1 WHAT COOKIES ARE?
Cookies do not record any personal information about the user, and any identifiable information is not stored.
Cookies can have different purposes such as, for example, allow you to efficiently browse through the pages, remember the favourite sites, improve the browsing experience. Depending on the function and according to the subject that originated the cookies can be divided into technical cookies, analytical cookies, profiling cookies, first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
2 TYPES OF COOKIES
According to the subject that originated the cookies can be divided into first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookie is a small amount of text stored in the user's computer that is created by the website the user is visiting. Third-party cookie A small amount of text stored in the user's computer that is created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting.
Here below are the types of cookies that may be used on our website with a description of the purpose related to use.
- Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service.".
They are not used for further purposes and are usually installed directly by the data controller or the website manager. They allow users to navigate and use a website.
- First party analytical cookies
These cookies collect anonymous data on how users use the website, such as which are the most visited pages, or the geographical location from which visitors come. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. These are cookies managed by the owner of the website. For these cookies, the obligation to inform users is the responsibility of the owner of the website. The latter is also obliged to indicate the methods by which cookies can be blocked.
- Third party analytical cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. These types of cookies usually appear when web pages have content, such as banner ads, from external websites. This implies the possibility of monitoring the browsing history of the user.
In detail, the cookies used on our website are as follows.
COOKIE'S NAME: ASP.NET_SessionId
PURPOSE: session cookies (it expires and then it’s removed from the browser when the browser is closed), is a technical cookie aimed at speeding up the navigation of the site.
COOKIE'S NAME: BNES_*
PURPOSE: Security cookie for protection purposes.
COOKIE'S NAME: sg_cookiepolicy
DURATION: 1 year
COOKIE'S NAME: sgt_*
DURATION: 1 year
Third party analytical cookies
COOKIE'S NAME: _pk_id*
DURATION: 1 year
PURPOSE: This cookie determines if you are a new or returning visitor.
COOKIE'S NAME: _pk_ses*
DURATION: 30 minutes
PURPOSE: This cookie determines which pages you have visited on our website.
COOKIE'S NAME: _pk_ref*
DURATION: 6 months
PURPOSE: This cookie tracks from which website you are visiting our website.
COOKIE'S NAME: _pk_cvar*
PURPOSE: This optional cookie is placed on your computer when, for example, you participate in a survey. The cookie prevents you from being asked to participate in the same survey a second time.
3 COOKIES DURATION
Cookies have different duration periods depending on the use and they vary from as short as the browsing session only up to a number of days. The cookies used on our site are session cookies, which are used to store temporary information, and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed.
4 MANAGING COOKIES
If you want to disable cookies for this site you can do this through the settings feature of your browser, e.g. Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla or Opera. More information about changing your cookie settings or deleting cookies can be found in the browser setting, or by using the “HELP” option of your browser. These are different for each browser.