Cookie Policy


The website (the "Site") may set or read cookies and device identifiers when you use the Site.

I. General information about cookies and device identifiers

1. What is a cookie?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a User's computer, mobile device or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed.

The cookie is installed through a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (contains no software, no viruses and cannot access the information on the User's hard-drive). The Cookie stores certain information (e.g. preferred language or web page settings), which your browser may pass on to us when you access the web page again (depending on the lifetime of the Cookie).

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

2. What are the types of cookies?

There are several kinds of cookies. They are classified according to their lifetime, their role and their source, as follows:

2.1 . Cookies by lifetime

a) Session cookies

These are stored temporarily in the web browser's cookie folder so that it remembers them until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail account or social networks).

b) Persistent cookies

These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the User is currently visiting - known as "third party cookies" - which can be used anonymously to remember a User's interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to Users.

2.2. Cookies according to their role

a) Strictly necessary cookies

These types of cookies are necessary for the websites to function properly. Strictly necessary cookies allow you to navigate through the site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or remembering your wish list.

  1. Functional cookies

Functional cookies record information about the choices Users make and also allow us, the site operators, to customise the site to the User's requirements. For example, cookies can be used to save category/segment preferences.

  1. Performance and analytics cookies

These types of cookies enable website operators to monitor visits and traffic sources, how users interact with the website or certain sections of the website.

The information provided by analytics cookies helps operators to understand how visitors use websites and then use this information to improve the way content is presented to users.

  1. Advertising cookies

These cookies can provide the ability to monitor users' online activities and establish user profiles, which can then be used for marketing purposes. For example, cookies can be used to identify the products and services a user has chosen, and this information can then be used to send appropriate advertising messages to that user.

2.3. First party cookies vs third party cookies

Each cookie has a "responsible party" (i.e. the website/internet domain) that places that cookie.

First party cookies are placed by the website accessed by the user. For example, if the user visits Google and the domain of the cookie placed on their computer is then this is a first party cookie.

A third party cookie is set by a website other than the one you are visiting; this means that the website you are visiting also contains information from a third party website - for example, a banner ad that appears on the website you are visiting. So, if the user visits Google but the cookie placed on their computer has the domain, for example, then it is a third party cookie.

2.4 How do targeting and advertising cookies work?

In general, data about web browsing activity is collected and analysed anonymously. If this analysis reveals a specific interest, a cookie - a small text file used by most websites to store certain pieces of information useful for making the browsing experience better - is placed on the user's computer and this cookie determines which advertisement the user will receive, which is called interest-based advertising.

Interest-based advertising is a way of delivering advertisements on websites you visit and making them more relevant to your interests. Common interests are grouped according to previous browsing activity, and users are only served ads that match their interests. In this way, advertising is relevant to the User's interests.

3. What types of cookies and device identifiers do we use?

You can withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time by changing the options in the appropriate cookie settings available.

If you set your browser to also block necessary cookies, the Site may not function properly. Also, disabling other types of cookies (other than required cookies) could affect your operation or experience when using the Site.

3.1 Necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies allow you to browse the Site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to offer certain features.

Below are some examples of the necessary cookies we use on the Site.

3.2 Functional cookies

Functional cookies record information about the choices you have made and also allow us to tailor the Website to suit your needs and requests.

3.3 Performance and analytics cookies

These types of cookies help us understand how users use the Site. We only use this data for the purpose of improving the Services and the performance of the Site.

Here are some examples of how we use this data:

a. Information about the section(s) of the Site most frequently visited to help us improve Users' browsing experience;

b. Managing and resolving any Site malfunctions;

c. Design testing to improve the way the Site looks and works.

Sometimes these tests are performed by third parties on behalf of the Company.

3.4 Analytics services through Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

Based on your consent, Google will analyse on our behalf how you use our Site. For this purpose, we use, among other things, the cookies detailed in the table above. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of the Site (e.g. referring URL, the web pages you visit, your browser type, language settings, your operating system, screen resolution) will be sent to a Google server in the United States, where it will be stored and analysed; the corresponding results will then be made available to us in an anonymised form.

Furthermore, Google is certified in accordance with EU-US Privacy Shield standards, which ensure an adequate level of data protection with regard to data processing by Google in the US.

For more information about Google Analytics please see the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google Analytics security and privacy principles, and Google Privacy Policy.

You may withdraw your consent to web analytics at any time by either downloading and installing a Browser Plugin provided by Google or by managing your consent through the settings above.

3.5 We use the following cookies on our website:





_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.

The cookie is used to calculate data about visitors, sessions, campaigns and to track site usage for site analytics reporting. Cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

1 year, 21 days Analytics
_gid This cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps to create a report analysing the performance of the website. The data collected, including the number of visitors, the source they came from and the pages appeared in an anonymous form. 1 year, 20 days Analytics
_gat These cookies are set by Google Universal Analytics to narrow the request rate for limiting data collection on high traffic sites. 1 year, 20 days Performance

3.6 Social plug-ins

The Site may use or implement third party social media plug-ins. In general, your interaction with a plug-in gives the third party the ability to collect some information about you, including your IP address, header information and browser information.

4. How can I turn off cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites unusable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.

It is possible to set your browser to stop accepting cookies or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site.

5. Useful links

For more information about cookies and what they are used for we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide (

All About Cookies (

6. User use of Cookies and their control

Your browser will usually provide information on how to refuse, delete or block cookies. The following references will take you to that information, in relation to the most common browsers used:

7. Changes to this policy

This policy will be updated periodically as functional changes may occur, legislatively or internally. In the event of material changes, customers will be notified by email or via the Site before the changes take effect. We encourage Users to check this page periodically for updates on our privacy practices.

This policy was last updated on 21.11.2023