Cookie Policy
Effective date: 25th of July, 2022.
This page contains information regarding the use of cookies on the web site

Please take time to read our Cookie policy.
When you access or interact with the Website (“Website”), services, tools or messaging systems, we or our authorised service providers may use cookies and other similar technologies for analytics, advertising purposes and to store information in order to offer you a better user experience, faster and more secure service.

The aim of this page is for us to provide the user with information on the technologies directly adopted by us and how they are used on the Website and in our services and tools. Other external connections (like Twitter and Instagram) that are connected to our site also use their respective cookies, of which we do not have control over.

Like most websites, we use cookies (small data files) that are saved on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other mobile device (referred to collectively as “device”) to record certain data each time you visit or interact with the Website, services and tools.

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

This website uses cookies to:
  • personalise content and adverts,
  • to provide social media features,
  • to analyse our traffic and how people interact with the Website,
  • to share information about your use of our site with our social media accounts,
  • and to provide targeted advertising.

The cookies used on this site and similar technologies have various functions that are meant for. They are used to ensure the functioning of our services and allow us to improve performance, offer additional features, or offer you advertising that is targeted or in line with your interest(s). We use cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device only for the duration of the browser session (session cookies) or for a longer period (permanent cookies). You can block, delete or deactivate them if permitted by your device. You can manage cookies and cookie preferences via your device or browser settings.

Where possible, security measures are implemented to prevent unauthorised access to cookies and similar technologies. A unique code guarantees that only us and/or our authorised service providers can access cookie data. BOVAS is responsible for processing of your personal data in relation to cookies issued directly by us. For processing relating to cookies issued by third parties that we use their services, each third party is responsible for handling their data.

The service providers are companies that support us in various aspects of our business, dealing for example with operations, advertising services and website tools. We use our authorised service providers to show you advertising in line with your interests, our services and on other webpages. These service providers may place cookies on your device via our services (third-party cookies). They can also obtain information that allows them to identify your device, such as its IP address or other device’s unique codes.

You can use the following links to navigate around our Cookie Policy.
>> What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
>> Cookies used on the Website
>> User Choice
>> User Rights
>> Use of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
>> Third-Party Cookies

To give you a better understanding of the policy and the use of these technologies, some terms with their definitions are provided below:
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
This is a small text file (usually comprising letters and numbers) that is saved in the browser or device memory when you visit a site or view a message. Cookies allow a site to recognise a particular device or browser.

There are various types of cookies:
  • Session cookies: these expire at the end of the browser session and allow us to link together your actions during that specific session.
  • Permanent cookies: these are saved on your device even after the end of the browser session and make it possible to remember your preferences or actions on multiple websites.
  • First-party cookies: these are set by the website that you are visiting.
  • Third-party cookies: these are set by a website other than the website you are visiting. These come from external services that a website you are visiting rely on for one or two functions.
Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools available in most browsers. Cookie preferences have to be set separately for each browser used, as each of them offers specific features and options.

Web beacon:
These are small images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) which we may include in the Websites, services, apps, messages and tools. They generally work with cookies to identify our users and what they do on the Website.

Similar technologies:
These echnologies store data in the browser or device using locally shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other software methods for web applications. These technologies work in all browsers. In some cases, the use of local storage cannot be managed in full through browsers and has to be managed using specific tools. We do not use these technologies to store information for creating targeted advertisements on our or other websites.

The terms “cookies”, “web beacons” and “similar technologies” can be used interchangeably in this policy, referring to all the technologies used to store data in your browser or device or to technologies that collect data or which enable you to be identified as described above. The types types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies we use may change over time.

Cookies used on the Website
Below are the cookies we use on the Website:
  • 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, because some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store your personal information which can be used to identify you.
  • 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 or at all.
  • 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.
  • 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, they simply identify your unique browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will get less targeted advertising.
  • Social Media Cookies These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
User Choice
Certain features, services and tools of the Website are only available if these technologies are used. You can always block, delete, or disable them if your browser, installed app, or device allows. However, if you reject cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features, services, apps or tools on the Website.

When you first access the Website – and in any case until you have expressed your choice – we give you the option of whether or not to allow the use of cookies. Specifically, by clicking on the “OK/Accept” button or “Reject/X” button, you will give your consent to the use of cookies or deny the use of cookies, as the case may be depending on your choice of action.

In general, these technologies allow the Website to store important information in your browser or device and then use it later to identify you on the servers/internal systems that host or provide services for the Website. Where applicable, we protect cookies and other similar technologies to ensure that only we and/or our authorised service providers can interpret them by assigning them a unique code. Your personal data is not stored in cookies or other similar technologies used.

All personal information acquired and stored through the use of these technologies is obtained only after notifying you and requesting your express and deliberate consent. We obtain your consent by clearly informing you of the use of the technologies and giving you the opportunity to disable them, as described above.

User Rights
You have the right to obtain confirmation at any time of the existence of your personal data. In particular, you have the right to be informed of the origin of your data, the purposes and methods of processing, the logic applied to processing by electronic means, the identification data of the data controller, data processor or persons in charge.

You also have the right to obtain the updating, rectification or integration of your data, as well as to object to the processing for legitimate reasons.

Use of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
The uses of these technologies fall into the following general categories:
  • Operationally necessary use. The use of cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies may be necessary for the operation of websites, services, apps and tools. This includes technologies that allow you to access the websites, services, apps and tools required to prevent fraudulent activity and improve your security or use other features such as saved searches or similar features.
  • Performance-related use or analytical cookies. We may use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies to evaluate the performance of the Websites, apps, tools and services, including as part of analysis activities to understand how visitors use the Websites, to determine whether they have interacted with our messaging system or viewed an item or link, or to improve the content, apps, services or tools on the website.
  • Function-related use. We may use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies to provide you with advanced functions when you access or use the Websites, services, apps or tools. With these features, we can, for example, identify users who access the Websites or monitor their preferences, interests or previously viewed objects to improve the presentation of content on the Websites.
  • Use for advertising or customising content. With your consent, which must be expressly and explicitly stated, we may use our or third-party cookies and web beacons to offer content, including advertisements relevant to your interests, on the Websites or on third-party websites. This includes the use of technologies to better assess the usefulness of advertising and content presented to you, for example by monitoring whether or not you have selected an advertisement.

To refuse the use of third-party advertising cookies and web beacons, see the section “Advertising networks and exchanges operated by third parties” below. By rejecting first-party and third-party advertising cookies and web beacons, as set forth below, you will still see our advertising, but it will not be targeted to your interests, as it would be if you used first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons or related technologies.

If you wish to reject all other types of technologies used on the Websites, services, apps or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting or disabling them as permitted by your device or browser. For more information on how to block, delete or disable these technologies, refer to your device or browser settings.

Third-Party Cookies
Use of these technologies by third-party service providers
We may partner with third-party companies, generally known as service providers, that are authorised to use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to store data on the Website or in our services and tools. These service providers allow us to offer you a better, faster and safer experience on the Websites.
These service providers may use these technologies to help us offer you our content and advertising and to create anonymous website statistics and analyses. We do not permit any of our service providers to collect your personal information on the Website or through our services or tools for their own purposes. These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions on the use or collection of any personal information. The use of third-party cookies is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties.

Except for use of such technologies by our service providers or other authorised third parties, we do not accept any content from individuals on the websites that includes or uses cookies, web beacons, local storage or similar technologies to monitor or acquire your personal information.

Advertising networks and exchanges operated by third parties
We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges, to provide our users with advertising messages. Such third-party providers of advertising networks and exchanges may use cookies, web beacons or similar third-party technologies to gather information. They can also collect the device identification code, IP address or identifier for advertisers (IDFA). The information gathered by these third parties may be used to enable us to present you with advertising messages in line with your interests on the Websites or elsewhere on the web. The use of third-party cookies is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties.

For more information about third-party cookies in advertising and how to disable them, you may visit the following third-party websites:

You can exercise your rights by emailing us at [email protected].
If you have any further questions, contact [email protected]
For all other information on the collection and processing of personal data, please refer to the Website’s Privacy Policy page.