What cookies are and how they are used
Cookies are small text files sent by a server to a web client when the client accesses a page on a website. They are used, in general, to remember preferences, data and information for reuse during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies).
Cookies make it easier to navigate the site, allow the storage of visited pages and other specific information, such as most frequently consulted pages, connection errors, etc.
Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Often browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are set to automatically accept cookies. Some of the purposes of installing Cookies may, in addition, require the User’s consent. However, Users can change the default configuration by choosing to disable or delete cookies. However, this may preclude the optimal use of some areas of the site.
In the course of browsing, moreover, Users may also receive on their terminal equipment cookies from different sites (so-called “third-party” cookies), set directly by the operators of said websites and used for the purposes and in the manner defined by them.
Types of cookies
Cookies, based on their characteristics and use, are distinguished into:
They are necessary for navigation on a website and for the use of its functionalities (e.g. access to restricted areas and correct display), which is why disabling them does not allow such activities.
Technical cookies are not used for further purposes and are divided into:
- navigation or session cookies: they ensure normal navigation and use of the website;
- functionality cookies: allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language).
Collect information anonymously about how users use the website, for example which pages they visit most often and any error messages they may receive during their visit. These cookies do not collect identifying information about visitors.
They are aimed at creating profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the web.
Third parts Cookies
By visiting this website, the user may also receive on his or her device cookies from sites operated by other organizations (“so-called “third-party” cookies): this happens because elements such as, for example, images, maps, specific links to web pages of websites or web services may be present on the site.
For the purpose of information transparency, the following is a list of the third-party services on the site, their purposes and links to the information pages of the different services:
|The Site uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to collect statistical data that allows us to improve the website user experience. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze information about how users interact with the website in aggregate form (e.g. most visited pages, geographic origin of visitors, etc.). Google stores the collected information on its servers in the United States.
The data generated by Google Analytics is stored by Google as outlined in the Policy found at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it
Users can disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on provided by Google on their browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
|On some pages there are interactive maps provided by Google, which may install cookies to detect information and preferences related to this service.
|On some pages there are forms that collect information at the express will of the user, which will be used to send newsletters.
|There are Social Network buttons and widgets on the pages of this website to facilitate interaction with social platforms and sharing of content directly from the pages of this website.
For more information, below are the web addresses of the disclosures and cookie management methods of the different social networks:
Users can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using their browser settings.
Below are links to the information pages of major browsers:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
Please remember that if you choose to block the receipt of cookies, this may affect or prevent the proper functioning of the site.