What is a cookie?
If you wish to check or change the type of cookies you accept, you can do so in your browser settings.
Cookies can be:
– Session Cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close the browser – they usually store an anonymous ID session allowing you to browse a site without having to log in to each page, but do not collect any information from your computer; or
– Persistent Cookies: these are stored as a file on your computer and are maintained when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the site that created it when you return to that site. We use persistent cookies such as Google Analytics, Facebook and Mailchimp.
– Strictly necessary Cookies: They are essential to enable you to use the site effectively and they can not be deactivated. Without these cookies, the services that are available to you on the website could not be provided. These cookies do not collect information about you that can be used for marketing purposes.
– Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to monitor and improve the performance of our site. For example, they allow us to track visits, identify traffic sources, and to check which parts of the site are most popular.
– Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you have made (such as your username, language and region where you are) and provide improved functional options. For example, we may provide you with important news or updates on our website. These cookies can also be used to remind you of changes you made: from the size of text, type of font, and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They can also be used to provide services you have requested, such as viewing a video. The information that these cookies collect are usually anonymous.
– Customized Cookies: These cookies are persistent (while you are registered with us) and mean that when you sign in or return to a web page you may see similar adverts to those you have browsed previously.
How can I avoid cookies on your websites?
ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS
Occasionally, it may be necessary to process personal data and, where appropriate and in accordance with local requirements and legislation, to process sensitive personal data regarding the exercise and defence of legal claims. On this perspective, article 9 paragraph 2 f) of GDPR such processing when it “is necessary for the establishment, exercise and defence of legal claims in a judicial proceeding or whenever courts act in the exercise of their judicial function.”
This may arise, for instance, in circumstances where we need to obtain legal advice in relation to legal proceedings or if we are required by law to retain or disclose specific information as actors in legal proceedings.
Last update: 13th July 2023