The Company may collect information of the Users of the Site, using similar technologies, such as cookies and / or tracking Internet Protocol address (IP). Cookies are small text files stored on each user ‘s hard disk and do not obtain any knowledge of any document or file from their computer and are used to facilitate User access to the use of specific services and / or Site pages for statistical purposes and in order to determine which areas are useful or popular. The following types of cookies are used on the Site :
(a) the “browser” cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookies folder in the browser for as long as the user is connected to the Site, and
(b) the “persistent” cookies ‐ these are held longer in the file “cookies” of the browser used by the User (depending on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
Browsing cookies are used to improve browser navigation on the site and to collect aggregate statistical information. This aggregated statistical information is used for internal purposes only by the Company and will not be passed on to third parties.
The User’s computer receives an IP address each time the User is connected to Internet. Through this address the User’s computer sends and receives data. In general, each time the User is connected to Internet the IP address is different. However, under specific conditions, (e.g. in broadband connections) the user’s IP address becomes permanent. A permanent IP address might identify a User with a certain computer and therefore might process personal data. Web log information is non‐personalized information collected by the computer hosting the Website each time a user visits the Website. Examples of types of information collected through IP address include date and time of website visit, the browser type and software type used. The Company or its authorized representatives make use of User’s IP address and web log information in order to collect aggregated information about the use of the Website and to improve its operation.