The following document contains the policies below, click the title to jump to the appropriate section:
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Each cookie is containing pairs of (key, data) values - for example (first name, John) (last name, Doe). Thereafter when you visit a site, a message is sent back to the web server by the browser accessing the site. Once the cookie has been read by the code on the server or client computer, the data can be retrieved and used to customize the web page appropriately. The cookie allows the Service to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. If a cookie file is stored in your web browser that allows the Service or a Third-Party to recognize you. Most browsers support cookies and are set to accept cookies by default, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
Who can access cookies?
When a cookie is created it is possible to control its visibility by setting its "root domain". It will then be accessible to any URL belonging to that root. For example, the root could be set to "example.com" and the cookie would then be available to sites in "example.com" or "www.example.com". This might be used to allow related pages to use the same preferences. It is not possible to set the root domain to "top level" domains such as ".com" or ".net" since this would allow widespread access to the cookie.
At the time of creation, cookies can be restricted to a given sub path - for example "www.example.com / images".
to enable certain functions of the Service,
to store your preferences,
to provide analytics,
to enable advertisements delivery, including online behavioral advertising (OBA).
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service, and we may use different types of cookies to run the Service. All types of cookies, however they are generated, are subject to the Cookie law:
Session Cookies. Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and they are deleted when you close your browser. Its main purpose is to identify the type of device, support security website or its basic functionality.
Permanent / Persistent Cookies. They are stored in the storage of the device and our website read them whenever you make a visit. It has a date of expiration determined, accomplished which cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; analyze the visits and help us to improve.
Required / Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential techniques and strictly necessary for the proper operation of a web portal and services. We use essential cookies e.g. to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. These keep you logged in during your visit. Without these cookies you might have to log in on every page you go to.
Functional Customization Cookies: These cookies allow the user to customize some features or general settings of the Web page, for example, set the language, locale etc. We may use Customization Cookies.
Advertising Cookies: The advertising cookies enable the management of advertising space based on specific criteria. Our third parties may use tracking technologies to gather information about your activities on this and other websites you visit in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. The advertising management information is storing behavior through observing habits, studying the entrances, frequency of access and forming a profile. The advertiser uses the browsing information collected from these cookies to:
restrict the number of times you see the same ad (frequency capping),
help show other ads that are relevant to you while you're on our websites. This is often called online behavioral advertising (OBA). OBA is a way of using information about your web-browsing activity, collected by using cookies, to group you with other users into interest groups and show you advertisements based on those interests.
We may also use "affiliate" cookies. Some of our web pages may contain promotional links to other companies' sites. If you follow one of these links and then register with or buy something from that other site, a cookie is sometimes used to tell that other site that you came from one of our sites. That other site may then remunerate us for the successful referral.
First-Party (Own) cookies: First-Party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting.
Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies are those generated by internal or external providers, such as Google
(http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html) etc. We may also use various Third-Parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.
You may sign-in into our products and services by third parties' cookies and / or third-party applications. It is not covered by our Privacy Notice. We do not have access or control over them.
What about other types of cookies?
In addition to the HTTP cookies, there are other technologies that work in similar ways to cookies such as Flash Local Shared Objects (LSOs) and Silverlight cookies. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. You can control them. Visit also the websites below:
How can you opt out
You may delete and select not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser.
Please note, if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all the features and functions and some of our pages might not display properly or be available at all.
What is "Do Not Track"?
"Do Not Track" is a setting found in most web browsers that enables users to automatically ask websites no to track them. Our websites may ignore "Do Not Track" requests, but you may select not to accept cookies by changing the designated settings on your web browser. This site does not pass data to the third parties that their pages pull in, unless a particular third party is allowed to have collected the data independently about you over time and across sites.
More information: https://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/dnt-for-users.html
What are your choices regarding cookies
Kindly note that the settings in your browser regarding cookies is limited to the particular browser installed on a particular device and that, as a consequence, if you visit our websites with different browsers or different devices, you have to disable the cookies in the browsers of all relevant devices.
Please note, if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features and functions and some of our pages might not display properly or be available at all.
How to comply?
The laws apply across the EU, although are implemented differently in each country. All businesses in the EU therefore need to comply with the regulations and be bound by those in their own country.
The law is designed to protect the privacy of individuals within the EU. In theory, this means that any website that serves EU citizens has to comply with respect to those citizens, regardless of who owns the website.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies on the following Third-Party websites:
To learn more about Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002, refer to ePrivacy directive.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review.