Information about the cookies used on the website


What are “cookies”?
Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing them. They are processed and stored by your web browser, and they are either session cookies (deleted after you quit your browser) or persistent cookies (remain on your device after your visit).


What can “cookies” be used for?
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies allow the website to recognize if users have visited it before, or they help it to understand user preferences. Cookies provide data about which part of the website is most popular because they show which pages users enter and how much time they spend there. By studying this data websites are better tailored to user needs and provide an even more diverse user experience. In addition, cookies are used to ensure that the information displayed on every next visit meets user expectations (without personally identifying them).


Types of Cookies
In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies: how long they endure, their provenance, and what purpose they serve.


Session cookies – These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).
Persistent cookies — This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date (e.g. language preferences, user name and password or cookie settings so you don’t have to re-enter them on each subsequent visit).


First-party cookies — These cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them.
Third-party cookies — These are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party like an advertiser or an analytic system (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics).


Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its basic features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Since these cookies are necessary for the functionality of a website, website owners do not have to get consent from the user to place strictly necessary cookies on their devices.

Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.

Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.

Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers.

Handling and deleting cookies
You can set your web browser to accept all cookies, reject them all (except strictly necessary cookies), or notify you when a cookie arrives on your device. Each web browser is different, so please use your browser’s “Help” menu to change your cookie settings.
For the most commonly used browsers, the menu items for handling cookies are:


Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer


Google Analytics provides additional options for unsubscribing from Google Analytics: .

The website is designed to work with cookies, so disabling or restricting them will degrade your browsing experience, as well as an error in the functionality of the website.