What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files received by the computer from the website visited, and are used to record certain browsing interactions on a website by storing data that can be updated and recovered. These files are stored on the user's computer and contain anonymous data which are not harmful to the system. They are used to remember user preferences, such as the selected language, access details or page personalisation. Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, via which webpage a user has arrived or if an advertising banner was used.
How Do We Use These Cookies?
How Do We Use The Various Types Of Cookies?
Technical Cookies: Technical cookies are essential and strictly necessary for the web portal to operate correctly and to use the various options and services it offers. For example, those that maintain the sessions, management of response times, performance or validation of options, the use of security elements, sharing contents with social networks, etc.
Personalisation Cookies: These cookies enable the user to specify or personalise various characteristics of the general options of the webpage, for example, defining the language, regional configuration or type of browser.
Analytical Cookies: Analytical cookies are used by our web portals to create browsing profiles and discover user preferences so as to enhance the offering of products and services. For example, an analytical cookie controls the geographic areas the user is most interested in, their favourite products, etc.
Advertising Cookies: Advertisement cookies help to manage advertising spaces based on specific criteria. For example, visiting frequency, edited content, etc. Advertising cookies, via advert management, make it possible to store information on behaviour by observing habits, studying visits and creating a profile of user preferences to offer them advertising in keeping with their interests.
Managing Your Cookies
You have different options to manage the cookies on your computer or device. You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being accepted, or, depending on which browser you are using, you might be able to receive an alert when a website is trying to place one on your browser. With most browsers you can allow first party cookies to be set but refuse third party cookies.
If you change your cookie preferences, you will still be able to browse around the site but certain functions may not be available.
Your browser's help menu should tell you how to block cookies or change your cookie settings. How you adjust your browser will depend on the browser you are using. Whilst this does not mean you won't collect cookies in the future, it gives you freedom to delete your cookies after you have been online. This function is often known as "clearing cookies".
Clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all channels independently.
You can find some helpful information about controlling your cookies on www.aboutcookies.org