What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A technical cookie is a cookie strictly necessary for the site to function properly.
A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes their web browser these cookies are usually removed. Some browsers may implement a "continue from last time" feature that will save session cookies even after closing the browser.
A persistent cookie for a website exists on a users computer until a future date. For example the cookie expiry date could be set as 1 year, and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.
First-party and Third-party cookie
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser's address bar.
Third-party cookies are cookies set on domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain, e.g. an embedded multimedia content, social network plugins, interactive maps or ads. Third party cookies can generally track and profile your web activity and the geographic location of your device to send you personalized content and advertising messages. Some third parties may also use first party cookies for the same purposes.
Privacy settings in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
Cookies used in this website
Strictly necessary technical first-party cookies
We use a session cookie (PHPSESSID) to uniquely identify your browser session for navigation and security purposes, for examples when you fill and submit a contact form or when you add product to a shopping basket. It is also used to remember your login session on this website in order not to ask to authenticate for every restricted-access page you visit. This cookie may also be used to anonymously calculate the total visits for this website or the number of online users.
We use a persistent cookie (PastMember) to implement the "remember-me" feature, so that you can avoid authenticating after closing your browser (only for cms admin area).
We use persistent cookies (ecl_accept, ecl_accept_social, ecl_accept_media, ecl_accept_maps, ecl_accept_analytics) to store your cookie-policy preferences for this website. These cookies usually expire in 180~365 days.
We may use other persistent cookies to improve your navigation experience, such as storing display preferences, pagination and sort order for lists of elements, or to remember that you have already read an internal important message, thus avoiding for example to show the same message over and over again. Thes cookies usually expire in periods ranging form 7 to 365 days.
External content integration cookies
This are cookies are sent by social networking plugins such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube.com, Addthis.com and Google Maps. These service usually display embedded content on our website such as: like-me buttons, timeline widgets, interactive maps, global sharing buttons. If you block these cookies some parts of this website could not be available.
These cookies use an unique identifier and may be used for tracking and profiling purposes to show advertising or services that are relevant to you when you visit this or other websites or perform web searches.
You can review some of the most common third-party cookie policies here:
You can disable these cookies for this website using the form at the top of this page.
We use Google Analytics to statistical data for this website. These cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, _utmt, __utmz, _ga, _gat, _gid) are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited and the searches performed within our site. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes.
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You can disable them for this website using the form at the top of this page.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ and http://www.aboutcookies.org.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
For more details read your browser's inline help or visit your browser's support website (the following links may change in the future without our knowledge)
Detailed cookie tables grouped by issuer
Cookie names, domains and other features including a "*" implies multiple values.