Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you browse certain websites to enable or enhance your browsing experience. The website (hereinafter the "Site") uses cookies, whose features and operation are regulated in this Policy.

Our cookies

Cookies can be classified in accordance with:


As to source, cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies, depending on whether VdA or a third-party is responsible for sending or is the source of the cookies.


As to duration, cookies can remain on your device only for the browsing session, in which case they are considered session cookies and are deleted when you close your browser. Cookies that remain on your device for longer periods are permanent cookies.


Cookies may be:

  • Strictly necessary, which are placed to ensure the proper operation of the Site, to provide any features required by you, or to save your preferences.
  • Customization cookies, which store and apply your Site preferences in a simplified and automatic manner to improve your browsing experience;
  • Analytics cookies, which collect statistical information on users’ Site use and engagement; or
  • Advertising cookies, which select what advertising is displayed based on the user’s interests.

To learn more about our cookies, click here:

Cookies of third parties that transfer data to third countries

The use of third party cookies on the Site (i.e. customization, analytics and/or advertising cookies) may imply the transfer of your data to countries outside the European Economic Area that may not have an adequacy decision by the European Commission and, therefore, do not offer a level of protection of your data equivalent to the level guaranteed in the European Union. For example, the use of Google Analytics or AddThis cookies may imply the transfer of your personal data (e.g. the unique identifier of your device) to the entities providing these services, which are based in the United States of America. In these cases, VdA may not be able to configure the operation of these cookies and/or prevent a data transfer.

To find out which cookies files transfer data to third countries, click here:

For more information on the transfer of data resulting from the use of these cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.

Your preferences

Except for strictly necessary cookies, which are immediately placed on your device when you visit our Site, the placement of any other cookies is subject to your consent. Please note that objecting to the use of cookies may impair your browsing experience on the Site.

You may change your preferences at any time by clicking the “Cookie settings” hyperlink on the Site’s footer. You may need to refresh the page after changing your preferences to implement the new settings.

Alternatively, you may also change the cookie use and installation settings on your browser (which may limit the functionality of our Site, depending on the browser’s settings panel and the options available to the user). Each browser follows different procedures and we therefore advise that you check their respective settings:

You can also restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data through Google Analytics cookies on any website, using the tool available here.

Social Media

The Site offers the option to share content through your social networks. Use of the content sharing icons found on the Site implies the placement, subject to your prior consent, of third party cookies (e.g. AddThis cookies). These cookies allow the sharing of your personal data with the providers of these social media networks when you are logged into your account.

To prevent access to your personal data (collected through the Site) by any social media network, please ensure that you are not logged into your social media accounts. You may also refuse (or withdraw consent already given for) the placement of third-party cookies used to enable this sharing of content under the terms better described in this Policy and through the OneTrust tool:

Changes to this Policy

VdA can change this Cookie Policy at any time and without notice. Any relevant changes will be immediately published on the Site, enabling you to access the information and, depending on the type of cookie in question, consent or not to its use.

Date of last update: 31/10/2022

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