When the installation of cookies is based on consent (as indicated below), this consent can be freely revoked at any time by following the instructions contained in this document.
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment (usually to the user’s browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user´s terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user´s subsequent visits to those websites.
We mostly use them to offer you a proper or enhanced browsing experience and collect statistics to optimize site functionality. Any additional information, including that allowing us to deliver marketing based on your interests, shall only be stored upon your prior consent.
2.What happens if I reject cookies?
If you decide to reject cookies that require your prior consent, we will not use such cookies. If you decide to withdraw consent that was given to us previously, we will no longer use the relevant cookies and will delete them (if they are first-party cookies). This means, however, that in the case of functional cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of all the features and functionality of our website. Similarly, it is possible for you to reject performance cookies. In that case we will be less able to learn what you like or do not like about our website, so that we can make it better.
3. Managing cookie settings via your browser
You can manage (enable/disable and delete) the cookie settings on our website via the functionalities above, but also by altering your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to manage your cookies by either accepting or rejecting all cookies or accepting only certain types of cookies. The procedure for managing and deleting cookies usually can be found in your browser’s integrated help function.
4. Different types of cookies
Cookies can be installed directly by us, with our website domain (“Carmen Basilique’s cookies”) or by third-party providers (“third-party cookies”).
Some cookies can be persistently stored in the user’s device until their expiration or deletion by the user (“permanent cookies”) and other can be automatically eliminated any time the website browsing session ends or when the browser is closed (“session cookies”).
Depending on their purpose, cookies may be distinguished into four major groups:
a) Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
b) Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
c) Functional Cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
d) Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
5. How we collect your consent
Please note that we may keep record of your consent by means of a technical cookie, so that the aforementioned banner may not be displayed in your subsequent visits. Notwithstanding, we shall ask you to renew your choice (by the appearance of a new banner) every 12 months and keep record of your previous consents only to prove compliance with the law for so long as the applicable statute of limitation will require.
In any case and at any time, you may freely decide to block the setting of third-party and profiling cookies or to withdraw any previously given consent without affecting your ability to visit the website and avail of the relevant contents.