Cookies are information often containing a unique anonymous identification code. They are sent to the browser by a web server and subsequently memorized on the hard disk of the user’s computer. If you connect to the web site again, the cookies are then reread and recognized by the web site that sent them. They are required mainly to make web sites work, or perform better, and to provide business and marketing information to the web site owner. The cookies used on our web site are based on the categories devised by the International Chamber of Commerce. In particular they are:
- strictly necessary cookies: These are essential to allow you to surf our site and use its various functions. Without them it is not possible to use the search, comparison or purchase services, or any of the other services available on the web site. These cookies do not gather information on you that could be used for marketing purposes or keep track of your movements on the web. It is necessary to install these cookies in order to use the site. If you block them, the site will not work. It is not necessary to allow these cookies because they are indispensible to provide the requested services.
- performance cookies: These collect information on how the web site is used, the pages visited and any errors that may occur when surfing. We also use these cookies to recognize the site that sent you to our web site. These cookies do not gather information that could identify your computer. All information collected is anonymous and used to help us improve web site performance. Therefore, our cookies do not contain personal details. In some cases, some of these cookies are managed on our behalf by third parties. However, they are not permitted to use them for different ends to those listed thus far. If you use our web site, you accept use of this type of cookie. If they are blocked, we cannot guarantee that our web site will work properly.
- functionality cookies: These are used to make it easier to move around the site, to memorize the settings that you have chosen and to provide you with personalized functions. You accept use of these cookies if you select personalized settings and options. In some cases we can authorize advertisers or third parties to insert cookies on our web site to offer you personalized contents and services. In any case, if you use our web site, you accept use of this type of cookie. If they are blocked, we cannot guarantee that our web site will work properly.
- targeting cookies: These are used to gather useful information to show you specific adverts of interest to you. These cookies allow you to share our site and click on “Like” on social networks like Facebook.
The duration of our cookies can vary. In particular, there are session cookies: that is, cookies that are only valid for a single search or web surfing session and vanish when the browser is shut down, and persistent cookies of variable duration. The maximum duration of some cookies in this second category is 5 years.
Because of the particular structure of our web site, if you block the cookies you will not be able to surf it or use our services. Nevertheless, we inform you that there are various ways of managing cookies. By changing the browser setting, you can block cookies or decide to receive an alert before accepting one.
You can eliminate all the cookies installed in the cookie folder of your browser. Each browser has a different procedure for managing settings. Here are the specific instructions for each browser:
MICROSOFT WINDOWS EXPLORER: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
GOOGLE CHROME: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies
MOZILLA FIREFOX: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Enabling+and+disabling+cookies
APPLE SAFARI: http://www.apple.com/support/?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html
If you do not use any of these browsers, you can use your browser’s “Help” button to find out where you can find these settings.