What are cookies?
Cookies are little text files which are sent to the visitors’ browsers and are stored on their devices when they visit a website. The term “Cookies” also refers to other similar technologies used to install and/or collect information on or from the visitors’ terminal equipment such as pixels.
What are the categories of cookies?
In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies: their provenance, how long they endure, and what purpose they serve. Depending on their provenance cookies are classified as “First-party Cookies” and “Third-party cookies”.
First party Cookies are set by the website you’re visiting. Third-party Cookies are set by an entity that is distinct from the one that operates the website visited by the user. This happens when a website uses external services placing their own Cookies.
Depending on their endurance cookies are classified as “Session Cookies” and “Persistent Cookies”. A Session Cookie is automatically deleted when the user closes his/her browser. A Persistent cookie remains stored in the user’s terminal device until it reaches a defined expiration date.
Finally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as “Strictly necessary Cookies”, “Functionality Cookies” (or “preferences cookies”), “Performance cookies” (also known as “Statistics Cookies”), and “Marketing Cookies” (also known as “Targeting Cookies”).
For example, “Strictly Necessary Cookies” are required for the proper functioning of the Website. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website. They are used to respond to actions made by you when requesting services, such as filling out forms. These cookies are always active, and, according to the applicable law, Website operators do not need your consent to use them.
What cookies do we use?
Of the different types of cookies, the Website uses the following:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Basic interactions & functionalities
- Experience enhancement
- Targeting & Advertising
- International Data Transfers
Some Cookies are put in place by third-party partners that provide their services. For service efficiency purposes, some of these providers’ servers may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Therefore, some cookie-related information may be transferred outside the EEA. We inform you that this data is transferred with adequate safeguards and is always kept safe.