Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. They are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to deliver information to the website owner. Cookies remember a user’s information and preferences on the website visited (log in data, language, geographical area and more). Part of the information may be used for statistical and marketing purposes.

There are different types of cookies:

  • session cookies (erased when the user closes the Web browser);
  • persistent cookies (erased once they reach the expiry date);
  • first-party cookies (that belong to the same domain that the user is browsing);
  • third-party cookies (that belong to domains other than the one that is being visited).

The following table explains the types of cookies used by this website.

Cookie Name Type Purpose
Google Analytics _utma
First-party persistent These cookies are used to collect information on how users employ the website. This information is used to compile automatic reports and to help us improve the website. Cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of website visitors, how they reached it and the pages that have been browsed.
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.NET Session ASP.NET_SessionId First-party session This is an essential cookie to manage individual user’s sessions. It is an anonimous cookie and is deleted once the web browser is closed.
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DoubleClick id Third-party persistent DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common uses of cookies include selection of advertising based on what’s relevant to a user to improve the reports on campaign performance and to prevent the user to see ads already shown in the past. DoubleClick sends a cookie to the browser when a user visits a page where they appear DoubleClick ads. Pages with ads include DoubleClick ad tags that tell the browser to request ad content to the ad server DoubleClick. When the server displays the content of the ads, send a cookie. For this to happen, it is not necessary on a page are shown ads DoubleClick; just include DoubleClick ad tag that could instead load detection tool clicks or impressions of a pixel. DoubleClick cookies do not contain personally identifiable information of users.
Facebook x Third-party
Twitter x Third-party

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