Politics of cookies

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer so that we can recognise you. Cookies help us improve the quality of our website by allowing us to see which pages you find useful and which you do not.

Cookies are essential for the internet to work as they provide endless advantages in interactive service provision and make it easier for you to browse and use our website. Cookies do not damage your computer - to the contrary, they help us identify and solve errors.

The following information will help you understand the different types of cookies: 

  • Session Cookies: Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave the website, so they are not saved to your hard drive. The information obtained through these cookies is used to analyse website traffic patterns. In the long term, this enables us to provide a better experience to improve the web content and make it easier to use.
  • Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive and our website reads them every time you visit our site. A persistent cookie has a set expiry date. The cookie stops working after that date. In general, we use them to facilitate purchase and registration services.

Below you will find a list of the main cookies that we use on our website, namely:

  • Strictly necessary cookies such as those used to ensure correct web browsing, or that allow you to pay for goods or services you have sought, or that are used to ensure the webpage content loads properly.
  • Third party cookies such as those used by social networks or complementary external content e.g. Google Maps.
  • Analytic cookies are used for periodical maintenance. In order to guarantee you best service possible, websites usually use  analytic cookies to collect statistical data on activity.

List of Description of Cookies

The following tables outline the cookies described above and used on our Website

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

Name of Cookie

Use

Expires

ASPSESSIONID

This cookie has a session identifier which is a device that distinguishes between the visits of the different users when several users are visiting the website at the same time. It is essential for the interactive use of the site.

For further information, consult the manual page for ASP sessions.

When the browser is closed


ANALYTIC COOKIES

Name of Cookie

Use

Expires

_ga

It is used to control the unique visitors of the web, it stores a unique client identifier.

2 years

_gat

It is used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session.

10 minutes

_gid

It is used to distinguish users.

24 hours

 

Cookies do not collect data on browsing behaviour during the first minute, but once the time indicated has elapsed, it is understood that you accept these terms and conditions as you have not left the website.

Complementary Guarantees - Cookies Management:

As a complementary guarantee to those described above, the registry of cookies may be subject to your acceptance during the installation or update of the browser, and this acceptance can be revoked at all times through the content configuration and privacy options available.

Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode which means that cookies are always deleted after your visit. This private mode has a different name depending on the browser used. Below you will find a list of the most common browsers and the different names for "private mode":

  • Internet Explorer 8 and up; InPrivate
  • Safari 2 and up; Private Browsing
  • Opera 10.5 and up; Private Browsing
  • FireFox 3.5 and sup; Private Browsing
  • Google Chrome 10 and up; Incognito 

Important Note:

Please read your browser's Help section carefully to find out more on how to activate "private mode". You can continue to visit our website even if your browser is in "private mode", although the browsing session may not be optimal and some functions might not work properly.