How Cookies are used by our sites

We use cookies and similar tools on our websites to improve their performance and enhance the user experience. Google Analytics cookies, in particular, are used for site optimization purposes directly by the site owner, who will be able to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website can place on your computer or mobile device the first time you visit a site or page. The cookie allows the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit it. Web beacons or other similar files are based on the same principle. We use the term "cookies" in this document to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions that cookies perform. For example, they may help us remember your username and preferences, analyze how our site is performing, or allow us to recommend content that we believe is more relevant to you. Some cookies contain personal information - for example, if you click on "remember me" when authenticating, your username will be stored in a cookie. Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you, instead they will collect more general information such as how users arrived at our site, how they use it, or a user's general location.

What type of cookies does this site use?

In general, our cookies perform up to three different functions:1. Essential Cookies Some cookies are essential for the operation of our site. For example, some cookies allow us to identify and ensure that registered users can access restricted pages. If a user chooses to disable cookies, he will not be able to access all content on restricted pages. 2. Performance Cookies We use other cookies to analyze how our users use our website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by personalizing our offering and quickly identifying and resolving any issues that arise. For example, cookies could be used to keep track of which pages are the most popular, which method of linking pages between pages is the most effective, and to determine the reason for certain errors that may occur. We may also use cookies to highlight items or site services that we think may be of interest to you based on your use of the website.3. Functionality CookiesThis type of cookie allows us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing your username each time you access the site, and allow you to load your site customization preferences. We also use these cookies to provide advanced services, such as the ability to watch a online video or to post a comment to a blog.

Can a user of our site block cookies?

As we have explained above, cookies help you get the most out of our websites. The first time you access our website, you will see an overlay message explaining that by continuing to access our site you are agreeing to use of cookies. Please note that if you choose to disable cookies, some sections of our website may not work properly.

Further information

More details on how companies use cookies can be found at

Cookie management

Cookies help you get the most out of our websites. If you disable cookies, some parts of our website may not work. For example, you may have difficulty logging in or viewing pages on the site.

How to enable or disable cookies on your browser
Google Chrome

Click on the wrench icon on the browser bar
Select "Settings"
Click on "Show advanced settings"
In the "Privacy" section, click on the "Content settings" button
To enable cookies, in the "Cookies" section, select "Allow saving data locally". This will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To enable only first-party cookies, instead, activate the item "Block third-party cookies and site data".
To disable cookies completely, select "Block sites from setting any data"
Note that there are different levels of enabling cookies in Chrome. For more information on setting cookies on Chrome, refer to the following page from Goolge