Cookies policy

Cookies and local storage policy

Using this website with your browser's cookies and local storage settings enabled requires the acceptance of our use of cookies according to this policy. To avoid cookies, it is possible to disable them in the web browser.
Cookies and local storage are part of the web technology and are not harmful, but it is important that you understand the implications to your privacy.
This policy is part of our privacy policy and explains the following:
  • What is a cookie?
  • What are cookies used for?
  • What is local storage?
  • What are third-party cookies?
  • Web browsers with a private browsing option
  • How do I block or delete the cookies?
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small temporary files stored in your browsing device (computer, telephone, tablet, etc) when you visit a website. Cookies enable the website to store certain information in your device, for example, to store user preferences or to recognize you if you visit the website later.
When a cookie is created in your device, the following information is stored:
  • The address (domain) of the website that created the cookie.
  • The duration of the cookie (may last just some minutes or for years).
  • The content of the cookie.
You can configure your web browser at any time to block the use of cookies by certain websites. You may delete previously stored cookies as well.
What are cookies used for?
  • Essential cookies. Technical cookies are necessary to manage your flow within the website or to keep you logged in. If you block the, it is possible that certain parts of the website might not work properly.
  • Customization cookies. Necessary to remember certain user preferences.
  • Analytic cookies. These cookies help us and third parties to record where visits are originated and how users interact with the website, in order to create analytics that helps us to enhance the website structure and contents.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to manage the advertisements displayed, their content and frequency.
  • Behavioral advertising cookies. These cookies help to track your browsing behavior in order to create a profile to determine relevant advertisements for you.
  • Social sharing cookies. Cookies are required to log you into your social networks in order to share content.
What is local storage?
Local storage is a file created by a website in your device. Cookies are just one type of local storage, but there are others. It is important that you know them so you can block them or delete the data stored by them:
  • Browser local storage. Some websites use the browser's "sessionStorage" and "localStorage" to store data; "sessionStorage" is stored temporarily, but the “localStorage” is persistent. You may erase them by deleting your browser's history.
  • Flash local storage ("Flash Local Shared Objects"). Flash is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content to websites. Flash can store data in your device.
  • Silverlight local storage ("Isolated Objects"). Silverlight is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content to websites. Silverlight can store data in your device.
  • A web beacon is a tracking method that consists of an image embedded into a website. When your browser connects to the server where the image is located to download it, your access is tracked. Sometimes web beacons are very small or transparent images so the user is not aware of them.
What are third-party cookies?
Many websites incorporate functions or features provided by third parties, like:
  • Analytics on website usage.
  • Interactive maps.
  • Videos and multimedia elements.
  • Social-sharing buttons.
  • Advertisements.
The providers of these functions or features may use cookies and local storage. They may trigger cookies and other mechanisms to track your browsing behaviour in order to create a profile to show you advertisements targeted to your interests.
When you browse this website with cookies and local storage enabled, you must accept the privacy policy of the providers of the following functions:
Website function or feature Third party providing the function or feature Privacy policy of the third party
Google Analytics Google, Inc
Google Maps, Youtube Google, Inc
Facebook Like Facebook, Inc
Twitter social sharing functions Twitter, Inc
Tumblr social sharing functions Tumblr, Inc.
Pinterest social sharing functions Pinterest, Inc
Instagram social sharing functions Instagram, LLC
Linkedin social sharing functions LinkedIn Ireland / LinkedIn Corporation
Vimeo videos Vimeo, LLC
PayPal Europe (European Union Users) PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
PayPal (non-European Union users) PayPal, Inc
Blog hosted at Automattic, Inc
Social sharing functions with third-party plugin by AddThis, Inc
Social sharing functions with third-party plugin by ShareThis, Inc
View photos, videos and slides in Slidely EasyHi ltd.
Zopim Live Chat is a feature wich enables us to chat with our web visitors Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd
Histats is a web analytics service Wisecode SRL
Some of these functions track your browsing in order to create a profile of your interests, so they can show you advertisements that are relevant to you. Cookies and local storage are tools that help to collect your browsing behavior.