1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that sites you visit send to your terminal
(usually your browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the
same sites the next time you visit them. While browsing a site, the user
can also receive on his terminal cookies that are sent by different
websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which may reside
some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links
to pages of other domains) on the site that the same person is visiting.
Cookies, which are usually present in a very large number of users’
browsers and sometimes have features that allow them to last a long time,
are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication,
monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations
regarding users accessing the server, etc..
2. Which are the main types of Cookies?
In this regard, and for the purposes of measure no. 229/2014 of the Privacy
Guarantor, two macro-categories have therefore been identified: “technical”
cookies and “profiling” cookies.
a. Technical cookies. Technical cookies are those used solely for the
purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an
electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary to
the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the
subscriber or user to provide that service” (see Article 122, paragraph 1,
of the Privacy Code). They are not used for any further purpose and are
normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They
can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal
navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a
purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies,
similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to
collect information, in aggregate, on the number of users and how they
visit the site itself; functionality cookies, which allow the user to
navigate according to a series of selected criteria (such as language,
products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to
the same. The installation of such cookies does not require the prior
consent of users.
b. Proliferation cookies. Proliferation cookies are used to create user
profiles and to send advertising messages in line with the preferences
expressed by the user when browsing the web. Due to the particular
intrusiveness that such devices may have within the privacy of users,
European and Italian law requires that the user must be adequately informed
about the use of the same and thus express their valid consent. Our site
does not use specific cookies to profile you.
Session and Persistent Cookies.
The Session Cookies, which contain the information that is used in your
current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you
close your browser. Nothing is stored on your computer beyond the time you
use the site.
Persistent Cookies, which are used to maintain the information that is used
in the period between different accesses to the website, or used for
technical purposes and to improve navigation on the site. This data allows
sites to identify you as a user or visitor already known and adapts
accordingly. Persistent cookies have a longevity that is set by the
website and that can vary from a few minutes to several years. Our site
does not use this type of cookie. The anti-tracing setting of any browser
does not affect the browsing of our site.
First party and third party cookies.
It is necessary to take into account the different party that installs the
cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the same
operator of the site that the user is visiting (the so-called “first
party”) or a different site that installs cookies through the first (the
so-called “third party”). The first part Cookies are created and can be
read by the site that created them. Third party cookies, on the other hand,
are created and can be read by domains outside the site and the data are
stored by the third party. This site uses first-party cookies of a
technical nature, so, as mentioned, consent is not required, only this
For more information about this type of advertising based on clients
preferences and resulting from third party cookies, please visit the third
party sites below. At www.youronlinechoices.com and
www.aboutads.info/choices/ you will also find information on how
behavioural advertising works, extensive information on cookies as well as
steps required to protect your privacy on the internet.
If you would like to know more about cookies and how to manage them, you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Third party cookies
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by
Google, Inc. (‘Google’). For more information you can visit the Google
use of the website (including your IP address) anonymously. The website
operator has set up Google Analytics in such a way that your IP address is
partially anonymised. This information is transmitted to Google for the
purpose of compiling reports on your activity on the website. However,
Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by
Google, nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a
computer user. However, Google has developed the browser add-on for
(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) to give website visitors
the opportunity to prevent Google Analytics from using their data.
The Site also allows you to express your preferences through interaction
with other applications (so-called “social”). For example, by clicking on
the respective “key” on the pages of the Site, the user can access their
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest profiles and
express, share or report their preference about the content of the Site. In
this case, also in order to understand the use that these applications make
of your data, the information prepared by the company owner of said
application is valid.
The owner does not guarantee that the links to the above policies are
always active due to updates that do not depend on the owner, so the user
is required to browse and verify personally the current text. The owner is
not responsible for any malfunction or conditions that do not allow
consultation of the policies of these applications.
The longevity of cookies, therefore, ranges from the individual session to two years from visiting the page.
MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES IN THE CONFIGURATION OF THE MOST WIDELY USED BROWSERS
The following website is provided again to analyse, in general, and manage
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Please note that the deactivation or blocking of some cookies may affect
the full use of the site or, more generally, its consultation. However,
most of the browsers available on the network allow the “anti-tracing”