What is a cookie and what is it use for?
A "cookie" is a small file that is sent to and stored on your computer, tablet, smartphone or any other device and provides information about your browsing activity.
They are widely used in order to make our website work better and in a more efficient way. This means that cookies allow us to identify which websites are helpful or not and which need to be improved.
The cookies are essential in order to enable well-functioning Internet, since they allow you take full advantage of our services, making your browsing on our website much easier. The cookies can absolutely not harm your device. On the contrary, if the cookies are activated, they provide us with helpful information to identify and solve errors.
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?
ACCORDING TO THE MANAGING ENTITY
- Own cookies
These are cookies who are sent by our web server to your web browser and can be stored on your computer’s hard drive. These cookie data allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly.
- Third party cookies
These are cookies sent by third parties to your browser. In this case, the cookies are not used on our behalf, but on behalf of another cooperating entity. For example, these are cookies used by social networks or Google Analytics.
ACCORDING TO THE PERIOD OF TIME THEY ARE ACTIVATED
- Session cookies
These are temporary cookies which are stored on your browser, but which will expire at the end of the user session, once the web browser is closed. Therefore, these cookies will not be stored on your computer’s hard drive. The data gathered by these cookies are useful to analyse traffic information on the website. In the long term, this information enables us to improve our website’s content and facilitate its usability.
- Persistent cookies
These are cookies sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiration period.
ACCORDING TO ITS PURPOSE
- Technical cookies
These cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the website and for providing the service offered to and requested by a user. For example, they enable the control of web data traffic, the access to restricted areas, the fulfilment of a purchase process, the usage of security elements, and the storage of contents to upload and share contents on social networks.
- Analytic cookies
These cookies allow us to quantify the number of users and collect statistical information about how visitors use our website. In doing so, the user’s navigation on our website is analysed in order to improve our products and services offered.
PURPOSE OF ALL COOKIES USED
In the following, you can find a detailed list of the cookies we use on our website and their purpose.
|Cookie Name||Purpose or related service|
|_cmsci_session||User session. Technical Cookie.|
|_ga||Google Analytics Service|
|_gat||Google Analytics Service|
|_gid||Google Analytics Service|
The expiration period for each cookie is defined in each case for each cookie.
HOW CAN YOU SET OR DEACTIVATE YOUR COOKIES?
You can allow, block or delete the installed cookies in your device by selecting the tools menu from your internet browser. Just in case you do not allow the cookies’ installation on your browser, you may not be able to access to some of our services and your experience when using our website may turn less successful. In the following links you can find some information regarding the setting and deactivation of cookies for each browser:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Safari for IOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Chrome for Android