Cookie Info


The website uses cookies.

The Cookie Policy is intended to provide you with more details about the placement, use and management of cookies used on our website.

We use cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience, services tailored to your needs and interests, such as personalising certain settings. Cookies give us valuable feedback on how the site is used so that we can make it more efficient and accessible to you. Cookies allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a valuable, useful and more enjoyable browsing experience. They improve the effectiveness of online advertising.

What is a cookie?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie" ) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile device or other equipment from which you access the Internet.

The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (contains no software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on your hard drive).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. The duration of the existence of a cookie is determined. Only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web-server.

Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

There are 2 broad categories of cookies:

  • session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder for the browser to remember until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail or social media account)
  • persistent cookies - these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to remember a user's interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to users.

What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user/you) to a specific web-server (the website/us). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies), while other cookies are retained and reused each time you return to our site (persistent cookies). However, you can delete cookies at any time via your browser settings.

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, and they cannot be executed or run themselves. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Thus, they cannot be considered viruses.

However, cookies can also be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly flag cookies for deletion in anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.

Browsers generally have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The web-server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are at the heart of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.

Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on the site may be provided through third parties/suppliers (e.g. a news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by us. Third party providers must comply with applicable law and our privacy policies.

How cookies are used on our website

On we use the following cookies:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Visitor analytics cookies
  • Registration cookies
  • Advertising cookies

These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics and Facebook.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences on this site, so you no longer need to set them each time you visit the site.

Visitor analytics cookies

Each time you visit our website, analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analytics cookie. This cookie tells us whether you have visited this site before. Your browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows us to track unique users who visit us and how often they do so.

As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify you, it is only used for statistical purposes. If you are registered we may also know the details you have provided to us, such as your email address and username - these are subject to the privacy and data protection provisions of this Privacy Policy and the provisions of current legislation on the protection of personal data.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to know whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, what type of advertisement it is and how long it has been since you saw the advertisement.

We also use these cookies to target online advertising. We may also use cookies belonging to a third party to better target advertising. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about the users. We also set anonymous cookies through other sites we advertise on to recognise you as a visitor to that site if you subsequently visit our site.

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

Other security issues related to cookies

Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because cookies constantly transmit information back and forth between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorised person intervenes in the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured WiFi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorised access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited and largest sites use cookies, they are almost unavoidable. Disabling cookies will no longer allow you to access the most popular and widely used sites such as Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.

Here are some tips to help you browse worry-free with cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a level of cookie security that is comfortable for you.
  • If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using your device, you can set long expiration times for storing browsing history and personal access data.
  • If you share access to your device, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is one option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close your browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update anti-spyware applications.Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on websites. This prevents your browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
  • Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many cookie-based attacks exploit weaknesses in older versions of browsers.

How can I turn off cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites unusable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising. It is possible to set your browser to stop accepting cookies or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site.

All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.