PRIVACY AND COOKIES
What are cookies and how we use them
What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small files sent to and stored on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies are stored in your browser’s file directory. The next time you visit the site, your browser will read the cookie and retransmit the information to the website or entity that originally created the cookie. To learn more about these technologies and how they work, visit, for example, allaboutcookies.org.
Why are cookies used on this site?
Cookies are used on this site to offer you a more functional experience.
These cookies are essential for our websites to function and are key to ensuring you have a trouble-free experience. You can navigate without interruptions, for example by remembering the selected language and country and preserving authentication for restricted areas of the site.
These cookies allow us to improve our website by observing how it is used. We carry out analytical profiling to understand, for example, the unique users who read a particular page (to know what is more popular) or if a file has been viewed or downloaded. We also look at where content is being accessed so we know how to organize our site, for an optimal user experience.
These cookies help make the content as personalized as possible, for example by showing you targeted banners and related suggestions. We examine the type of referral used to reach our sites, such as an email campaign or a link from a referring site, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.
We use these cookies to dynamically serve advertisements both on this site and from selected third parties. It is possible that our site includes entities that create cookies on behalf of third parties, for example a Facebook “Like” button or a Twitter “Tweet” button.
How can I manage cookies?
You can examine the options available to manage cookies in your browser. The browser can be used to manage cookies relating to basic functions, site improvement, personalization and advertising. Different browsers use different ways to disable cookies, but they are usually found under the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult your browser’s Help menu. In addition to managing cookies, browsers usually allow you to control files similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects, for example by enabling the browser’s privacy mode. By disabling cookies, some parts of the site may not be usable or not function properly. If you delete your cookies from your browser, you may need to remember to reinstall the cookies you have opted out of.
How long do we keep your information?
It depends on the types of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, including Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.
What else should you know?
We may make changes to this Policy. However, if this Policy is changed substantially, a notice will be posted advising of such change at the top of the Policy and on the home page of the site. We suggest that you check the Policy from time to time to inform yourself of any changes.