Cookies

We use cookies (little bits of information stored on your computer) on this site to help improve our service and give a better experience to you.

By using our site you are allowing us to store these cookies, and below you can find out why we use them and find information on how you can disable them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

A cookie typically contains the name of the website it belongs to and the lifespan of the cookie.

What cookies do we use?

This website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed them below with details of why we use them and how long they will last

Measuring website usage

Google Analytics 

Our website uses Google Analytics so that we can measure what pages on our website are being used and by how many people. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

We never store any personal data such as your name or address so the information we collect can never be used to identify you.  Google does not share your analytics information with anyone else.

View an overview of privacy at Google

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Expires
_utma 2 years
_utmb 30 minutes
_utmc When you close your browser
_utmz 6 Months

Google Maps

These cookies are used by Google to store preferences and user information each time they visit web pages containing geographical maps of Google Maps. These cookies contain sufficient information to allow tracking. They are used only on pages where there is the Google map.

View Terms of Service for Google Maps

Name Purpose Retention
APISID Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 2 years
GMAIL_RTT Cookie related to Google services(as Google Maps or Gmail) Session
GoogleAccountsLocale_session Google Maps session cookie Session
HSID Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 2 years
NID Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 6 months
OGPC Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 1 month
PREF Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 2 years
SAPISID Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 2 years
SID Ricorda le preferenze di settaggio dell’utente (per esempio livello di zoom impostato) 2 years
SSID Stores user preferences when accessing to a Google Map 2 years

Strictly necessary cookies

We use a cookie to remember the notifications you’ve seen so we do not show them to you again. Necessary cookies always need to be on.

How to disable/delete cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users some control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or accept/reject cookies for certain websites.

The website aboutcookies.org offers comprehensive information on how you can control cookies in all of the popular browsers

How to control cookies