A cookie is a small file of text (with a maximum of [number] characters) stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to identify your computer to servers hosting our website. Cookies are necessary make some functionality available to you, because of the way in the internet works. The HTTP and HTTPS protocols use TCP/IP which is known as “stateless” protocols. Communications using stateless protocols have no memory of which computer on the internet accesses our website. Cookies enable that ability and are necessary for a variety of purposes which are set out below, and the reasons we use them.
Cookies enable us to:
- gauge usage patterns of our website
- store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests
- speed up your searches on our site
- recognise you when you return to our site
- secure our website from abuse.
We use the following cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to this Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to this Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make this Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We do not use intrusive cookies on our site to collect your personal information. Nor do our cookies store financial information or information which is capable of identifying you (such as your name or address).
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of this Website and restrict you from using certain functionality on this Website.
You can also use the sublime TOR browser to hide your identity online, or use VPN service, such as VyprVPN or HMA. Your browser may have free plugins available to establish a VPN between your computer and the rest of the Internet.
The ‘Help’ menu of your internet browser can help you finding out how to remove cookies. Below some quick links to help pages:
- Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/12454/windows-10-microsoft-edge-privacy-faq
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265.