Cookie policy

As you navigate around this website we collect data such as the IP address of your computer and the pages you visit.
This data is collected from all users in order to ensure that the site functions properly and that the visitors navigation experience is as easy as possible. we do not collect any data for commercial purposes or in order to identify the visitor. The visitor remains anonymous.
The cookies are stored in relevant logs and can only be disclosed to authorities, in the extreme case that it is requested by a court of law.

What are Cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information exchanged between server and your computer and allow the creation of statistics on areas of the site visited by users anonymously. The collected data is then read in an aggregate form to understand the efficiency of the site and browsing experiences. Cookies used, therefore do not contain any personal information about users. The majority of browsers are able to detect new cookies and to ask the user for acceptance. If your browser has been set to not accept cookies then navigating the site would be difficult.

Which cookies do we use and why?
We use the Google Analytics and/or Piwik cookies below which measure navigation data:

Cookie Name

Preset expiry

Purpose

Other information

_utma

2 years from first use or update

Used to distinguish users from sessions

The cookie is created when javascript runs a check on the existence of __ utma cookies. The cookie is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmb

30 minutes from first use or update

Determines new sessions/visits.

The cookie is created when javascript runs a check on the existence of __ utma cookies. The cookie is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmc

Until the end of the browsing session

Determines new sessions/visits.

The cookie functions like __ utmb and ensures the readability of the data on new sessions and visits even if the Analytics code is obsolete.

_utmz

6 months from first use or update

Determines the source of a visit to the site (eg from search engine or via an announcement)

The cookie is created when javascript is executed and is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics.

_pk_id.

2 years from first use or update

Piwik's statistics

Collect statistics on how users use the website; more specifically, know how many came back and where they came from, how many came from search engines, how many from our URL directly, know which pages they visited, etc..

_pk_ses.

Until the end of the browsing session

Piwik's statistics

Collect statistics on how users use the website; more specifically, know how many came back and where they came from, how many came from search engines, how many from our URL directly, know which pages they visited, etc..

_pk_ref.

6 months from first use or update

Piwik's statistics

Collect statistics on how users use the website; more specifically, know how many came back and where they came from, how many came from search engines, how many from our URL directly, know which pages they visited, etc..

_pk_cvar.

Until the end of the browsing session

Piwik's statistics

Collect statistics on how users use the website; more specifically, know how many came back and where they came from, how many came from search engines, how many from our URL directly, know which pages they visited, etc..

If you wish to disable Google Analytic cookies please see the following page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you wish to disable Piwik cookies please see the following page: http://piwik.org/privacy/

In order to improve your navigation we use 2 other cookies.

Cookie Name

Preset expiry

Purpose

Other information

phpSessIdSito

Until the end of the browsing session

Used to determine new visits/sessions.

The cookie is created when you start a new session and is deleted at the end of it.

PHPSESSID

Until the end of the browsing session

Used to determine new visits/sessions.

The cookie is created when you start a new session and is deleted at the end of it.

Social Network Cookies
Some pages on the site include sharing buttons for major Social Networks, these pages have cookies that are generated by the specific Social Networks selected.
For more information, please see the following pages: