Effective date: Genuary 28, 2016.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed onto your computer or device as you browse the internet. Cookies can be used to collect, store and share bits of information about your activities across websites, including our site. They also allow us to remember things about your visit our site, such as your preferred language and other choices/settings and generally make the site easier for you to use.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our site. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our services. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session, such as when you log into our site. A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, we would use a persistent cookie if you asked that we keep you signed in.
1. Authentication and security
- To log you into our site;
- to protect your security;
- to help us detect and fight spam, abuse and other illicit activities.
For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to our site and prevent unauthorised parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.
- To remember information about your browser and your preferences;
- to remember your settings and other choices you have made.
For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or the country that you are in. We can then provide you with text content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit our site.
3. Analytics and research
- To help us improve and understand how people use our services.
For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics. We might also optimise and improve your experience on our site by using cookies to see how you interact with our services.
To help us better understand how people use our services, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics.
To find out more about their cookies and the privacy choices they offer, please visit the following links: Google Analytics.
4. Personalised content
- To customise our services with more relevant content.
- To provide you with more relevant advertising.
When accessing our site from a mobile application you may also receive tailored in-application advertisements. Each operating system (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. You may review the support materials and/or the privacy settings for the respective operating systems in order to opt-out of tailored in-application advertisements. For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or operating system or contact the applicable platform operator.
6. Social networks and sharing
- To show buttons and social widget by some social networks, or services of interaction with social networks.
These services allow you to make interactions with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of our site and our applications.
Interactions and information that we acquire are in any case subject to the user's privacy settings related to any social network. When there are services of interaction with social networks, it is possible that, even if users do not use them, the same collect traffic data about the pages in which it is installed.
Where are cookies and similar technologies used?
We use these technologies on our websites, apps and services.
We don't release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our service providers who assist us in providing the services.
What are my privacy options?
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to limit or decline cookies by visiting your browser's help page. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some features of our services.
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit allaboutcookies.org.
Changes to this policy