Information on Cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are saved in the user’s computer when he/she accesses a web site. Cookies are used to provide information each time the user returns to the same site. It is a sort of reminder of the web page visited. With cookies, the web server sends information to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) stored on the user’s computer that will be read and updated whenever the user returns to the site. In this way, the website automatically adapts to the user. While browsing, the user might also receive cookies from various sites (“third-party” cookies), set directly by the managers of these web sites and used for their purposes and according to their procedures.
There are two types of cookie, depending on their duration: session cookies (i.e. temporary cookies that are automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session, when the browser is closed), and persistent cookies (i.e. those that are stored on the device until expiry or until deleted by the user).
There are also technical and profiling cookies, depending on their function and purpose of use.
Some cookies are used for authentication, monitoring sessions and storing specific information on the users who log in to a web page. These are technical cookies, and they are often useful to allow browsing a web site and using all its features. The use of technical cookies does not require user consent.
Analytics cookies also belong to this category. These are cookies that collect information about the user’s use of a website and are used to improve operation. For example, analytics cookies show which pages are visited most frequently, verify recurring patterns of use of a website and help to understand difficulties that users encounter.
Other cookies may be used to monitor and profile users during browsing, studying their movements and web consultation or consumption habits (what they buy, what they read, etc.). One of their purposes is to send targeted and personalised advertising. These are profiling cookies. Their use requires prior acquisition of the user’s free and informed consent within the meaning of article 7 of EU Regulation 2016/679.
Web pages can also contain cookies from other sites that are contained in elements hosted on the page, such as advertising banners, images, videos, maps or links to web pages in other domains residing on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are set directly by the operators of websites or servers different from this website. These are third-party cookies, usually used for profiling purposes. The use of these cookies requires prior acquisition of the user’s free and informed consent.
Types of cookie used in this website
The site also allows the sending of the following third-party cookies. These are not our own cookies. Click on the links below for more information and the consent acquisition forms of the third parties.
To improve the website and understand which parts or elements are most appreciated by users, we use Google Analytics third-party cookies as an anonymous and aggregated analysis tool. These are not our own cookies; so, for more information, see Google.
The pages of the website include Facebook and Google Plus Share widgets and buttons, allowing users to share website content on their social media, and to interact with our media. These are not our own cookies, but are created by Facebook and Google when you use the Share widget or button. For more information, visit: Facebook e Google.
Some web pages include video content from YouTube. YouTube cookies can be installed when you visit a page containing a video, or click to display the video. These are not our own cookies. For more information, visit Google.
Users can manage their cookie preferences using the functions present in popular browsers that let you delete/remove cookies (some or all) or change browser settings to block the sending of cookies or to limit it to specific sites (and not others).
For more information about the cookies stored on your device, and to disable them individually, visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Social media plugins
- Facebook – (cookie information link)
- Twitter – (cookie information link)
- LinkedIn – (cookie information link)
- Google+ – (cookie information link).