Cookies are short texts sent to the user browser by the visited website and saved on the user’s computer. Cookies contain information that the site is able to read when visited again later.
Some of these cookies are necessary for correct site operation, others allow the site to safely save information on the user’s visit such as, for example, the preferred language, user name and other information. This can help facilitate the next site visit and improve the user’s experience in the site
Cookies are used for various purposes, we use them, for example, to track navigation paths, to make displayed information more pertinent, to better understand how visitors use the site and to count the number of visitors we host on a page.
When the user visits the site, information is collected on the computer and a cookie is sent to the user’s computer. This information is not made available to the user but automatically collected to support site service use.
If the user does not register on the site, we only collect a limited amount of personal data. We collect the user’s IP address to identify any problems associated with our server, to administrate the site and compile use statistics.
In any case, it will be extremely difficult to identify the user using an IP address alone and no attempts will be made to this regard.
Once the user registers on the site, the user’s personal information are associated with the cookie and remain on the user’s computer until manually deleted.
Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies but, if the user prefers, cookies can be disabled using the specific browser settings. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, you may have limited access to some site functions and parts.
You can set rules to manage cookies in some browsers site by site with a very simple procedure.
- Open Firefox
- Press the “Alt” key on the keyboard
- In the toolbar at the top of the browser, select “Tools” and then “Options”
- Select the “Privacy” tab
- Click “Chronology Settings:” then “Use custom settings”. Remove the “Accept cookies from sites” flag and save settings.
- Open Internet Explorer
- Click on the “Tools” key and then on “Internet Options”
- Select the “Privacy” tab and move the sliding device to the required privacy level (up to block all cookies or down to permit all cookies)
- Click OK
- Open Google Chrome
- Click on the “Tools” icon
- Select “Settings” and then “Advanced settings”
- Select “Content settings” under “Privacy”
- In the “Cookies” tab, remove the cookies flag and save settings
- Open Safari
- Select “Preferences” in the toolbar then select the “Security” panel in the following dialog box
- In the “Accept cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should save cookies from websites. For further information, click on the Help key (marked with a question mark)
- For further information on cookies saved on your computer, click “Show cookies”
For other types of browsers, please see the manufacturer’s specific documentation on how to restrict or block cookies.
To improve our site functions, optimise our offer and share content, we use third party technologies and services.
If you do not want the third party services used in the site to collect information or send cookies, disable cookies using the specific browser settings. These settings may, however, compromise both third party services and some site functions.
Specific information on the purpose and extent of data collection and consequent processing and data use through third party services as well as rights and settings on user privacy protection are available on each used service provider’s website:
We use an Analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
For further information on Google Analytics and data protection, visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
As with the majority of servers, we use logfiles. The log files include IP addresses, the type of server, the ISP, the reference and exit pages, the type of platform, the time data (date/hour), and the number of clicks. These files are useful to analyse the tendencies, run the site, trace the navigation course, diagnose the server problems and collect general demographic information on the use of the aggregated IP. The addresses and all the other registration data are not connected to identifiable or retraceable personal information.