In accordance with European Union legislation, organisations that place cookies on their users’ computers through their sites are required to obtain the user’s “consent”, after providing clear and complete information on how cookies are used on these aforesaid sites.
This said, and in order to comply with this obligation, we have adopted four measures:
Cookies are small text files that a site, when accessed by the user, stores in your computer or mobile device through your Internet browser. The storage of cookies helps the site to recognise your device the next time you visit it. We use the term cookies in this policy to identify all the files that collect information this way.
Cookies are used to help determine the usefulness, interest and number of times the site is accessed, allowing a faster and more efficient navigation therefore eliminating the need to repeatedly introduce the same information.
Our cookies have different roles:
- Crucial cookies – some cookies are crucial to access specific areas of our site. They allow site navigation and the use of its applications, as well as accessing private areas of the site through login. Without these cookies, we wouldn’t be able to provide the services you require.
- Analytical cookies – we use these cookies to analyse the way users navigate the site to monitor its performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by personalising our site’s content and quickly identify and amend any problems that may arise.
For example, we use performance cookies to understand which pages are the most popular, which method of connection between pages is most efficient, or to determine the reason why some pages are receiving error messages. Based on site’s use, we can also make use of these cookies to highlight articles or services that we think might be of interest to our users. These cookies are solely used to create and analyse statistics, without ever collecting personal information.
- Functionality cookies – We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember users’ preferences. For example, cookies deter the need to enter the user‘s name each time they access the site.
We also make use of these functionality cookies to provide the user with advanced services, for example making a comment on an article. In short, functionality cookies store users’ preferences related to their use of the site in order for the site to be already configured for future accesses.
- Permanent cookies – Stored on the browser of your devices (desktop, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever the user accesses the site. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the user’s interests, allowing us to provide a more personalised service.
- Session cookies - These are temporary and remain in your browser’s cookies folder until you leave the site. The information collected allows us to identify problems and provide a better navigation experience.
We would like to remind you that on deactivating cookies, parts of our site might not operate correctly.
For statistical purposes our newsletters may contain a single “pixel” which allows us to know if they are open and check the clicks through links or advertisements within the newsletter.
The user can always deactivate the sending of the newsletter through their personal area.
You can obtain more information about cookies on this page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.