For this site to work efficiently, we sometimes install small data files called ‘cookies’ on your device. Most large sites do the same.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that websites store on your computer or mobile device when you visit them. Cookies allow the site to remember your actions and preferences (e.g. login, language, font size and other display settings) so that you don’t have to re-enter them when you return to the site or navigate from one page to another.
- your viewing preferences, e.g. your contrast settings or font size
- whether you have already responded to a pop-up survey on the usefulness of the content found, to avoid repeating it
In addition, some videos placed on our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics about how you arrived at the page and which videos you watched.
It is not necessary to enable cookies for the site to work, but it does improve navigation. It is possible to delete or block cookies, but in this case some functions of the site may not work properly.
Information about cookies is not used to identify users e and browsing data remains under our control at all times. These cookies serve exclusively for the purposes described here.
Do we use other cookies?
|Category of use||Example|
|Preferences||These cookies allow our websites to store information that changes the behaviour or appearance of the websites, such as your preferred language or the geographic area in which you are located. By storing your region, for example, a website may be able to offer you local weather forecasts or local traffic news. Cookies can also help you change the size of text, fonts and other customisable parts of web pages.The loss of information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less functional but should not affect its operation.Most Google users have a preference cookie called ‘PREF’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google sites. The PREF cookie may store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (e.g. English), the number of search results you wish to display per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and your preference to activate Google’s SafeSearch filter.|
|Process||Process cookies help websites function and provide the services that visitors expect to find there, for example the ability to navigate between pages or access secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, the site cannot function properly.For example, we use a cookie called ‘lbcs’ which enables Google Docs to open many documents in a single browser. Blocking this cookie may prevent Google Docs from working properly.|
|Session state||Websites often collect information about how users interact with them. This may include which pages users visit most often and whether users receive error messages from certain pages. We use these “session state cookies” to improve our services and our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.These cookies may also be used to measure the effectiveness of Pay Per Click (PPC) and affiliate advertising.For example, we use a cookie called “recently_watched_video_id_list” to allow YouTube to record the most recently watched videos from a particular browser.|
|Analytics||Google Analytics is an analytics tool from Google that helps website and app owners understand how visitors interact with the content they own. A set of cookies may be used to collect information and generate website usage statistics without personal identification of individual visitors by Google.In addition to generating website usage statistics reports, the Google Analytics pixel tag may be used, along with certain advertising cookies described above, to enable us to show more relevant results on Google properties (such as Google Search) and across the web.Read more about Analytics cookies and privacy..|
Learn more about third-party cookies:
Google Analytics (Google)
“Google Analytics” is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the Personal Data collected in order to track and examine the use of this Application, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google.
Google may use the Personal Data to contextualise and personalise the advertisements of its advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.
Interaction with social networks and external platforms
These services allow for interactions with social networks, or other external platforms, directly from the pages of this Application.
The interactions and information acquired by this Application are in any case subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
If a service for interaction with social networks is installed, it is possible that, even if Users do not use the service, it will collect traffic data relating to the pages where it is installed.
Like button and social widgets of Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)
“Like” button and Facebook social widgets are services for interaction with the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook, Inc.
Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
+1 button and social widgets of Google+ (Google Inc.)
“+1” button and Google+ social widgets are services for interaction with the social network Google+, provided by Google Inc.
Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
How to control cookies?
You can control and/or audit cookies as you wish – to find out more, go to aboutcookies.org. You can delete cookies already on your computer and set most browsers to block the installation of cookies. If you choose this option, however, you will have to manually change some preferences each time you visit the site and some services or features may not be available.
Please remember that if you choose to block the receipt of cookies, this may affect or prevent the proper functioning of the Service.