What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text sent to the user's browser by a website he/she is visiting and which is stored on the user's terminal (i.e. a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc.). It helps the website to remember information about the users' visit, such as his/her preferred language and other settings, information which is stored from one session to another thus customizing the web page appropriately. Cookies play a very important role in improving users' experiences on the web.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies store information only during the one visit, whereas persistent cookies store the data on the terminal and this info can be retrieved from the database for future sessions.
Technical cookies: They allow the user to browse through the website or application by using the various options or services offered. For example, in case of traffic control and data communication, they are essential to identify the session, access restricted Web parts, remember the elements of an order, allow the request for registration or participation in an event, use the security features during navigation and store content for broadcast video or sound.
Cookies customization: They allow users to access the service with some general data by default, or any other user defined setting already stored on their terminal. For example, the language, the type of browser to be used to access the service, the design of selected content, geolocation terminal and place where the service can be accessed.
Third Party Cookies: On some web pages it is possible to install third-party cookies allowing the user to manage and enhance the services offered. This is the case, for example, of Google Analytics and Google Fonts statistical services.
This website makes use of the following third party cookies:
How to handle and/or disable cookies
In addition to the above links suggested for each type of cookie, each browser provides methods to reduce or disable cookies. For further information on cookies configuration for each browser please visit the following links:
For further instructions on how to remove cookies from smartphones/tablets, please refer to the user manual of your device.