What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the site to the interested party's terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the site on the next visit by the same user. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard drive or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the cookie functions can be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term 'cookie' refers to both cookies, properly so called, and to all similar technologies.
Through cookies it is possible to record information relating to your preferences, such as the pages you navigate or the download of files from our. site or other similar actions carried out by navigating our site.
First or third party cookies
Cookies can be first or third party, where "first part" means cookies installed by the owner of the site itself, while "third party" means cookies installed by third parties with respect to the site owner.
Nature of cookies
Regarding the nature of cookies, there are several types:
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service.
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into:
- navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the correct functioning of the site;
- analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve site performance;
- functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required (more information in the paragraph Management of cookies below).
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net.
For the use of profiling cookies, the consent of the interested party is required. According to the provision n. 229 of 8 May 2014, the user must be able to authorize or deny consent to the installation of profiling cookies if they are present.
In the case of third-party cookies, the site does not have direct control of individual cookies and cannot control them (it can neither install them directly nor delete them). You can still manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the sites indicated in the "Cookie management" section.
The User is therefore invited to check on the third party site indicated below.
Cookies installed on this site:
These are cookies used by Google Analytics to process statistical analysis on how users navigate the site through computers or mobile applications, on the number of pages visited or the number of clicks made on a page while browsing a site. Click here for an overview of Google's privacy.
To prevent the storage of the aforementioned cookies, the user can download the appropriate additional component available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of cookies
Cookies have a duration dictated by the expiration date (or by a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:
temporary or session (session cookies): they are used to store temporary information, allow you to connect the actions performed during a specific session and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
persistent cookies: they are used to store information, such as the login name and password, in order to avoid that the user must type them again every time he visits a specific site. These remain stored on the computer even after closing the browser.
The so-called session cookies, once the connection to this website is terminated, are not kept. The IT systems used for this site use both temporary and permanent cookies.
Management of cookies
To disable cookies in general, you can activate the "anonymous browsing" mode on your browser - this is a function that allows you to browse without leaving a trace of your browsing data in the browser. This function only allows you not to keep browsing data in the browser.
Alternatively, you can disable / delete cookies by accessing the configuration panel of your browser. For more information, visit the dedicated user support page or the online help of the browser you use.
Chrome link at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Firefox link at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Internet Explorer link at http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Microsoft Edge link at http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-10/edge-privacy-faq
Safari 6 link at https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=it_IT
Safari iOS (mobile devices) link at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
Opera link at http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/