Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy (re.  EU Cookie Law)

The website you are visiting complies with the EU Cookie Law. For this website to work properly, we may install some small data files known as “cookies” on your computer. This website uses cookies for profiling, i.e. cookies installed by third-party firms that we use.
Read EU Cookie Law

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are stored in your computer when you visit a website.
They are used to customise the users’ exploration and to store information about the way the website is accessed and visited.

If the website is reliable, as ours is, cookies help enhance and speed up your browsing experience as well as easing your next visit, making the website more suited to your needs.

Here’s the sequence cookies are set up (or created):

  • The first time you visit a website, it asks you to accept a cookie for a given domain. If you accept, then the cookie is stored on your computer.
  •  Every time you view a resource of that domain, your browser will send that cookie.

Can cookies be blocked?

Yes, cookies can be blocked or accepted in any website, or you can choose which website you want to accept cookies on.

Should I block all cookies?

You don’t have to. If you block all cookies, you can actually help protect your privacy but functionality of some websites will be restrained. So we recommend that you choose the websites you want to accept cookies on. Then, you could first block all cookies, then accept those you need on reliable websites.

What are temporary cookies?

Temporary or session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. They are used to save temporary information, such as the items in your trolley.

What are persistent cookies?

Persistent or stored cookies are stored in your computer even after you close your browser. They are used to store information, such as your username and password, so you will not have to enter them all over again every time you visit a given website. Persistent cookies can be stored in your computer for days, months or even years.

What are cookies of visited websites?

Cookies of visited websites come from the websites you visited and can be either persistent or temporary; they may be used to store information that will be reused the next time you visit the website.

What are third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies come from announcements of other websites, such as pop-ups or banners, on the website you visited. They can be used to record how you interacted with the website, for marketing purposes.

Cookies used in this website:

  • Google Fonts, a service of Google Inc.| Google Fonts is a service that can be used to include and view custom character styles and is run by Google Inc.
  • Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc.| Google Analytics is a service that can be used to monitor the times you visit the website, to gain a thorough insight into the source of the visits, the visited pages and the keywords used to go to the website, and is run by Google Inc.
  • AddThis| it is a service that can be used to share contents on a number of social platforms.

Here is how to enable or disable, delete or block cookies on the main browsers.

 

Google Chrome

To enable/disable cookies
1. Click on the Chrome Menu icon.
2. Select Settings.
3. At the bottom of the page, click on View Advanced Settings.
4. In the “Privacy” section, click on Content Settings.
5. Enable or disable cookies:
6. To enable cookies, select Consent to local data storage (recommended).
7. To disable cookies, select “Block websites from setting any data”.
8. Click on End to save.

If you prefer not to have your visits and downloads stored on Google Chrome, you can browse the web in “Incognito” mode

How to open an “incognito” browsing window

An “Incognito” browsing window looks different from a standard window. The top of an “Incognito” browsing window is grey or blue, depending on your computer or device.

How to quit “Incognito” mode

To quit “Incognito” mode, you can:

  • Click on the X icon in the corner of the window.
  • Use the Alt+F4 shortcut on the keyboard (Windows and Linux) or ?-Uppercase-W (Mac).
  • Close the last form in the window; the window will automatically close as well.

How it works

  • Your browsing history will not be stored. The web pages visited and files downloaded in “Incognito” mode are saved in your browsing and download history.
  • Cookies are deleted. All new cookies are deleted once you close all of the “Incognito” browsing windows.
  • You can easily switch from “Incognito” to Standard mode, and back.
  • You can open an “Incognito” window and a standard window at the same time, and you can switch between Modes.

Extensions are disabled. In “Incognito” windows, extensions are automatically disabled. This is because Google Chrome does not monitor the way your personal data are managed by your extensions. If you want an extension to be displayed in an “Incognito” window, then check the “Consent to Incognito mode” box for the relevant extension.

Stored data

Chrome stores updates on your Preferences and general settings.

Chrome stores any change made in your Preferences and general settings in Incognito mode.

Some websites can record your visit.

Incognito mode is only intended to prevent Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you visit. Records of your visit might be saved on the websites you visited. In addition, all the files stored in your computer or mobile devices are saved.

 

Internet Explorer

Here’s how to delete cookies:

  1. To open Internet Explorer, click on Start. In the Search box, enter Internet Explorer, then, in the List of Results, click on Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Instruments, then select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the General form, then, in Browsing History, click on Delete.
  4. Select the Cookie box, then click on Delete unless already selected.
  5. Check or uncheck the other Options you want to delete. To preserve your favourite website cookies, select “Preserve Favourite Website Data”.

 

Opera

Cookie preferences

Preferences > Advanced > Cookies. These settings will help you configure how to manage cookies in Opera. The default setting will accept all cookies.

Accept all cookies – All cookies are accepted

Accept only cookies from visited websites – Third-party cookies, from a domain other than the one you are visiting, are rejected.

Don’t accept any cookies – All cookies are rejected

Delete new cookies when exiting Opera

Some websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you don’t want cookies to be stored between sessions, enable the “Delete new cookies when exiting Opera” Option.

Ask me before accepting cookies

To decide what to do about cookies on a case-by-case basis, select “Ask me before accepting cookies”. So, every time a new cookie is sent, a Cookie Dialogue Box, with information about the source and attributes of the cookie, opens up.

Cookie Manager

With the Cookie Manager, you can review and change stored cookies in Opera. The “Cookie Manager“ key opens a window with a list of files, each one associated with a domain. Use the Quick Search field to find a domain, then, open the file to view all matching cookies.

Cookie Dialogue Box

The Cookie Dialogue Box opens every time a website offers a cookie, but only if you have enabled the
“Ask me before accepting cookies” Option in Preferences > Advanced > Cookies. The Cookie Dialogue Box shows the source and attributes of the cookie and lets you decide whether to accept or reject it.

“Forced deletion on exiting Opera”

Check the “Forced deletion on exiting Opera” box to ask that the cookie be deleted at the end of the session, regardless of its expiry date.

“Remember my choice for all cookies for this domain”

To accept or reject all cookies set for a given domain, check the “Remember my choice for all cookies for this domain” box. So, the next time a cookie is offered for the same domain, the Dialogue Box will not be shown again.

Cookie details

Click on “Cookie Details” to view all attributes.

 

Safari

To block cookies, touch “Block Cookies”, then select “Never”, “From third parties or advertisers” or “Always”. Cookies are information about websites that is stored on your device to enable the website to remember you the next time you visit the website and to customise the webpage based on stored information.

Notice: some pages may not work if you do not accept cookies.

To enable or disable JavaScript

Click on Advanced, then enable or disable the relevant Option. JavaScript enables web programmers to check the elements of a page. For example, a page that uses JavaScript could view the current date and time or open a link in a new popup box.

To delete data from your device

  • To delete your history from Safari, touch Settings > Safari > Delete History.
  • To delete all cookies from Safari, touch Settings > Safari > Delete cookies and data.
  • To delete any other information saved by Safari, touch Advanced > Website data > Delete all website data.

 

Firefox

To check or change your Settings:
– Click on the Menu key and select Options.
– Select the Privacy menu.
– In “History Setting”: select “Use custom settings”.
– To enable cookies, check “Accept cookies from sites”; to disable cookies, uncheck the box.
– If you are having problems with cookies, make sure the “Accept Third-Party Cookies” option has not been set on “Never”.
– Select how long you want the cookies to be stored:
a) Keep cookies until they expire: cookies will be deleted on the expiry date (the date is set by the sender website).
b) Keep cookies until I close Firefox: cookies stored on your computer will be deleted when you close Firefox.
c) ‘Ask Me’: a notice will appear every time a website tries to set a cookie, asking you whether you want the cookie to be stored or not.
– Click on OK to close the Options menu.

Delete cookies for a specific site
1. Click on the Menu key and select Options.
2. Select the Privacy menu.
3. In “History Setting”: select “Use custom settings”.
4. Click on “View cookies”…. A Cookie window will pop up.
5. In the Search field, enter the name of the website whose cookies you want to delete. A list with the cookies that meet your search criteria appears.
6. In the List, select the cookies you want to delete, then click on Delete Cookies.
7. To select all cookies in the List, select the first cookie, then press Uppercase + End.
8. Click on Close to close the Cookie window.
9. Click on OK to close the Options window.

Delete all cookies

  1. Click on the Menu key, select History, then Delete Recent History.
  2. In the “Timespan” dropdown menu: select All.
  3. Click on the Arrow next to Details to view a list of elements to be deleted.
  4. Select Cookies and make sure the other elements you want to keep have not been selected.
  5. Click on Delete Now to delete the cookies, then close the Delete All History window.

Blocks cookies for a particular website

  • Visit the website whose cookies you want to disable.
  • Press the right button, and, with your mouse cursor on the page, select the “Permits” menu.
  • In the “Set Cookies” line, uncheck the “Use Predefined” box. Select the “Block” option.
  • Close the Information window in the page.
  • Delete all the cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.

View List of blocked websites

  • Click on the Menu key and select Options.
  • Select the Privacy menu.
  • In “History setting”: select “Use custom settings”.
  • Next to “Accept website cookies”, click on “Exceptions”.

Block all website cookies

  • Click on the Menu key and select Options.
  • Select the Privacy menu.
  • In “History setting”: select “Use custom settings”.
  • Uncheck “Accept website cookies”.
  • Click on OK to close the Options window.

Disable third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than the one you are visiting. For example, cnn.com might contain a Facebook “Like” button. That button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. This could be considered a third-party cookie. Some advertisers use such cookies to keep track of users on all the websites they provide their services on. If you think such traceability might be cause for concern or might infringe on your privacy, you can disable third-party cookies in Firefox.

Notes:

– Disabling third-party cookies may sometimes prevent advertisers from tracking you, but that’s not always the case.
– Some websites (e.g. Microsoft Hotmail, MSN, and Windows Live Mail mailboxes) use third-party cookies for purposes that have not necessarily to do with privacy, and disabling them may interfere with the proper operation of such websites.

Settings for third-party cookies available in the Privacy menu of Firefox Options:
– Click on the Menu key and select Options.
– Select the Privacy menu.
– In “History setting”: select “Use custom settings”.
– Set the “Accept third-party cookies” option on “Never”.

Note: if you find that, when you browse the web in this mode, you cannot properly view some of your favourite websites, a reasonable compromise could be to set the “Accept third-party cookies” Option on some of the websites you visit. So, such setting will accept third-party cookies from websites you have visited before.