What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from the website to a user’s device (usually a browser), where they are stored so they can be sent back to the website on the next visit. 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 a cookies functions may be done by other technologies. In this document, the term “cookie” is used to refer both to cookies in the strict sense and all other similar technologies.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be first or third party cookies. The term “first” here means the cookies have the site as their domain, while “third party” means cookies related to external domains.
Third-party cookies have to have been installed by an external party – the third party – and are not managed by the website. These parties may also install first-party cookies by storing their own cookies on the site’s domain.
Nature of cookies
There are various types of cookies:
1. Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of transmitting “a communication over an electronic communications network or to the extent strictly needed for an IT provider to supply a service what has been expressly requested by a subscriber or user” (see Art. 122(1) of the Code).
Such cookies are not used for any other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or operator. Such cookies can be divided into:
2. Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are used to create user profiles and then to send advertising based on the preferences shown by a user while surfing the web.
Prior consent must be granted to use profiling cookies. Under provision 229 of 8 May 2014, a user can grant or deny consent for the installation of profiling cookies, if used.
For third-party cookies, the website does not have direct control of the individual cookies and cannot control them (it cannot install or delete them directly). However, such cookies can be managed using browser settings (see the instructions below) or using the sites indicated in the “Cookie Management” section.
List of the technical cookies used on our website
These are anonymized tracking cookies that generate site usage statistics.
The following Google Analytics cookies are used:
The only such cookies used are system cookies required for the operational functioning of the website. Our website does not use profiling cookies.
In any case, all Google Analytics cookies can be blocked using an add-on that can be downloaded at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
The duration of a cookie is determined by its expiry date (or by a specific action, such as closing the web browser) that is set at the time of installation.
Cookies can be:
Our website does not, in any form, use computer techniques to directly acquire the identifying personal data of a user. The session cookies are not kept after the connection to the website has been ended. The computer systems used for this website do not use:
Browser configuration support
A user can manage cookies using the browser settings. However, deleting cookies from a browser could remove some of the preferences set for a website.
For more information and support, it is possible to access the specific help pages for the web browser being used:
– Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
– Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-us/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
– Safari: http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/it/
– Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it
– Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
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