Cookies are text files containing minimal information that are sent to the browser and stored into computers, mobile phones or any other device of the user every time that a website is being visited. During every connection, cookies send information back to the website in subject.
Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies) when they stay on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary (session cookies) when they are deactivated at the moment the browser is closed. Cookies can also be first party cookies if they are set by the visited website, or third-party cookies if they are inserted by a different website.
Under the law, the Privacy Guarantor identifies two types of cookies: “technical cookies” and “profiling cookies”.
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communication network, or insofar as is strictly necessary for the service provider of an information company to supply a service explicitly requested by a subscriber or a user” (art. 122, p.1, of the Privacy Code).
They are not used for any other purpose and are usually installed directly by the website’s owner or operator. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or to login in reserved areas); possible analytics cookies, combined with technical cookies when directly used by the website administrator in order to retrieve information, in an aggregate form, about the number of users and the way they use the website itself; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (such as language, selected products for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
For the installation of such cookies, prior consent of the users is not required.
COOKIES USED AND THEIR PURPOSES
Cookies on our website can be classified as follows:
These cookies are fundamental for allowing users to move around the website and use the required services, such as entering the protected areas of the website. Essential cookies are first party cookies and can be permanent or temporary. Without these cookies users may not have access to the required services and our website would not function correctly.
Performance cookies retrieve information on the use of a website by the users, such as which are the web pages that have been visited more frequently. These cookies do not memorize identifying data of single visitors, but only aggregate data in anonymous form.
We use these cookies for statistical purpose, in order to understand how our website is used.
These cookies can be permanent or temporary, first-party or third-party. Thus, these cookies retrieve anonymous information on visited web pages.
These cookies allow the website to remember the useres’ choices (for example the username, the language or the country of access) and to provide more customized functionalities. Functionality cookies can also be useful for providing the services required by the user, such as accessing a video or posting a comment on a blog. The information used by these cookies are in anonymous form and tracing users’ surfing other websites is not possible.
We use these cookies to:
- remember whether a particular service has been provided to the user
- improve the general experience within the website by remembering the preferences of the user.
These cookies can be permanent of temporary, first-party or third-party. Thus, these cookies remember the individual choices made by the users to improve their browsing experience.
Our website includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google. These are also third-party cookies that are anonymously collected and managed to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of the website. This information is collected and processed for the purpose of drawing up reports regarding the activities on the websites themselves. This website do not use (and forbids third parties to use) Google analytical tool to monitor or retrieve personal identifying information.
The Guarantor pointed out that Google Analytics cookies can be combined with technical cookies only if used with the purpose of enhancing the website by the owner of the website itself, who will be able to retrieve information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the website. Under these conditions, analytics cookies follow the same rules of the technical cookies about information and consent.
For this reason, we inform that on our website Google Analytics components have been modified so as to keep IP addresses of the users anonymous.
For more information, click on the following link: How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services
Users can deactivate Google Analytics action in a selective way by installing on their own browser the opt-out component provided by Google. In order to deactivate Google Analytics action, click on the following link Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Other third-party cookies
By visiting the website you can receive cookies from sites managed by other organizations (third parties), such as the scripts or social plugins of Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, etc. These are parts of the visited page generated directly from the above-mentioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is to share content on social networks.
These plugins require cookies to be sent to and from all websites operated by third parties. The handling of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information, which we kindly ask you to consult. For the purposes of greater transparency and convenience, a list of third-party websites with information about their policies for handling cookies is given below.
- Facebook policy
- Facebook (configuration): login > Privacy Shortcuts
- Twitter policy
- Twitter (configuration)
- Linkedin policy
- Linkedin (configuration)
- Google+ policy
- Google+ (configuration)
- Instagram policy
- Pinterest policy
HOW TO MANAGE AND DEACTIVATE COOKIES
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.
Attention: the total or partial deactivation of technical cookies may compromise the use of website functionalities reserved to registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public contents is possible by deactivating cookies completely.
Third-party cookies deactivation does not affect web surfing in any way.
Settings can be defined in a specific way for different websites and web applications.
Each browser has different procedures for settings management. Users can be provided by specific information by the following links.
Third-party cookies deactivation is also possible by the use of modes made available by the third-party company that owns this treatment, as indicated by the links in the paragraph “Cookie used and their purposes > Other third-party cookies”
For more information on cookies that are stored on their terminal and to deactivate those individually, you can click on: YourOnlineChoices.com
To eliminate cookies from the browser on your own smartphone/tablet, you may need to refer to the user guide of your device.
If you use the website without deactivating cookies according to the indicated procedures, you give your consent to our use of these technologies for retrieving and processing information.