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.
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.
Different types of cookies
Cookies can be installed directly by us, with our website domain (“AGS’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 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 two major groups: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies, as better illustrated below:
- Technical cookies
- browsing cookies, which guarantee a regular browsing experience on a website (e.g. allowing the access to restricted areas); disabling these cookies may impair the user’s browsing experience and prevent some web page to be displayed properly;
- analytics cookies, which anonymously analyse the use of a website (e.g. the number of visitors of clicks for each webpage) for statistical survey and optimization purposes; disabling these cookies will not impair the user’s browsing experience;
- functional cookies, which enable additional functionalities such as saving the user’s preferences and settings, such as language, so as to enhance the quality of service; disabling these cookies will not impair the user’s browsing experience, but will prevent the user to benefit of the functionalities offered by these types of cookies.
- Profiling cookies
These cookies require the users’ informed consent to be installed.