1. What are Cookies and what are they used for?
A Cookie means a small file that is to be stored on the computer or mobile device from where you access the Internet. The cookie is installed following a request issued by the user's terminal to a server or to a third-party server.
Cookies allow the service providers to offer custom-tailored services to users as the cookies allow the recognition of the devices that have been used and the presentation of content according to the users' preferences.
Cookies are used to collect data and create anonymous traffic statistics, which allow us to understand how users benefit from our page and to improve the structure and content without a personal identification of the user.
We use two types of cookies: session-based cookies (also known as temporary cookies) and persistent cookies (the cookies stored on the device). Session cookies remain on the user's device until the end of the session or up to the moment the application is closed. On the other hand, persistent cookies remain stored for a well-determined term by the cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted.
Cookies or similar technologies do not require personal information and - most often - do not personally identify internet users. However, in some cases, cookies collect data to facilitate certain functionalities for the user, but they encrypt them in a way that does not allow access to any unauthorized entities.
There are other technologies, such as Local Storage, that may be used like cookies.
2. How do we use the cookies?
On our website you may encounter at least one of the following types of cookies:
- cookies required for the operation of the site (example: cookies created by PHP sessions, Google Maps, YouTube) - as they are strictly necessary, they are set on your device when accessing the site or as a result of your actions on the site, as appropriate;
- cookies set by analysis scripts (example: Google Analytics);
- cookies needed for marketing and advertising purposes (example: Facebook, Google).
3. Cookies management and blocking
Generally, cookies and / or similar technologies are implicitly stored on users' devices.
There is an option to block the automatic management of cookies by the web browser or to inform the user whenever his/her permission is needed to install cookies on the device.
If you choose a limited use or to block the cookies, certain functionalities of our website may be affected, generating various errors in the use of the site.
If you still want to block cookies, use the appropriate button in the notification section at the bottom of the screen.
Cookies may be reactivated or deactivated at any time by accessing the module in the footer of each page.
Detailed information may be found in the web browser settings area.
4. Data security and privacy
Please be informed that you, as the user, may use the privacy settings provided onto the web browsers to set different levels of acceptance of cookies. Also, you may opt solely for a certain validity term of such cookies or for the automatic deletion of cookies after visiting the site.