Information on Cookies
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being retransmitted to the same sites the next visit by the same user. While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some may reside elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the same user is visiting.
Thanks to cookies, the server sends information that will be reread and updated each time the user returns to the site. In this way, the website can automatically adapt to the user, improving their browsing experience. In addition, cookies provide the site operator with anonymous information on user navigation, also to obtain statistical data on the use of the site and improve navigation. The information collected through cookies can also be used to build a “profile” of the preferences expressed by the user while browsing, in order to personalize the messages of commercial promotion.
Types of cookies
Based on the legislation on the protection of personal data, cookies can therefore be divided into “technical”, for the use of which the user's consent is not required, and “profiling” for promotional purposes, for which it is instead necessary to collect the user's consent.
- Technical cookies
- This type of cookie is further divided into:
- Navigation/session cookies. These are essential cookies to navigate the site using all its features, such as maintaining the session and accessing restricted areas. They are strictly necessary, as without them it would not be possible to provide the services requested. These cookies do not collect information to be used for commercial purposes.
- Analytics cookies. They collect and analyze information on the use of the site by visitors (pages visited, number of accesses, time spent on the site, etc.) to optimize the management of the site. These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user in any way.
- Functionality cookies. They allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example the language) in order to provide the user with a better browsing experience. The information collected by this type of cookie is anonymous.
- Profiling cookies
- Through cookies, information about the user can be collected to be used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context surfing the net (profile).
- Due to the impact on the user's private sphere of using such techniques for profiling purposes, it is necessary to collect the user's consent (Article 122 of Legislative Decree 196/2003).
- Third-party cookies
- When browsing the site, cookies may be installed by altof sites, accessible from the site but managed by other parties (third parties). In this case, the site owner acts only as a technical intermediary between the user and these sites.
- Disabling and Deleting Cookies
- The settings of the browser used by the user to navigate allow both the deletion and the possibility of avoiding the installation of cookies on the electronic device used.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options' and then click on the 'Privacy' tab;
- 2. To activate cookies, the Privacy level must be set to “Medium” or below;
- Mozilla Firefox
- 1. Click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window and select “Options”;
- 2. Select the “Privacy” icon;
- 3. Click on “Cookies”, then select whether or not “Accept cookies from sites” and “Accept third-party cookies”;
- Google Chrome
- 1. Click on the Chrome menu icon
- 2. Select Settings.
- 3. At the bottom of the page, click Show Advanced Settings.
- 4. In the 'Privacy' section, click Content Settings.
- 5. Turn cookies on or off:
- o To enable cookies, select 'Allow data to be saved locally' (recommended).
- o To disable cookies, select 'Block sites from setting data'.
- 6. Click Done to save.
- 1. Click on the “Cog” icon at the top of the browser window and select the “Preferences” option;
- 2. Click on “Protection” and select whether or not the option “Block third-party and advertising cookies”;
- 3. Click Save.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage or disable third-party or marketing/retargeting ones, you can visit specific sites such as e.g. www.youronlinechoices.com.
- Cookies used by the site
- Cookies used by the site:
- The site uses
- Navigation/session cookies
- Analytics cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Profiling cookies
- Third-party cookies
- Google (analytics):
Note: unless different settings on your browser, continuing with the navigation you consent to the use of these cookies. Consent will be recorded in a technical cookie lasting one year.