookies (sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which the requested service is provided) and third-party cookies (sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies).
b) Depending on how long they remain active, there are session cookies (designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page) and persistent cookies (in which data is stored on the user’s device and can be accessed and processed for a defined period by the cookie owner, ranging from a few minutes to several years). c) Depending on the purpose for which they process the collected information, they can be:
- Technical cookies (necessary for the use of the website and the provision of the contracted service),
- Personalization cookies (allowing the user to access the service with predefined features, such as language, browser type, regional configuration, etc.),
- Analytics cookies (collecting information about the use of the website),
- Advertising cookies (collecting information about user preferences and choices),
- Affiliation cookies (allowing tracking of visits from other websites with which the website establishes an affiliation agreement).
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The cookies used on our website are session cookies and third-party cookies. They allow us to store and access information about the language, the type of browser used, and other general features predefined by the user, as well as track and analyze user activity to improve and provide our services in a more efficient and personalized manner. The cookies used are temporary in nature and are solely intended to make browsing more effective. These cookies do not by themselves provide any personally identifiable information and are not used for data collection.
- Facilitating user navigation and access to the various services offered on this website.
- Avoiding the need for the user to configure the predefined general features each time they access the website.
- Improving the operation and services provided through this website after analyzing the information obtained from the installed cookies.
Upon accessing our website, you are asked for authorization to install various third-party cookies. Their sole purpose is to record access to our website for the purpose of anonymous statistical analysis of visits. You are not required to accept the installation of these cookies, and you can still browse our website.
At any time, you can access your browser settings to accept or reject all cookies or select which ones you allow to be installed. The specific procedures may vary depending on the browser you use:
- Google Chrome (in the Tools Menu): Settings > Show advanced options > Privacy (Content settings) > Cookies: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (in the Tools Menu): Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
- Firefox: Options > Privacy > Cookies: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Safari, iPad, and iPhone: Preferences > Privacy: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Opera: Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Cookies: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
These browsers are subject to updates or modifications, so we cannot guarantee that they fully comply with the version of your browser. You may also use a browser not listed in these links, such as Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc. To avoid these discrepancies, you can access your browser options directly, usually in the “Options” menu under the “Privacy” section. (Please consult your browser’s help for more information.)
DISABLING/ENABLING AND DELETING COOKIES
You can restrict or block cookies through your browser settings.
If you do not want websites to place any cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so that you are notified before any cookie is placed. Similarly, you can adjust your settings to reject all cookies, or only third-party cookies. You can also delete any cookies already on your computer. Please note that you will need to separately adjust the settings for each browser and computer you use.
Please be aware that if you do not want to receive cookies, we cannot guarantee that our website will function properly. Some site features may be lost, and you may no longer be able to see certain websites. Additionally, rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. It simply means that the ads will not be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more frequently.
Each browser has a different method for adjusting settings. If necessary, consult your browser’s help function to establish the correct settings.
To disable cookies on your mobile phone, please refer to your device’s manual for more information.
You can find more information about cookies on the Internet at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Given the way the Internet and websites work, we do not always have access to information about the cookies placed by third parties through our website. This particularly applies to cases where our web page contains what are commonly referred to as embedded elements: texts, documents, images, or short movies stored elsewhere but displayed on or through our website.
Therefore, if you encounter this type of cookies on this website and they are not listed above, please let us know. Alternatively, you can directly contact the third party to request information about the cookies they place, their purpose and duration, and how they ensure your privacy.