This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
A “cookie” is a small file, usually encrypted, located in the folders of the web browser you use. Cookies are created by online content producers for site users in order to help them navigate the Internet more efficiently and to grant access to certain features.
These files are not viruses. Because these files do not contain codes, they cannot be executed, nor can they access other files or folders on your computer. As long as they store information about a user’s Internet browsing, both specific addresses and browsing various sites. cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Anti-spyware programs, being aware of this possible problem, delete certain “cookies” following routine checks.
What kind of cookies do we use?
In terms of storage time we use:
Fixed “cookies”: these remain on the user’s device for a specified period of time, specified in the “cookie”. They are used every time the user visits the address that created that file.
Session cookies: These files are temporary. They allow website operators to connect the actions that a user takes during an internet browsing session.
Also, in terms of functionality, we use four different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary “cookies”: these are essential to be able to browse the website and to use its applications.
Performance cookies: these collect statistical data anonymously on how to use the website. They do not contain personal information and are used to improve the user experience when browsing the website.
Functionality cookies: through them, the operator allows users to choose different options and features of the web page.
Advertising and targeting cookies: used to improve the relevance of the ads delivered to you.
Once the cookies are deleted, all preferences and settings related to the web page will be deleted. Also, some web pages will no longer work properly or some functions will disappear if cookies are removed.
For these reasons, we do not recommend opting out of cookies when you visit our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change this option depending on the browser you are using. To do this, you usually need to go to the browser’s “settings” or “preferences” option. For more details you can access one of the links below:
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Cookies are NOT viruses! They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be run or auto-run, duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Cookies are not dangerous, but because they constantly transmit information between the browser and the website in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect settings of cookies on servers, which can be exploited by attackers.
It is important to know that disabling cookies will not allow users to access the most widely used and used sites, including Gmail, Yahoo, Youtube and others.