Cookies and Local Storage Policy
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small temporary files that are stored in the browser of your device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) when you visit a website. Cookies allow websites to store certain information on your device. This may include, for example, user preferences or information needed to recognize you when you later visit the website.
When a cookie is created on your device, the following information is stored:
- The address (domain) of the website that created the cookie.
- The lifespan of a cookie (from a few minutes to several years).
- Cookie content.
More information about cookies and how they work is available on www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of cookies
- Customization cookies. Necessary to remember certain user preferences.
- Analytics cookies. These cookies help us and third parties record where our visitors come from and how they interact with the website, which helps in creating analytics and improving the structure and content of the website.
- Advertising Cookies. These cookies are used to manage the ads you see and their content and frequency.
Behavioural advertising cookies. These cookies help track your browsing behavior in order to create a profile of you and determine which ads are appropriate for you.
- Social sharing cookies. Cookies required for your login to social networks in order to share content.
Local storage is a file created by websites on your device. Cookies are not the only type of local storage. It is important that you familiarize yourself with them, because you may need to block or delete the data stored in them one day:
- Browser local storage. Some websites use browser storage called “sessionStorage” and “localStorage” to store data; “sessionStorage” is temporary, while “localStorage” is persistent. You can delete them by clearing your browser history.
- Flash Local Storage (“Flash Local Shared Objects”). Flash is a browser plug-in used to add interactive and multimedia content to web pages. Flash can store data on your device.
- Silverlight Local Storage (“Standalone Objects”). Silverlight is a browser plug-in used to add interactive and multimedia content to web pages. Silverlight can store data on your device.
- A web beacon is a tracking method that uses an image embedded in a web page. If your browser connects to the server on which the image is located, it will be downloaded and your access will be monitored. Web beacons are sometimes very small or transparent images, so the user does not even notice them.
First party cookies
Cookies placed by third parties
Many websites include features or functionality provided by third parties, such as:
- Analytics for monitoring website usage
- Google Analytics (Google, Inc.) Learn more about third-party privacy policies here.
- Interactive maps
- Google Maps and other features of the Google search engine (Google, Inc.). For more information about the third-party privacy policies, click here.
- Videos and multimedia elements
Cookies from social network sites
Social sharing buttons
On our website you will find links that take you to the websites of social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). They are used for the following purposes: web analytics, technical purposes, authentication, user preferences, tracking, advertising, location, security and data transfer outside the EU.
- Social Sharing on Facebook (Facebook, Inc): www.facebook.com/about/privacy
- Twitter Social Sharing Features (Twitter, Inc): www.twitter.com/privacy
- Social sharing features on Instagram (Instagram, Inc): www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy
- TravelClick (Travelclick, Inc): www.travelclick.com/privacy-policy.html
Web browsers with a private browsing option
If you want to browse this website with a higher degree of privacy and limitating the cookies that are stored for longer amounts of time, we recommend that you make use of a web browser with a “private” browsing option. You may obtain more information on this possibility in the help pages of the main web browsers:
Removing or disabling cookies
Cookies that remain on your browser can be removed after you leave the Site by following instructions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. You can also set your browser to reject cookies
The information is also covered in the respective web browser’s online support pages: