What is a cookie?
Cookies are small digital files that are stored on a User’s computer. Cookies identify your computer rather than you as an individual user and are used for various purposes.
When you visit the Website, we register the IP address and browser settings of your computer. The IP address is the numerical address of the computer used to visit the Website. Your browser settings may include the type of browser you use, the browser language and the time zone. We collect this information so that we can trace the computer used in case of misuse or unlawful actions in connection with visits to or use of the Website. In addition, we use the IP address to roughly identify your location (at a city level).
What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies are small text files that the Website you’re visiting embeds in the hard drive of your computer, tablet or smartphone. Cookies contain information that the Website uses to facilitate communication between you and your web browser. Cookies identify your computer rather than you as an individual user.
We use session cookies and persistent cookies and technologies similar to session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary fragments of information that are not retained when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies are permanent fragments of information that are stored and remain on your computer until they are deleted. Persistent cookies delete themselves after a certain period of time but until then they are accessed each time you visit the Website.
We use technologies similar to session cookies and persistent cookies to store and access information in the browser or device that use local drives and memory, for example, HTML5 cookies, Flash and other methods. These technologies can work on all your browsers. In some cases, the use of these technologies cannot be controlled through the browser but rather it requires special tools. We use these technologies to store information in order to guarantee the quality of the reviews and to identify any irregularities in the use of the Website.
How are cookies used?
- Generate statistics
Measure traffic on the Website including, for example, the number of visits to the Website, the domain of origin of the visitors, the pages that have been visited, and identify which global geographical areas visitors are coming from.
- Monitor the performance of the Website and your use of our Website
Monitor the performance of the Website, our applications and widgets, and identify how you use our Website, our applications and widgets.
- Authentication and improved Website functionality
Optimize your experience with the Website, which includes remembering your username and password when you return to the Website and remembering information about your browser and your preferences (e.g. your language preference).
- Connect to Social Networks
We offer you the option to connect to Social Networks, including, for example, Facebook.
Guarantee the quality of the reviews and avoid any abuse or irregularities in connection with writing reviews and the use of the Website.
- Targeted advertising
- Facebook (Cookies are set by Facebook only if you interact with the Facebook plugin or if you have already logged into Facebook when you use our Website): for the purposes of connecting and integrating with Facebook.
- Twitter (Cookies are set by Twitter only if you interact with the Twitter plugin or if you have already logged into Twitter when you use our Website): for the purposes of connecting and integrating with Twitter.
- Google+ (Cookies are set by Google only if you interact with the Google+ plugin or if you have already logged into Google when using our Website): for the purposes of connecting with Google+.
- Google AdSense: to show relevant advertisements, see above.
Most browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) are configured to accept, check or disable cookies through settings.
We must remind you, however, that if you disable or do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconveniences while using the Website and you may not have access to all the features of the Website.
If you do not want to receive Google Analytics cookies (the main tool for analyzing website access flows), access the Google Tools Menu.