A “cookie” is a small file that is stored in the user's computer and allows us to recognize it. Cookies help us to improve the quality of our website, enabling us to control which pages our users find useful and which they do not.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, offering numerous advantages in providing interactive services, facilitating browsing and the usability of our website. Please bear in mind that cookies cannot harm your equipment and the fact that they are activated helps to identify and solve errors.
The information provided below will help you to understand the different types of cookies:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain in the browser's cookie file until the website is left, meaning that none of them are registered in the user's hard disk. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyze traffic on the website. Long-term, this means that a better experience can be provided to improve the content and to streamline its use.
- Persistent cookies: these are stored in the hard disk and our website reads them every time the site is revisited. Persistent cookies have a given expiry date. After this date, the cookie will stop working.
Below, we offer a list of the main cookies used on our web pages, distinguishing between:
- Strictly necessary cookies, such as those that are used for correct browsing or those that allow the services requested by the user to be provided or cookies that are used to ensure that the content of the website loads effectively.
- Third party cookies, such as those used by social networks or by external complements to the content.
- Analytical cookies for the purpose of periodical maintenance and in favor of guaranteeing the best service possible to users, with which websites normally compile statistical data of the activity.
LIST AND DESCRIPTION OF THE COOKIES WE USE ON THE WEBSITE:
The table published below offers a schematic view of the cookies used on our website:
|Cookie||Purpose / further information||Expiry|
|cssEmbedded||Lets the site know if the critical css has been loaded. If not, it will inject the critical css right on the page so above-the-fold content will be styled without blocking the rendering of the site.||1 year|
|fontsLoaded||Lets the site know when external fonts (from Google) have been loaded.||1 year|
|exp_csrf_token||Used in conjunction with a form field to confirm that a form has the 'right' to be submitted.||1 years|
|country_entry_id||Sets the country you are viewing the website in. Used in conjunction with the region_id, main_office_id, and exp_publisher_site_language to determine what content should be displayed.||1 year|
|region_id||Sets the region you are in. Used in conjunction with the country_entry_id, main_office_id, and exp_publisher_site_language to determine what content should be displayed.||1 year|
|main_office_id||Sets what main office contact information should be displayed. Used in conjunction with the country_entry_id, region_id, and exp_publisher_site_language to determine what content should be displayed.||1 year|
|exp_publisher_site_language||Determines what language the site should be displayed in. Used in conjunction with the country_id_id, region_id, and main_office_id to determine what content should be displayed.||1 month|
|exp_last_activity||Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry, essential for logged in users.||1 month|
|exp_last_visit||Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.||1 month|
|exp_tracker||Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc.||none|
|exp_publisher_tracker||Similar to exp_tracker and based off the language data.||none|
Social network cookies
Further information about social network cookies:
Complementary guarantees - Cookie management:
As a complementary guarantee to the previously described ones, the cookie register may be subject to your acceptance during the installing or updating of the browser you use and this acceptance may be revoked at any time through the settings options for contents and privacy.
Many browsers enable a private mode to be activated by means of which cookies are always deleted after the visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode may have different names. Below, you will find a list of the most commonly used browsers and the different names of this “private mode”.
Internet Explorer 8 and above: InPrivate; Safari 2 and above: Private Browsing;
Opera 10.5 and above: Private Browsing; Firefox 3.5 and above: Private Browsing; Google Chrome 10 and above: Incognito mode
To permit, get to know, block or remove cookies installed in your equipment you should change the settings in the browser installed on your computer. For example, you can find information about how to do so if you use the following browser:
Internet Explorer from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Safari from here: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
Opera from here: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en/cookies.html
Firefox from here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Google Chrome from here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Important: Please read the help section in your browser carefully to find out more about how to activate the “private mode”. You may continue visiting our website even if your browser is in “private mode” although your browsing of our website may not be optimum and some uses may not function correctly.