The websites of NMS group and its subsidiaries use so-called cookies to offer an optimized browsing experience.
This information will therefore illustrate what cookies are, how they differ and how they are managed.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send directly to their terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user (first-party cookies).
While browsing, the user can also receive cookies from different sites or web servers (third-party cookies) on his terminal; this happens because the visited website may contain elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.
Cookies can have a duration limited to a single browsing session on the browser (session cookies), and in this case they are automatically deactivated when the browser is closed by the user; or they may have a predetermined expiration date and, in this case, they will remain stored and active on your hard disk until this expiration date, continuing to collect information during different browsing sessions on the browser (persistent cookies).
Cookies are used for several purposes:
Technical cookies are necessary to allow you to browse the site and take advantage of its features.
Monitoring or analytics cookies are used to obtain statistical information, usually in aggregate form, on the number of users who access the site and how the site is used.
Finally, profiling cookies are generally used to trace the consumer’s profile and display advertisements on the site that may be of interest, as they are consistent with consumer tastes and habits. The websites of NMS group and its subsidiaries do not use this type of cookie.
Technical, monitoring and profiling cookies
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of making it possible to browse the site and allow you to use its features. These are always first-party cookies, as they are conveyed directly on the site. Some technical cookies are essential to offer an optimal browsing experience or to allow the authentication of a registered user, for example to enter a reserved area (navigation cookies). Navigation cookies are normally session cookies and, therefore, once the navigation browser is closed, they are automatically deactivated. Other technical cookies are useful for allowing the storage of certain preferences (for example, the language or country of origin) without having to reset them during subsequent visits (functionality cookies). For this reason, functionality cookies are often persistent, as they remain stored on the computer even after the browser is closed, until their expiry date or until you decide to delete them. As required by current legislation on privacy, prior consent is not required for the installation of these cookies.
Profiling cookies are used to create a user profile, based on the preferences and tastes expressed while browsing the internet, and display advertising messages consistent with the profile.
Management of cookies: blocking or deletion
The management (blocking or deletion) of cookies varies according to the browser used. The following links show the various manufacturers’ instructions for the main browsers: