What are cookies?

The EU Directive 2009/136/EC (e-Privacy) regulates the use of cookies on websites. This was implemented on May 25, 2012 in Italy. A cookie is a short snippet of text that is sent to your browser by a website you visit. It stores information about your last visit, such as your preferred language or other settings.

Cookies are divided into two main groups:

  1. Technical cookies: These contain data to enable the functioning of the website and the services requested by the user, such as navigation or login features. Without these cookies, parts of the website will not work properly.
  2. Profiling cookies: These are used to record the navigation of the user on the Internet and to create a profile of the interests, habits and decisions of the user. Such cookies may be used to display advertisements or products that may interest you.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to ensure the best possible user experience. In addition, third party services are used to determine how you navigate through our website and what content interests you. These services also store cookies on your device.

How can I stop the storage of cookies?

You can disable or delete cookies based on your browser settings. Disabling cookies may cause some websites to stop working as intended.

How to disable cookies:

Microsoft Edge:

On your computer, open the Edge browser.

Click the Menu button, found at the top-right corner of the web page, and then click Settings.

Click Cookies and site permissions and then Manage and delete cookies and site data.

Check to not Allow sites to save and read cookie data.

Restart Edge.

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on the ‘Menu’ button and choose ‘Settings’.

Go to the ‘Privacy’ section.

In the ‘Firefox will:’ section choose ‘Use custom settings for history’.

Uncheck the box at ‘Accept Cookies from sites’.

Click on ‘OK’.

Google Chrome:

Choose the Chrome ‘Menu’ item.

Choose ‘Settings’.

At the bottom of the page choose ‘Show advanced settings’.

In the ‘Privacy’ section click the ‘Content settings’ button.

Choose ‘Block sites from saving any data’.

Choose ‘Done’.

You can also disable and/or delete individual non-technical third-party cookies as explained on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA):