Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.


We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.


The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.


These are cookies strictly necessary for the activity of a website / application. Without these cookies, the website / application will not function properly. Consequently, we do not ask you for specific consent for this type of cookie.


These are the cookies that are used for the functionality of a website / application. For example, cookies that remember the content you recently viewed on the website / application or the email address or password you provided when you registered during a previous visit to the website / application. Cookies can also store items that you have previously placed in your shopping cart while visiting an online store. Using functional cookies, therefore, allows us to provide you with personalized content linked to your interests, and to save you time without the need to re-register or re-enter information when you visit a website / application again or try to access a section site reserved.


These are the cookies that are downloaded from a specific website / application and can only be read from this site.


These are cookies downloaded by a third party, which we use for different types of services (for example statistical analysis or advertising)


Please check that your computer / smartphone settings accept cookies or not, based on your choices. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply configure it to refuse them automatically, although by doing so, you will not be able to access all the features of the site. For more information on how to set them, you can use the "Help" button of your browser. Remember that if you use different computers in different places, you will need to make sure that each browser is configured to reflect your cookie preferences.