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This document provides detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used and how to manage them.

Definitions and types of cookies

Cookies are small text files (containing letters and/or numbers) that allow web servers to store information on a client aplication (the browser) that can be reused in the course of the same visit to the site (session cookies) or on subsequent visits made even after several days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored on a specific browser on the device used (computer, tablet, smartphone), based on the user's preferences.

There are various types of cookies. Below are the types of cookies that can be used on this website with a description of their purpose.

  • Technical Cookies: cookies of this type are necessary for the correct operation of some areas of the website. Cookies in this category include both persistent and session cookies. In the absence of these cookies, the site or portions of it may not work properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always sent from our domain.
  • Analytical cookies: cookies of this type are used to collect information on how a visitors uses the website, which keywords are used to reach the site, the websites visited prior to arriving to the website or which marketing campaign origiated the traffic. The website owner can use this information to compile reports and improve the website. These Cookies collect information anonymously. Cookies of this type are sent from the website itself or from third-party domains.
  • Cookies used to integrate third-party functionalities: cookies of this type are used to integrate third-party functionalities on the website (for example, social network icons that allow visitors to share the site content). Cookies in this category can be sent from the domains of these sites that may offer their relative features on this website.
  • Profiling Cookies: they are aimed at creating user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. This site does not install proprietary versions of these types of cookies.
Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to allow the website to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of examining your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for its operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse to use cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, but please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the methods and purposes indicated above.

You may prevent Google from detecting a cookie that is generated due to - and linked to - your use of this website (including your IP address), sa well as the processing of related data, by downloading and installing this browser plugin :http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies "survive" when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent, and their duration is set by the server when they are created. A duration is always specified, even if it can be in the very distant future, making cookies potentially "infinite" in practice.
This site does not use persistent cookies. However, by browsing the pages of this site, you can interact with sites managed by third parties that can create or modify permanent and profiling cookies.

Management of cookies

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using the appropriate settings in her/his browser.

Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical or third-party cookies can compromise the use of some features of the site.

The best browsers allow you to define different settings for "proprietary" and "third party" cookies.

Below are some web resources that illustrate how to proceed for each of the main browsers:

 

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