What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text file that a web server can save on a computer's hard drive to store certain information about the user. The cookie identifies the equipment uniquely, and can only be read by the website that sent it to the system.
A cookie is not an executable file or a program and therefore cannot spread or contain a virus or other malicious software, nor can it be longer than 4,000 characters.
What are cookies for?
Type of cookies:
- Analytical Cookies: collect information on the use made of the website.
- Social cookies: these are necessary for external social networks (Facebook, Twitter Linkedin).
- Technical cookies: these are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
The user can configure their browser to accept, or reject, the cookies received or for the browser to notify them when a server wants to store a cookie or delete them from their computer. You can find the instructions in the security settings in your web browser.
- If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Configuration.
- If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies.
- If you use Google Chrome, in the menu option Settings> Privacy.
- If you use Safari, in the menu option Preferences> Security.
In the "Help" section on your browser, you will find a toolbar which allows you to change the configuration of your computer, however, some of the features of our online services may not work or may be more difficult to access if you reject all cookies.
Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode, in which cookies are always deleted after your visit. This depends on each browser; private browsing can have different names, and below you can find a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this "private mode":
- Internet Explorer 8 and higher: InPrivate
- FireFox 3.5 and higher: Private navigation
- Google Chrome 10 and higher: Unknown
- Safari 2 and higher: Private navigation
- Opera 10.5 and higher: Private navigation
Please read the help section of your browser carefully to learn more about how to activate "private mode". You can continue to visit our website even if your browser is in "private mode", however, the user experience may not be optimal and some utilities may not work.
Changes in the Cookies Policy