WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small strings of text that are sent to the user’s terminal (usually the browser) when you visit a website. They are stored on the user computer and transmitted to the same sites the next time you visit it. When browsing a website, you can receive on your Terminal even cookies that are sent by different web sites or servers (the so-called “third parties”), which may host some of the elements (such as images, maps, sounds, links to specific pages on other domains) that are on the site you are visiting.
Cookies, usually found in a user’s browser in a very large number and sometimes with characteristics of long persistence in time, are used for different purposes: authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations relating to users who access the server, etc.
Cookies can be divided into two macro-categories: “technical”and”profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary to the provider of a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1 of the Data Protection Code).
They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the web site. They can be divided into navigation cookies or session cookies, ensuring the normal navigation and use of the web site (for example allowing making a purchase or accessing reserved areas); analytics cookie, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information, in aggregate, about the number of users and their behaviour visiting the website; function cookies, allowing users to navigate based on a selected set of criteria (e.g. language, selected products), in order to improve the service provided.
Profiling cookies are designed to create users’ profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the web. Because such devices can intrude upon user’s private sphere considerably, European and Italian law provides that the user should be adequately informed about the use of these cookies and clearly accept them.
These cookies are used by domains other than those indicated in the address bar of your browser, or by organizations that do not match the owners of the website.
For example, cookies used to collect information for advertising purposes and content customization, as well as to process web statistics, can be “third party cookies.”
Third-party cookies allow gathering more complete data about users’ browsing habits and are believed to be more sensitive in terms of integrity. This is why, most web browsers allow you to change the settings so that cookies are not accepted.
WHICH COOKIES ARE USED IN THIS SITE?
We believe it is fundamental to provide users with information about the cookies our website uses and the purposes for which they are used.
There are three goals:
- ensure user’s privacy;
- ensure ease of use;
- optimize the development of our web site.
The following explanation shows more in detail which cookies are used on our website and their purposes.
This website only uses technical and analytics cookies.
This website uses third party cookies.
Cookies are used to improve the browsing experience on our site.
You can change your cookie settings any time.
If you continue without changing your settings, you accept to receive cookies from this web site.
If the settings were changed, we do not guarantee the proper functioning of our site.
Google Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect data for statistical purposes.
Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions.
Browsers do not share cookies across domains.
Google Analytics cookies (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) are used to collect information about how users use the site.
They are a randomly generated number.
Cookies collect information anonymously, for example the number of visitors to the site, where visitors came to the site from and the pages visited.
This information is used to steer development activities to help us improve the website and compile reports.
HOW TO VIEW COOKIES
Since cookies are standard text files, you can access them using most text editors or word processing programs. To open them, just click on them.
HOW TO DISABLE/ENABLE OR DELETE COOKIES
Cookies can be limited or blocked through your browser settings.
If you’d rather the website didn’t store any cookie on your computer, set your browser to be notified before saving a cookie. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete all cookies already saved in the system. Please note that the settings need to be changed separately in each browser and computer you use.
If you block the cookie storage, we can no longer guarantee a correct functioning of the website. Some features of the site may not be available and you may not be able to view certain Web sites. Also, even if cookies are blocked, advertisement will still be displayed. Simply, these will no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more frequently.
To change settings, each browser has its own procedure.
If necessary, to find out the correct settings use t your browser help file.
To disable cookies on a mobile phone, you must read the user’s guide for more information.
The following is a list of links that explain how to manage cookies in different browsers.
If your browser is not in the list, please check the information about cookies provided by the browser itself.
If you use a mobile phone, read the user’s guide for more information.
More detailed information about cookies can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org.
As a result of any changes to our website or to regulations relating to cookies, this information may change periodically. We are therefore allowed to change information and cookies in the list at any time without notice. The latest version can be found on this webpage.