Any change of the current cookie statement will be announced on the Website and/or via email and the new statement shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the announcement. This statement was last modified on 01/09/2015.
2) What is a cookie?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. They help us to optimize your visit to the website, to remember technical choices (e.g. choice of language, a newsletter, etc.) and to show more relevant services and offers. If you want to consult our website we recommend that you have the cookies turned on. However, if you prefer not to do this, you are always free to not turn them on.
This website uses different types of cookies.
- Strictly necessary cookies
As the name suggests these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the website or to provide certain features you have requested.
- Functionality cookies
These cookies enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences. For example, you can set your profile on the homepage.
- Tracking cookies
These cookies will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within that year, the initial value set in that cookie will be sent back to the server every time the user visits the server. This is used to record a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason they are also called tracking cookies. For example, once you have selected your preferred language, the website will record your preference in a persistent cookie set on your browser. When you then revisit the website it will use that persistent cookie to ensure that the content is delivered in your preferred language.
- Performance cookies
- Third party cookies
To support our communications we embed the content of social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and we make use of sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels we are using may present cookies from these websites and we do not control these. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
3) Opting-out of cookies
There are a number of options available to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies. Besides avoiding storage, it is also possible to delete at any time the current installed cookies on your computer.
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
It’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the websites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience.
Want to know more about Cookies, please visit the website http://http://www.allaboutcookies.org. This website provides more information about cookies, it also details how you might delete any cookies that you find and it shows you how to allow those trusted websites to store their cookies on your computer.