Cookies and Local Storage Policy
Cookies and local storage are part of the web technology and are not harmful, but it is important that you understand the implications to your privacy.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small temporary files stored in your browsing device (computer, telephone, tablet, etc.) when you visit a website. Cookies enable the website to store certain information in your device, for example to store user preferences or to recognize you if you visit the website later.
When a cookie is created in your device, the following information is stored:
- The address (domain) of the website that created the cookie.
- The duration of the cookie (may last just some minutes or for years).
- The content of the cookie.
Further information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org
Types of cookies
Customization cookies. Necessary to remember certain user preferences.
Analytic cookies. These cookies help us and third parties to record where visits are originated and how users interact with the website, in order to create analytics and to enhance the website structure and contents.
Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to manage the advertisements displayed, their content and frequency.
Behavioral advertising cookies. These cookies help to track your browsing behavior in order to create a profile and to determine relevant advertisements for you.
Social sharing cookies. Cookies required to log you into your social networks in order to share contents.
A local storage is a file created by a website in your device. Cookies are just one type of local storage, but there are others. It is important that you know them so you can block them or delete the data stored by them:
Browser local storage. Some websites use the browser’s “sessionStorage” and “localStorage” to store data; “sessionStorage” is stored temporarily, but the “localStorage” is persistent. You may erase them by deleting your browser’s history.
Flash local storage (“Flash Local Shared Objects”). Flash is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content into websites. Flash can store data in your device.
Silverlight local storage (“Isolated Objects”). Silverlight is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content into websites. Silverlight can store data in your device.
A web beacon is a tracking method that consists of an image embedded into a website. When your browser connects to the server where the image is located to download it, your access is tracked. Sometimes web beacons are very small or transparent images so the user is not aware of them.
First party cookies
Cookies placed by third parties
Many websites incorporate functions or features provided by third parties, like:
- Analytics on website usage
- Interactive maps
- Videos and multimedia elements
Cookies from social network sites
On our website, there are links that take you to social networking websites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). They are used for the following purposes: web analytics, technical, authentication, user preferences, tracking, advertising, location, security and transfer data outside EU.
- Facebook social sharing (Facebook, Inc): www.facebook.com/about/privacy
- Twitter social sharing functions (Twitter, Inc): www.twitter.com/privacy
- Instagram social sharing functions (Instagram, Inc): www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
- TravelClick booking Engine (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:
- For more information about Internet Explorer 8 and later click here
- For more information about Safari 2 and Later click her
- For more information about Opera 10.5 and later click here
- For more information about FireFox 3.5 and later click here
- For more information about Google Chrome 10 and later click here
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:
- For more information about Google Chrome click here
- For more information about Explorer click here
- For more information about Microsoft Edge click here
- For more information about Firefox click here
- For more information about Safari click here
- For more information about Safari for IOS click here
- For more information about Opera click here