What are cookies and how are they used?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
- Analytical or performance cookies.These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How to disable cookies
The most popular browsers provide the possibility to block exclusively third-party cookies, accepting only those issued by the site itself. Moreover, some companies which generate cookies on third-party sites offer the possibility to simply and immediately disable their own cookies only, even when these are anonymous, in other words identifying personal data is not recorded (e.g. IP address).
Most web browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically.
If the user does not wish their computer to receive and store cookies, they can modify the security settings of their browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc.).
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click the 'Tools' icon in the top right corner of the window and select 'Internet Options'. Select the 'Privacy' tab in the pop-up window. From here you can change the cookie settings.
Click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the window and select 'Settings'. Click Advanced, then make the desired changes to the Privacy settings.
Click on the drop-down menu in the top left corner, then select 'Options'. Select 'Privacy' in the pop-up window. From here you can change the cookie settings.
Click on the drop-down menu in the top right corner and choose 'Preferences'. Click on 'Security', then change the cookie settings.
In order to learn more about cookies and how to manage or disable third-party or marketing/retargeting cookies, visit WWW.YOURONLINECHOICES.COM
In order to disable analytics cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting information about your browsing, you can download a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics: HTTPS://TOOLS.GOOGLE.COM/DLPAGE/GAOPTOUT.
You can find more information about the individual cookies used by us or third parties through our website and the purposes for which they are used, in the table below. Please note that we have no control over cookies used by third parties.
|Google Analytics||These cookies allow analysis at an aggregate level of users' activities within the site. Which pages are viewed, the navigation paths, the session length. The data are handled in anonymous form.||https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
|Google Tag Manager||These cookies are used to allow third-party tags and scripts inserted in the site to be checked and enabled.|
|Google Maps||These cookies are used by Google Maps to store user information and preferences when they wish to locate branches or sales outlets on the maps generated automatically by Google and integrated in the website. They are used only on pages displaying Google maps content. To learn more about cookie handling, please visit the Google website.|
|Google Maps||These are cookies used by Google Maps to store user preferences when displaying maps (PREF) and to keep track of visitor behavior (other cookies).|
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 6 months.