Cookies in use on this Website


Cookies and how they Benefit You

(as stated on the first paragraph of the measures of the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)

Preliminary Remarks

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment (usually to the user’s browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user’s terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user’s subsequent visits to those websites. When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called “third party” cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored.
Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user’s browser and at times they remain stored for long. They are used for several purposes ranging from IT authentication to the monitoring of browsing sessions up to the storage of specific information on user configurations in accessing a given server, and so on.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

 


Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 


Google Analytics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

_ga – Used to distinguish users (This cookie expires in 730 days)
_gat – Used to throttle request rate (The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.  If you are still determined to get rid of cookies, however, it is as simple as fixing your browser settings. Here is how to do it from some of the most used browsers:

 

Google Chrome

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose ‘Settings’, then ‘Under the Hood’. Find the ‘Privacy’ section and click on ‘Content Settings’. Then click on ‘Cookies’ and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default, or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.

Safari

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to ‘Preferences’, ‘Security’ and then ‘Accept Cookies’. You can choose from ‘Always’, ‘Only From Sites You Navigate To’, or ‘Never’. In Safari 5.1 and later go to ‘Preferences’, ‘Privacy’. In the ‘Block Cookies’ section choose ‘Always’, ‘Never’ or ‘From Third Parties and Advertisers’.

Internet Explorer

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’. You can choose from a number of security settings including ‘Accept All Cookies’, ‘Block All Cookies’, or intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether the cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.

Mozilla Firefox

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select ‘Options’ then choose ‘Privacy’. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select ‘Use Custom Settings for History’. This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck ‘Accept Cookies From Sites’ or set exceptions; ‘Accept Third Party Cookies’ and decide how long cookies will be stored (until they expire, until you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and manually delete those you do not want. You also have the option of deleting all cookies, either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

 

Latest update: April 18, 2017