Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored and used to improve the user experience of a site. For example, they can temporarily remember your browsing preferences so that you don’t have to select the language every time, making the following visits simpler and more intuitive. Alternatively, they can be used to carry out “anonymous surveys” on how users navigate the site, in order to improve it on the basis of real data. Cookies do not record any personal information on users and any data that may be identified will not be stored. If you wish to disable the use of cookies, you need to customise your computer’s settings, so that all cookies are deleted or a warning message is shown when cookies are stored. To proceed without modifying the use of cookies, just carry on navigating.

Cookies are not viruses or programs
Cookies are not viruses or programs. Cookies only contain data saved in text format in the form “variable=value”. This data can be read only by the site which generated it, and in many cases has an expiry date, beyond which the browser will delete it automatically. Not all cookies are used for the same purpose: the various types of cookies used by this website are specified below.

Essential cookies
These cookies are essential for the purpose of navigating the whole site and making full use of its features. Without these cookies, some services cannot operate correctly.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information on how users use a website, but do not store information that identifies a visitor. These cookies are used solely to improve the operation of the website. By using the site, the user accepts that these cookies may be stored on their device.

Functional cookies
These cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as language or other special settings that may be available) and provide advanced personalised functions. They may also be used to provide the requested services. By using the site, the user accepts that these cookies may be stored on their device.

How to manage cookies on your PC
Every browser allows you to customise the way in which cookies must be treated. For further information, consult the documentation for the browser used. Some browsers permit “anonymous navigation” of websites, accepting cookies but then deleting them automatically at the end of the navigation session. For further information on “anonymous navigation”, consult the documentation for the browser used.