There are several types of cookies, but basically the main purpose of a cookie is to make the site operate more effectively and enables certain features.
Cookies are used to improve the overall navigation for the user. In particular:
a. They allow you to efficiently navigate from page to page on the website.
b. They store your user name and preferences.
c. They allow the user to avoid entering the same information (such as user name and password) several times during a visit.
d. They measure the use of services by the user, to optimize the browsing experience and services themselves.
e. They present targeted advertising information based on the interests and behaviour expressed by the user while browsing.
f. There are several types of cookies. Below you can find the different types of cookies that may be used within this site and a description of their usage.
First-party cookies or technical cookies
Cookies of this type are necessary in order for some areas of the site to function properly. Cookies in this category include both persistent cookies and session cookies. Without these cookies, the site or portions of it may not work properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always sent from our domain.
Third Party Cookies
When browsing our website, some cookies are sent that do not belong to our domains (called ” Third Party cookies”), for example, when users visit a page that contains content from a third-party website. Some third party cookies sent enable us to understand the habits and preferences expressed by users during navigation, in order to enable them to adapt the advertisements displayed on our websites. Some types of cookies, managed by Third Parties, also enable us to obtain aggregate statistical information about your visits and browsing habits in order to improve the usability and performance of our sites. For greater clarity, the following is a list of the types of third party cookies that may be sent while browsing on our sites and descriptions and pages / sites from which you can see the information related to the use of such cookies and as well as denial information.
Cookies of this type are used to collect information on the use of the site. The owner uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the site and ease of use, as well as to monitor their operations. This type of cookie collects anonymous information about the user’s activity on the site and the way in which they arrived to the site and the pages they visited. Cookies in this category are sent from the site or from third-party domains.
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Cookies for the integration of third-party functionality
Cookies of this type are used to integrate third-party functionality on the site (for example, comment forms or social networks icons that allow visitors to share the content of the site). Cookies in this category can be sent from the domains of the partner sites or sites from which offers are featured.
The holder is not obliged to request your consent for technical cookies, as these are necessary for the service provider.
Other kinds of cookie consent can be expressed by the user, in accordance with the law, by means of: specific browser configurations, computer programs or devices, which allow clear usability and are easy to use. The owner reminds the user that you can change your cookie preferences at any time. You can also disable cookies at any time from the browser, but this may prevent you from using certain parts of the site.
How we gain consent to receive cookies
In accordance with the law, to send profiling cookies and third parties analytics, during the first visit to our sites, users are required to give prior consent, which is expressed by clicking “Ok” on the banner, which contains some brief information.
How to change your browser preferences
Consent to receive cookies may also be given through the users specific browser configurations. Most browsers allow you to set rules to manage cookies sent by some or all of the sites, this option gives users more privacy control and the possibility to deny receiving the cookies themselves. Here are the directions for the management of cookies through the settings of the main browsers:
However, we would like to remind users that the restriction of cookies being sent by web sites can worsen the users overall browsing experience.