Cookie policy

Cookie definition and function

A cookie is a file which is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Among other things, cookies allow a website to store and retrieve information on the net browsing habits of a user or computer. Depending on the information they contain and the way in which the computer is used, they may be utilised to recognise the user.

Like most internet websites, this site employs cookies to enhance and optimise the user’s experience. Below you will find detailed information on the types of cookies used on this site, how to disable them in your browser and in particular how to block the installation of third-party cookies.

Types of cookies used on this web and their purpose

Cookies allow us to make it easier for users to browse the web adapting the information and services we offer to their interests. They may be used on a permanent or temporary basis (session cookies). Permanent or persistent cookies are stored in your computer or mobile device for a period of not more than 24 months. We use first- and third-party cookies to collect aggregate statistical data through the information supplied through their use.

Types of cookies used on this portal

Operating cookie

These cookies allow surfing the web and the use of the different options and services on offer. They are also used to improve and optimise the functioning of our website. They store service configurations so the user will not have to reconfigure every time he/she visits our site.

Login cookies

Log cookies are created when registering or starting a session on our website, to access certain areas of the portal or to keep the user identified while logged in.

Analytical cookies

These cookies are used to collect information on how visitors use our website. We use this to prepare reports and to improve the site. These cookies are associated only to an anonymous user and his/her computer or device and do not provide details disclosing their personal data. They record the number of visitors to the site, the duration of the visits, the browser, type of terminal, the place of origin of the visitors and the sites visited.

Cookies to access social networks

These cookies are used to include links to social networks in order to connect and share particular portal content, so it will not be necessary to type in the information each time a connection button is pressed. The information is only stored in the social networks.

Geolocation cookies

These cookies are used to store information on the geolocation of computer terminals and mobile devices to supply more relevant services and content.

Cookie management

Information obtained through the processing of cookies is managed exclusively by the website owner.

What happens if the cookies are disabled?

It is possible to access your browser configuration at any time to modify and/or block the installation of cookies, but this might lead to certain functions being disabled and the access to certain content limited. The quality of the service provided may be affected.

How to disable and delete cookies

Through the option configuration of the browser installed on your computer you may accept, find out more about, block or delete cookies. For information on how to do this for the following browsers, see these links:

Cookies can be easily deleted from your computer or mobile device through the browser. For instructions on how to manage and delete cookies, go to the “help” browser tab. You will be able to disable the cookies and will be notified every time a new cookie is sent to your computer or mobile device. There are online tools to help users detect the cookies on each website they visit and to manage disabling them (e.g. Ghostery,,

Updating our cookie policy

We may update the Cookie policy on our website, so we recommend you revise it every time you access the site in order to be adequately informed on how and why we use cookies. The Cookie policy was last updated on October 2016.

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