Information about cookies according to the European regulations

The website you are browsing is in compliance with the European legislation on the use of cookies. To make this site work well, sometimes we install on your device small data files called “cookies”. The site makes use of own profiling cookies or cookies introduced by third party services of which the site uses it.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small in size that are stored inside your computer when you visit a website.

These are used to customize the browsing of users and collect automated access and site usage information.

When the website is trusted, as in the case of our portal, cookies help to improve and speed up your browsing, as well as facilitating your next visit making the site more useful for your needs.

This is the setting sequence (or creation) of a cookie:

· When you visit a website for the first time, it asks you to accept a cookie for a specific domain. If you accept, the cookie is saved to your computer.

· Each time you view a resource from that domain, the browser sends the cookie.

Can cookies be blocked?

Yes you can block or allow cookies on all websites or choose the sites for which they are allowed.

Should all cookies be blocked?

Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can actually help protect your privacy, but limit the functionality available on some WEB sites. Therefore, you should choose which Web sites to allow cookies for. You can then initially block all cookies and then allow the ones you need for trusted sites.

What are temporary cookies?

Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from the computer when the browser closes. They are used to store temporary information, such as items in the cart.

What are permanent cookies?

Persistent cookies (or saved cookies) remain stored on your computer even after you close the navigation Browser. They are used to store information, such as the logon name and password, so that the user does not have to retype them every time they visit a specific site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years.

What are the cookies of the displayed websites?

The cookies of the displayed Web sites are derived from the displayed Web site and may be permanent or temporary. They can be used to store information that will be reused the next time you visit the site.

What are third party cookies?

Third-party cookies are derived from ads from other sites, such as popups or banner advertisements, that appear on the Web site that appears. They can be used to register the use of the website for marketing purposes.

Here are the procedures to enable or disable, delete or block cookies on the main browsers

Google Chrome

Enabling or disabling cookies

1. Click the Chrome menu icon.

2. Select Settings.

3. At the bottom of the page, click Show Advanced Settings.

4. In the ‘ Privacy ‘ section, click Content Settings.

5. Enables or disables cookies:

6. To enable cookies, select Allow data to be saved locally (recommended).

7. To disable cookies, select Prevent sites from setting data.

8. Click Finish to save.

If you prefer that Google Chrome does not store a record of your visits and downloads, you can browse the Web in incognito mode.

Opening an incognito window

An incognito window looks different from a normal window. The upper part of an incognito window is gray or blue, depending on the computer or device.

To open an incognito window, follow these steps:

Exit Incognito mode

To exit Incognito mode, you can:

· Click the X icon in the corner of the window.

· Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + F4 (Windows and Linux) or?-Shift-W (MAC).

· Close the Last tab in a window; The window is also closed automatically.

How does that work

· Browsing history is not logged. Web pages displayed and files downloaded in incognito mode are not recorded in navigation and download histories.

· Cookies are deleted. All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows.

· You can easily switch between incognito and normal browsing mode. You can open incognito windows and normal windows at the same time and switch between modes.

· Extensions are disabled. In incognito windows, extensions are automatically disabled. This is because Google Chrome does not control how your personal data is handled by extensions. If you want an extension to appear in Incognito windows, select the “Allow Incognito mode” checkbox for the extension.

Data that is stored

Chrome stores your favorites and general settings updates.

Chrome stores any changes you made to favorites or general settings in Incognito mode.

Websites may keep a record of your visit.

Incognito has the sole purpose of preventing Google Chrome from storing information on the websites you’ve visited. The websites you visit may keep records of your visit. In addition, all files saved on your computer or on your mobile devices are retained.

Internet Explorer

To delete cookies, perform the following steps:

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

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

3. Click the General tab, and then under Browsing history, click Delete.

4. Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete if it is not already selected. Select or clear the check boxes for any other options that you want to delete. To keep cookies for saved favorites, select the Keep data on favorite Web sites check box.

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

Accept Cookies
All cookies are accepted

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

Never Accept Cookies
All cookies are rejected

Delete new cookies on exit from Opera
Some websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you want to prevent the cookies being sent from being stored between sessions, enable the “Delete new cookies on exit from Opera” option.

Ask before accepting a cookie
To decide from time to time what to do with your cookies, select “Ask before accepting a cookie”. By doing so, with each new cookie, you will see a cookie dialog box that contains information about the origin of the cookie and its attributes.

Cookie Management
The cookie Manager allows you to review and edit cookies saved in Opera. The “Manage Cookies…” button opens a window containing a list of folders, each identified by a domain. After you use the Quick search field to localize a domain, open its folder to view all cookies that are connected to it.

The cookie dialog box
The cookie dialog box appears every time a Web site offers a cookie, but only if you have enabled the “Ask before accepting a cookie” option in preferences > Advanced > Cookie. The dialog box displays the source of the cookie and its attributes, and allows you to choose whether to accept or reject it.

Force removal at Opera exit
Check the “force removal at Opera exit” checkbox to request that the cookie be removed at the end of the session regardless of its expiration date.

Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain
To accept or reject all cookies set for the same domain, tick the “Remember choice for all cookies for this domain” checkbox. This way, the next time you offer a cookie for the same domain, the dialog box will no longer be shown.

Cookie Details
Click on “Details about the cookie” to see all the attributes.

Safari

To set the cookie block
Tap Block cookie and choose “Never”, “third party and advertisers” or “always”. Cookies are information about the Web sites that are stored on the device to allow the sites themselves to remember the user at the next visit and so that the Web page can be customized based on the information obtained.
Important: Some pages may only work if you accept cookies.

To enable or disable JavaScript
Click on advanced and turn on or off the corresponding option. JavaScript allows web programmers to control the elements of the page. For example, a page that uses JavaScript might display current date and time or open a link in a new pop-up window.

To remove information from the device

· To delete your history from Safari, tap Settings > Safari > clear history.

· To delete all cookies from Safari, tap Settings > Safari > Delete cookies and data.
To delete other information stored by Safari, tap Advanced > Web site data > Remove all Web site data.

Firefox

To verify or change your settings:

  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings: Select Use custom settings.
  4. To enable cookies, mark the entry accept cookies from sites; To deactivate them, remove the mark from the item.
  5. If you are experiencing problems with cookies, make sure that the accept third-party cookies option is not set to never.
  6. Choose how long cookies can remain stored:
    1. Keep them until they expire: cookies will be removed when they reach the expiration date (date set by the site sending cookies).
    2. Keep them until you close Firefox: Cookies stored on your computer will be removed when you close Firefox.
    3. Keep them up every time you ask: Displays a warning whenever a Web site tries to set a cookie and asks the user if he wants this cookie to be saved.
  7. Click OK to close the Options window.

Delete cookies for a specific site

1. Click the menu button and select Options.

2. Select the Privacy panel.

3. Under History settings: Select Use custom settings.

4. Click on the item show cookies…. The Cookie window opens.

5. In the Search field, type the name of the site that you want to remove cookies from. A list of cookies related to the search will appear.

6. In the list, select the cookies to remove and click the Remove Cookies button.

7. To select all cookies in the list, select the first cookie and press the SHIFT + END keys.

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

9. Click OK to close the Options window.

Delete all Cookies

1. Click the menu button, select History, and then clear recent history.

2. From the time interval drop-down menu to delete: Select All.

3. Click the arrow next to Details to see 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 cookies, then close the Clear all History window.

Block cookies from a specific site

  1. Visit the site to which you want to inhibit the possibility of setting cookies.
  2. Right-click by positioning the mouse cursor within the page and select the page information item.
  3. In the Page Information window, select the Permissions panel.
  4. At the line set cookies, remove the flag from use presets. Select the Block option.
  5. Close the Information window on the page.
  6. Remove all cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.

View the list of blocked Web sites

  1. Click on the menu button, and select options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  1. Under History settings: Select Use custom settings.
  2. Next to the accept cookies from the sites entry, click the Exceptions button.

Block cookies from all sites

  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings, select the Use custom settings option.
  4. Remove the mark from accept cookies from sites.
  5. Click OK to close the Options window.

Disable third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a Web site other than the one you are currently visiting. For example, the site CNN.com might contain a Facebook “like” button inside it. That button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. This could be considered as a third-party cookie.

Some advertising advertisers use these types of cookies to track user visits on all sites on which they offer their services. If a user believes that this traceability may be a source of concern and interference in their privacy, Firefox can disable third-party cookies.

Notes:

· Disabling third-party cookies may prevent advertising from advertisers in some cases, but not all of them.

· Some websites (such as Microsoft Hotmail, MSN, and Windows Live mail mailboxes) Use third-party cookies for purposes that are not necessarily related to privacy and their disabling may interfere with the proper functioning of those Sites.

Third-party cookie settings are available in the Firefox Options Privacy panel window:

  1. Click on the menu button, and select options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings: Select Use custom settings.
  4. Set the accept third-party cookies option to never.

Note: If navigating with this type of setting you realize that you cannot correctly view some of your favorite websites, an intermediate solution is to set the accept third-party cookies option to the sites you visit. This setting allows you to accept third-party cookies from the previously visited websites.