A cookie can be classified by its lifespan, purpose and the domain to which it belongs.

By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • Session Cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser
  • Persistent Cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • First-party Cookie which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • Third-party Cookie stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

These cookies are:

  • Necessary cookies – cookies that allow the technical operation of the website and its features;
  • Analytical / performance cookies – cookies that collect data about the performance of the website and how you use our website. These cookies allow us to improve how the website works;
  • Functionality cookies – cookies that allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced or customized features.

Useful information about the technical aspects of Cookie can be found: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies used on this website

An overview of the cookies used on this website is set in the following table:

You can prevent the setting of Cookie by adjusting the settings on your browser.Cookie configuration settings

Cookie settings can vary from one browser to another, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Besides, you can find information about how to manage Cookie in the browser at the following addresses:

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox


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