Cookies are small text files that sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored and then transmitted to the same sites the next time they visit. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, are set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the site visited.
Typologies of cookies
– Technical cookies. Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for any other 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; analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the website manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of criteria selected in order to improve the service provided to the same. Users’ prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code remains in place, which the site operator, if it only uses such devices, may provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
– Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the web. Because of the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that users must be adequately informed of their use and thus express their valid consent. They are referred to in Article 122 of the Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already stored is permitted only on condition that the contracting party or user has expressed his or her consent after having been informed in the simplified manner set out in Article 13(3)” (Article 122(1) of the Code). This site does not use profiling cookies.
By visiting this website you may receive cookies from sites operated by other organisations (“third parties”). One example is the presence of “social plug-ins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, or embedded media display systems such as Youtube, Flikr. These are parts generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the web page of the visited host site. The presence of these plug-ins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information sheets, which you should refer to. For the sake of transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various privacy notices and cookie management procedures are listed below.
Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Youtube\Google+ info: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Youtube\Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Pinterest info\configuration https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy
Flikr\Yahoo info http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/cookies/details.html
Flikr\Yahoo (configuration) http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
For the sole purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of the site, we use a market product for statistical analysis to detect access to the site. It may use permanent and non-permanent cookies for the purpose of collecting statistical information and “unique visitors” to the site. The cookies, defined as “Unique Visitor Cookies”, contain an alphanumeric code that identifies the browsing computers, but do not collect any personal data.
The website also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These cookies are used solely for the purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of the website. For further information, please refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close your browser or issue a logout command. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is fixed by the server when they are created. In some cases an expiry date is set, in others the duration is unlimited.
Management of cookies
You can decide whether or not to accept cookies using your browser settings.
Please note that disabling all or part of technical cookies may affect the optimal use of the site.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, browsers allow you to define different settings for ‘proprietary’ and ‘third-party’ cookies. As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools->Options->Privacy, it is possible to access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and to proceed to their removal. Documentation on how to set the cookie management rules for your browser is readily available on the internet, by way of example we provide some addresses for the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9