What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site and allow a site to recognize your device. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience.
What are cookies used for?
Functionality cookies: used to activate specific functions of the website and a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service provided.
Analysis cookies: allow the responsible party to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of the web sites. The information gathered through such cookies is used for measuring the activity of web sites in order to make improvements based on the usage data analysis.
How do I change my cookie settings?
When you first access the website, you may receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept” you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.
You do not have to accept cookies although you may not be able to use certain features on the website. You can withdraw the consent at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on visitors’ computers, to help us analyze how visitors use the website. The information generated by the cookie about the visitors’ use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
On this website, IP anonymization has been activated. The IP addresses of Google users from European Union member states, or from other states contracting to the agreement on the European Economic Area, will be shortened. Only in exceptional cases will a complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of us, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the website for us, in order to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for us.
Google will not associate the IP address transferred in the context of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. For further information please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Users can prevent the collection of data about their use of the website (including their IP address) generated by the cookie, and the processing of data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
The legal basis for using Google Analytics and for analyzing usage of the website is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest we pursue is the improvement and optimization of the website for the benefit of the website visitor.