Cookies Definition and purpose
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when visiting certain webpages with the purpose of storing and retrieving user browsing information. Cookies are little pieces of information, which are saved as plain text files to the user’s computer or device by a website. The information stored in a cookie may be related to user’s browsing habits, or it could contain a unique user identification number for a website to “remember” the user on his/her next visit.
Normally, cookies contain no personally identifiable information, unless the user provides said information through a web form. Cookies do not compromise the user’s equipment security.
Disabling cookies may negatively impact your user experience.
If you wish to restrict or block cookies from any website, including this website, you need to change each of your browses’ web content settings on each computer or device used to access the Internet. Each browser has its own web content settings. You can learn how to change these settings on different browsers by clicking on the following links:
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Cookies we use
This website uses the following types of cookies:
- Session cookies are temporarily stored and deleted as soon as the Internet browser is closed. These cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user visits our website.
- Persistent cookies are stored to the user’s computer or device until expiration or deletion. The stored data can be treated for a defined period of time. These cookies remember your personal preferences, such as your language setting on multilingual websites, for future visits. They also remember your answers to our previous questions, such as those in an online survey.
- Third party cookies This website has third party partners that, on our behalf, track the use of our website, as well as the effectiveness of our advertisements and promotions in third party websites. When doing so, they may store cookies in your computer or device. However, these cookies do not contain any user’s personal information that third parties can read or understand.
The complete list of the types of cookies used by this website, together with a brief description for each one of them, are shown below. Cookies referred to as ‘Proprietary’ are required for the normal browsing of our websites.
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