The software applications we use may leverage the “cookie” technology. The main function of cookies is to facilitate navigation for the user. Cookies may provide data on in-site navigation and unlock functionality of certain services requiring identification of the user’s path through different pages of the website. Regardless of the presence of a cookie, the type of browser, the operating system (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux, etc.), the original host and the URL of the visitor as well as the data concerning the requested page are recorded each time our portal is accessed. The user may configure their own browser at all times, so that they are informed whenever they receive a cookie and consequently decide to delete it. For further information regarding cookies, please visit the website of your browser provider.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small-size text strings which are stored on the user’s computer whenever they visit a specific website page. Most browsers enable cookies by default. For instructions on how to change cookie settings in your browser, please read below. Cookies are not harmful for your device. We install cookies which do not retain any personal information. We only use data to improve your browsing experience. By way of example, cookies are useful to identify and resolve errors. For further information regarding cookies, please visit the and websites.

Cookies may perform several functions, such as allowing the user to navigate the various pages of a website efficiently and, in general, they may improve the user’s browsing experience. The website owner reserves the right to use cookies with the user’s consent wherever permitted by law or by applicable regulations to facilitate browsing the website and to customise the information displayed. The website owner also reserves the right to use similar systems to collect information about the users of the website, such as the browser type or the operating system in use, for statistical or security purposes.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are two categories of cookies: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Once downloaded, session cookies are deleted on closing the browser, whereas persistent cookies are stored until expiration or deletion. The session cookies we use help us speed up the analysis of internet traffic and facilitate the user’s access to the services offered by the website. Session cookies are mainly used for authentication, authorisation and navigation for services which are accessed via log-in. Most browsers are configured to enable cookies by default. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you may configure your computer so that it disables them or displays an alert whenever they are saved. If you disable the use of cookies, some website functionality might not be correctly enabled and some services might not be available. The use of so-called session cookies is strictly limited to transmitting session identifiers, which are necessary to allow secure and efficient browsing through the website. Such data are of sheer technical nature, have temporary validity and are not collected to identify the user although their functioning mechanisms might allow their identification if combined with other data retained by third parties (e.g. the user’s internet connection provider). First-party cookies can only be read by the domain that generated them.

Third-party cookies are

generated and readable by domains outside this website. The software we use generates a cookie to produce usage statistics. The data generated by this cookie are stored at Google, Inc.

For how cookies work in Google Analytics, please refer to the official documentation provided by Google at:

How can I disable cookies?

Most browsers enable cookies automatically, but the user may choose to disable them. If you do not wish that your computer receives and stores cookies, you can change the security settings in your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.). There are different methods to manage cookies and other traceability technologies. By changing your browser settings, you may enable or disable cookies or decide to receive an alert before enabling a cookie depending on the website you are visiting. You may also delete all the cookies which are installed in the cookies folder in your browser. Each browser has its own procedure to manage settings.

Click on one of the links below to obtain specific instructions:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click on the “Tools” icon in the upper right corner of your screen and choose “Internet options”. In the pop-up window, choose “Privacy”.

You may set your cookies options here or via the link

Google Chrome

Click on the tools icon in the upper right corner of your screen and choose “Settings”. Select “Show advanced settings” (“Under the hood’”) and change your “Privacy” settings.

You may set your cookies options here or via the link

Mozilla Firefox

Select “Options” from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner of your screen. In the pop-up window, choose “Privacy”.

You may set your cookies options here or via the link

Apple Safari

Select “Preferences” from the drop-down settings menu in the upper right corner of your screen. Choose “Security”.

You may set your cookies options here or via the link

If you are not using any of the above browsers, select “Cookies” from your browser’s Help section to find out where your cookie folder is located.

Disabling Flash cookies

Click on the following link to change your settings regarding Flash cookies.

Google Analytics Cookies

To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting your navigation data, download your browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics from:

Last updated: 20/05/2015