What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping cart.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
Third party cookies and embedded content
Below we have provided you more information about cookies set by the Websites.
Third-party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving. This type of cookie (Third-Parties cookies) requires the user’s consent.
|_ga||Stored cookie||Expires after 2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Session cookie||Expires after 10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||Stored cookie||Expires after 24 h||Used to distinguish users.|
|_PHPSESSID||Session cookie||Expires after 10 minutes||Used to remind to the application the state of the user’s session.|
|_NID||Third-Parties stored cookie||Expires after 6 months||With this preference cookie the browser sends this cookie with requests to Google. The NID cookie contains a unique ID that is used by Google to store your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language etc. It is possible to download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en|
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site (including your shortened IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our websites, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services associated with the use of our Site and services related to the use of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third-parties if this is required by law or if third-parties process this data on behalf of Google.
We inform you, however, that the Google Analytics code has been integrated on this site to anonymize your IP address.
We do not sell the information collected by our cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
If you wish to check what cookies are set on your device through the website, it is possible to know how to do so in the above section dedicated to third-party cookies.
Management of the cookies
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how to do it. Alternatively, it is possible to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to perform this operation on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Hereafter, some links of reference to understand the procedure to deactivate cookies on the most used browsers: