A cookie is a small text file (few bytes) exchanged between a website and your browser. It is normally used by the website operator to store information necessary to improve navigation on the site.
We want you to be fully informed about how we use these technologies, therefore in this section we will explain how they work and what options you have regarding their use.
The types of cookies that are used on this site are as follows:
From the first time you log in, cookies allow the site to function properly and allow you to view content on your device, recognising the language and market of the country from which you have chosen to connect. Navigation cookies are technical cookies and are necessary for the operation of the site.
This type of cookies allows the site to recognise you each time you access the site. They allow us to offer you a better and personalised service. For example, they remember if the users want to no longer use the email capture popup, if they left a comment on a blog or an article or their preference on an article.
Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the site, but they improve the quality and the browsing experience.
These cookies are used by third parties and by the internal search engine and are used to: collect data in an anonymous and aggregated form; process statistical analysis on how users navigate the site on their computers; quantify the number of pages visited; and process the number of clicks made on a page while browsing the site, as well as reporting on demographic data (such as gender, age and interests).
They are used to collect data on the way visitors (in addition to registered users) use the site and thus enable us to improve its appearance and navigation.
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
These cookies are necessary to allow your social accounts to interact with our site.
For example, they allow you express your appreciation and share content with your friends on social media. Social networking cookies are not necessary for navigation.
DISPLAY ADVERTISING COOKIES
We sometimes use independent advertising companies for advertisements on our site.
These companies may recognise or place a specific cookie on your computer or portable device. These cookies (so-called third party cookies) are used to send you the ads that are most relevant to you and best match your interests. They are also used to limit the frequency with which you are offered an advertisement, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They record that you have visited a site and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertising companies.
Google Analytics functions are implemented based on display advertising (e.g. remarketing, reports on Google Display Network impressions, integration of DoubleClick Campaign Manager or reports on Google Analytics’ demographic data and interests as well as third party reports).
Using Ads Settings, visitors can deactivate Google Analytics for display advertising and customise ads for Google Display Network.
GOOGLE AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES FOR MARKETING/RETARGETING
These cookies are used by third party providers that allow visualise advertising banners on other affiliate sites, showing you the latest products you have viewed on the site. We use both proprietary cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies.
Third party cookies fall under direct and exclusive responsibility of the interested parties.
HOW TO CHOOSE AND MANAGE COOKIES
Most browsers also offer the ability to manage cookies in a way that respects users’ preferences.
Below are the pages on which you can learn more about this topic for the most popular browsers:
If you do not want to receive interest-based ads linked to an advertisement identifier on a mobile device or tablet, please configure the corresponding setting on your device (usually found under the “privacy” or “advertisement” settings on your device).
You will continue to see advertisements on your device, but they will not be tailored to your interests.
To disable the use of your mobile device ID for targeted advertising, you can also visit http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.