Definition of cookies
Cookies are small files sent to a browser by means of a web server to record users’ activity in a specific site. The first objective of cookies is to provide faster access to the desired services to users. Moreover, cookies customise the services provided by the website, providing and offering information of the user’s interest or that may be of interest, according to the use made of the services.
A user may set their browser to send notifications and to prevent the installation of cookies sent by the website, without affecting the user’s access to the website’s content. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that the operation quality of the website might decrease.
Moreover, the website shall be able to know the services requested by the user, in the aim of providing or offering the adequate information in line with the user’s likings or preferences.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified, according to their permanence, as follows:
“Session cookies”: these expire as soon as the user closes the browser.
“Persistent cookies”: these expire according to the achieved purpose (for example, to keep the user identified while using services) or when they are manually eliminated.
Third party cookies
In this website, the following third-party cookies are used:
Acceptance of cookies in the browser or cookies specific to a service can be cancelled. Modern Internet browsers allow to modify cookies settings which are usually located under the “Options” or “Preferences” section. Additionally, there are add-ons provided free of charge that prevent downloading of Website cookies when an e-mail is opened.
The following links provide more information on how to disable cookies on the most popular browsers: