Cookie policy

Cookie policy according to European regulations

The website you are browsing complies with European regulations on the use of cookies. To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. The site makes use of profiling cookies, which are the cookies placed by the third-party services used by this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website.

They are used to customize users' browsing experiences and to collect information that is automatically provided when you access and use the site.

If you are browsing a trusted website, like ours, cookies contribute to optimizing and speeding up your browsing experience, and facilitate your next visit by collecting your preferences.

Cookies are set (or created) as follows:

  • When you visit a website for the first time, you will be asked to accept a cookie for a specific domain. If you click on accept, the cookie is saved on your computer.
  • Every time a resource from that specific domain is displayed, the browser will send a cookie.

Can I block cookies?

Yes, you can block or allow cookies on all websites or you can choose which websites' cookies are to be allowed.

Should I block all cookies?

Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but it might limit your experience on some websites. Be selective about which websites you allow cookies for. You can start by blocking all cookies, then allow cookies as needed for websites that you trust.

What are temporary cookies?

Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from your computer after you close the browser. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart.

What are persistent cookies?

Persistent cookies (or saved cookies) remain on your computer after you close the browser. Websites use them to store information, such as a sign-in name and password so that you do not have to sign in each time you go to a particular site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years.

What are first-party cookies?

First-party cookies come from the website that you are viewing and can be either persistent or temporary. Websites might use these cookies to store information that they will reuse the next time you go to that site.

What are third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies come from ads advertising other websites (such as pop-up or banner ads) on the website that you are currently viewing. Websites might use these cookies to track your web use for marketing purposes.

Types of Cookies used by this site:

The following list provides details of the various types of cookies used and their purpose:

  • Cookie: cookie_banner
    Type: technical
    Purpose: Show/hide cookie banner
    Duration: 30 days
  • Cookie: laravel_session, XSFR-TOKEN
    Type: technical
    Purpose: php session
  • Cookie: _ga
    Type: analytics
    Purpose: used to throttle request rate
    Duration: 2 years
  • Cookie: _gat
    Type: analytics
    Purpose: used to throttle request rate
    Duration: 10 minutes
  • Cookie: __gads
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Used by Google DoubleClick for Publishers to advertise on the site
  • Cookie: continuous_play_v3
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Used to keep track of whether continuous play is on or not for a user
  • Cookie: has_seen_upgrade
    Type: third party
    Purpose: A recently registered user has already seen an upgrade page
  • Cookie: optimizelyBuckets
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Stores the experiments and variations that a user has been bucketed into
  • Cookie: optimizelyEndUserId
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Contains the end user's unique identifier. Used by Optimizely to track information on a per user basis.
  • Cookie: optimizelySegments
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Stores the visitor's segment information such as browser, campaign, mobile, source type, and any custom segments defined.
  • Cookie: player
    Type: third party
    Purpose: -
  • Cookie: vuid
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Vimeo Analytics unique id
  • Cookie: __utma, __utmb, __utm_player, __utmv, __utmz
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Google Analytics cookie
  • Cookie: CP1, UID, SUR, UIDR
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Used by ScorecardResearch who collect data through web tagging. For web tagging, participating websites agree to deploy a special code throughout their sites. No personally identifiable information is ever transmitted by, or linked to, the web tags.
  • Cookie: JSESSIONID
    Type: third party
    Purpose: -
    Type: third party
    Purpose: Set by Google on any page that includes a Google Map for various purposes

Below you will find a list of the procedures that can enable or disable, delete, or block cookies on the main browsers

Google Chrome

Enable or disable cookies

1. Click on the Chrome menu icon

2. Select Settings.

3. At the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.

4. Under "Privacy", click Content settings.

5. Turn on or turn off cookies:

6. To turn on cookies, select Allow local data to be set (recommended).

7. To turn off cookies, select Block sites from setting any data.

8. Select Done to save.

If you do not want Google Chrome to save a record of what you visit and download, you can browse the web in incognito mode.

Opening an incognito window

An incognito window looks different to a normal window. The upper part of an incognito window is grey or blue, depending on your computer or device.

To open an incognito window, proceed as follows:

Exit and close incognito mode

To close incognito mode you can do any of the following:

Go to the corner of each of your incognito windows and click on the X.

Use the keyboard shortcut Alt+F4 (Windows and Linux) or Cmd-Shift-W (Mac).

Close the last tab in the window. The Window will close automatically too.

How it works

The browsing history is not recorded. Web pages viewed and files downloaded while browsing incognito are not recorded in your browsing and download history.

Cookies are deleted. All new cookies are deleted after closing all incognito windows.

You can easily switch between browsing in incognito mode and normal browsing. You can simultaneously open both incognito windows and normal windows and switch between modes.

The extensions are disabled. Extensions are automatically disabled in the incognito windows. This is because Google Chrome does not control the way your personal data is handled by the extensions. If you want an extension to be displayed in the incognito windows, check the box "Allow in incognito" for the extension.

Stored data

Chrome stores updates of Favourites and general settings.

Chrome saves any changes to the Favourites list, or general settings in incognito mode.

Websites may keep a record of your visit.

Incognito browsing has the sole purpose of preventing Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you have visited. A record of your visit may be stored on the websites you visit. It will also store all the files saved on your computer or on your mobile device.

Internet Explorer

To delete cookies, follow these steps:

1. Click the Start button to open Internet Explorer. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then click Internet Explorer in the list of results.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the General tab and then click Delete Browsing History.

4. Select the Cookies check box and then click Delete, if it is not already checked. Check or uncheck the boxes for the other options that you want to delete. If you do not want to delete the cookies associated with websites in your Favourites list, select the Preserve Favourites website data check box.


Cookie preferences
Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. These settings allow you to configure the management of cookies in Opera. The default setting accepts all cookies.

Accept Cookies
All cookies are accepted

Accept only cookies from the site I visit
Third-party cookies, sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting, are rejected.

Never accept cookies
All cookies are refused

Delete new cookies when exiting Opera
Some Websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you want to prevent the storing of the cookies sent between one browsing session and another, activate the option "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera".

Ask before accepting cookies
Select "Ask before accepting cookies" to decide what to do each time you receive a cookie. In doing so, every time a cookie is offered the cookie dialogue box will open up with information about the origin of the cookie and its attributes.

Manage Cookies
The cookie manager allows you to view and edit the cookies saved by Opera. The button "Manage Cookies" opens a window containing a set of folders, each identified by a domain. Use the quick search field to locate a domain, and open the relevant folder to view all cookies connected to it.

The cookie dialogue
The cookie dialogue box is displayed whenever a Website offers a cookie, but only if you enabled the option "Ask before accepting cookies" in Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. The dialogue box displays the origin of the cookie and its attributes and allows you to choose whether to accept or reject it.

Force deletion when exiting Opera
Check the "Force deletion when exiting Opera" box to request that the cookie is removed when the session ends regardless of its expiry.

Remember my choice for all cookies for this domain
To accept or reject all cookie settings for the same domain, check the box "Remember my choice for all cookies for this domain". In this way, the next time a cookie is offered for the same domain, the dialogue box will no longer appear.

Cookie details
Click on "Cookie details" to display all the attributes.


Block cookies
To set whether Safari blocks cookies, tap Settings > Safari > Block Cookies and choose "Never", "From third parties and advertisers" or "Always". Cookies are pieces of data that a website puts on your device to allow the sites themselves to remember the user on the next visit so that the web page can be customized based on the information obtained.
Important: Some pages might not work unless you accept cookies.

Enable or disable JavaScript
To change your settings, tap Settings > Safari > Advanced and turn JavaScript on or off. JavaScript allows web programmers to control elements of the page. For example, a page that uses JavaScript might show the current date and time or cause a linked page to appear in a new pop-up page.

Clear information from your device

To clear your history from Safari, tap Settings> Safari> Clear History.

To clear all cookies from Safari, tap Settings> Safari> Clear Cookies and Data.

To clear other stored information from Safari, tap Advanced > Website Data > Remove All Website Data.


To check or change your settings:

  1. Click the menu button and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. To enable cookies, check mark Accept cookies from sites, and uncheck it to disable them.
  5. If you are having problems with cookies, make sure that the option Accept third party cookies is not set to Never.
  6. Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
    1. Keep until they expire: cookies will be removed when they reach the expiration date (the date set by the site that sent the cookie).
    2. Keep them until I close Firefox: the cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
    3. Keep until asked, ask me every time: displays an alert every time a website tries to send a cookie and asks you whether or not you want to store it.
  7. Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Delete cookies for a single site

1. Click the menu button and select Preferences.

2. Select the Privacy panel.

3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.

4. Click on Show Cookies... The Cookies window will appear.

5. In the Search: field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.

6. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Selected

7. Select the first cookie and press Shift+End to select all the cookies in the list.

8. Click the Close button to close the Cookies window.

9. Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Delete all cookies

1. Click the menu button, choose History, and then Clear Recent History...

2. From the Time range to clear drop-down menu, select Everything.

3. Click on the arrow next to Details to expand the list of items to delete.

4. Select Cookies and make sure that the other items you want to keep are not selected.

5. Click Clear Now to delete the cookies and close the Clear Recent History window.

Block cookies for a single site

  1. Go to the site where you want to prevent cookies from being set.
  2. Right-click while placing the mouse cursor on the page and select View Page Info.
  3. In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel.
  4. Underneath Set Cookies, remove the check mark from Use Default. Change the setting to Block.
  5. Close the Page Info window.
  6. Remove any cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.

Viewing a list of blocked sites

  1. Click the menu button and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  1. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  2. Next to Accept cookies from sites, click on Exceptions...

Block cookies for all sites

  1. Click the menu button and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Remove the check mark from Accept cookies from sites.
  5. Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Disabling third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example, might have a Facebook Like button on their site. That Like button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. It could be considered a third-party cookie.

Some advertisers use this type of cookies to track user visits to all sites where they offer their services. Firefox allows you to disable third-party cookies if you believe that this tracking might be a source of concern and an invasion of your privacy.


Disabling third-party cookies can prevent some types of tracking by advertisers in some, but not in all cases.

Some Websites (such as Microsoft's Hotmail, MSN and Windows Live Mail mailboxes) use third-party cookies for purposes that are not necessarily related to privacy, and disabling third-party cookies may interfere with the proper functioning of those sites.

The settings of third-party cookies are available in the Privacy panel window in Firefox Preferences:

  1. Click the menu button and select Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Set the Accept third-party cookies option to Never.

Note:if, when browsing with this type of setting, you realize that some of your favourite Websites are not properly displayed, an intermediate solution is to set the Accept third-party cookies on the sites visited. This setting allows you to accept third-party cookies from Websites that you have previously visited.