What are the “cookies”?
Cookies are small files of data stored through your browser on your device. They allow the user’s device being identified and to achieve the correct behavior of a website according to the individual preferences of the user. This improves the functionality of the site. Cookies typically contain the site name, the storage time on the end device, and an unique number.
Visitors to the website cannot be personally identified. This information most often includes: IP address of the device; the type of device from which the site is accessed (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.); type of operating system; browser type; actions taken, such as visited pages, duration of visits, etc.
Cookies are used to adapt the Site content to the user’s preferences and to optimize the use of the Site. They are also used to create anonymous statistics (on user behavior on the Site) in order to improve the structure, design, appearance and content of the Site.
- collect traffic information on the Site’s users;
- ensuring security of the users on the Site;
- storing information about access to the Site;
- temporary storage of data entered in the calculators, tools, illustrations or demonstrations offered on the Site (if any);
- storing information on the preferences of the users, which allows us to improve the targeting;
- storing information about the stay of the users on the Site;
What types of cookies do we use?
These cookies are required to operate the Site and cannot be excluded from our systems. Typically, they are only set as a response to the actions you make, which are a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling of forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but some parts of our Site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.
“Cookies” to increase efficiency
These cookies allow us to track visitors and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the effectiveness of the Site. They help us to know which pages are the most popular and the least popular, and to understand how the visitors are moving within the Site. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore it is anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you visited the Site and we will not be able to monitor its efficiency.
These cookies allow the Site to provide improved functionality and personalization. They can be set by us or by third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not work properly.
We may also allow the use of third-party cookies. Such are cookies associated with software products that record anonymous user statistics (Google Analytics and others).
We do not have access to or control over cookies that are used or provided by third parties. This Policy does not envisage the manner a third party collects or treats such information. We recommend to you to get acquainted with the relevant third-party policies in order to be aware of their practices and behavior.
Personal data, if any, that are collected by cookies can only be used to perform specific user-related functions on the Site.
How long is the information kept?
The information is kept according to the type of the cookies. Regarding sessions’ cookies it is erased when the browser is closed, while the permanent ones may be valid for a few years.
Change cookie settings
Most sites automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want to accept them, you can configure your browser to reject them.
Most web browsers allow control of cookies using browser settings. Typically, you can find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu. You could delete all the cookies already stored on your computer and set up most browsers to block them completely.
Alternatively, an external source can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies, which can provide specific cookie information and how it can be managed according to the user’s preferences.
However, if you do so, you may need to manually configure some parameters each time you visit a site, and some services and features may not work. Unfortunately, in most cases, there is no universal option to disable cookies without limiting the functionality they add to a site. To learn more about cookies – including how to control them – you can visit https://cookiepedia.co.uk/ (information is available in English).
Visitors should keep in mind that cookies support the full functionality of a site, and their limitation or deletion may negatively affect its functionality.