Definitions, characteristics and application of the law
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Types of cookies used on the site and block/allow options
This site uses the following types of cookies and offers the option of blocking/allowing them excepting for third-party cookies, where the user needs to follow the selection and de-selection procedures specific to their related managers (see section on "third-party cookies").
- Navigation or session "technical" cookies - These cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the site or to enable the user to make use of the content and services they require.
- Analytics cookies, which allow the manager of the site to understand how it is being used by its users. These cookies are not used to collect information on the user's identity or any personal information. The information is processed in aggregate and anonymous form.
- Functionality cookies, which are used to activate specific functions on the site and a series of selected criteria (e.g. preferred language and products selected for purchase) in order to enhance the service provided.
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