What are cookies?
Cookies are constituted by portions of codes (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s internet browser, automatically stored by said browser to the user’s computer and automatically sent back to the server on each time the site is accessed or subsequent to each access. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie originates, the “lifetime” of the cookie (the duration it remains on the user’s device) and a value, that is a unique number that is randomly generated. Subsequently, each time the user accesses the site, the cookies are sent back to the website where they originated (first-part cookies) or to another website that recognises them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful in that they enable a website to recognise the user’s device and have different purposes such as, for example, allowing you to browse pages efficiently, remembering favourite websites and improving the overall browsing experience. They also contribute to the guarantee that advertisements viewed online by the user are aimed specifically at them and their interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, that may influence and/or limit their browsing experience on the website; for example, they may no longer be able to view specific sections or receive personalised information when necessary.
How to cookies work and how do you delete them?
How your cookies function as well as the option to limit or block them can be regulated by changing the settings of your internet browser. The majority of internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies by default, the user can therefore change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted each time cookies are sent to their device. You can manage cookies in different ways, and these can be learnt by referring to an instruction manual or your browser help screen where you can check how to regulate or change your cookie settings. The user can change the original settings and disable cookies (i.e. block them definitively) by setting the highest protection level.
Hereunder is a description of how to manage cookies from the following browsers:
If the user is using different devices to view and access websites (e.g., computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), they must be sure that each browser on each device is regulated according to their cookie preferences. To eliminate cookies from the browser on your smartphone/tablet, you should refer to the instruction manual for each specific device.
What types and categories of cookies does this site use?
This website uses technical and third-party cookies. NO profiling cookies with commercial or advertising purposes are used. Cookies can also be used to speed up the user’s future experience and activities on the website. Also, cookies are used to complete anonymous aggregate statistics which help to clarify how users use the website in order to improve its structure and content.
Hereunder is an explanatory list.
“Technical” cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the website, allowing users to browse efficiently and make full use of its characteristics (ex. cookies enable storage of previous actions or to save the user’s browsing sessions and/or carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website).
This category also includes “analytical cookies” that help to clarify how the users interact with the website by providing information relative to the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the time spent on each site and each window that emerged during the browsing session, such as an error message, and they help clarify any difficulties that the user may encounter while using the website. This information could be associated with user details such as their IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analysed together with other users’ data in such a way that no user is identifiable from another. These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and help to improve website performance.
Finally, “functionality” cookies enable the system to remember the user’s choices in order to provide them with a more personalised and optimised browsing experience. Functional cookies are not essential for the functioning of the website, however they improve the quality of the website and the overall browsing experience. If these cookies are not accepted, the performance and functionality of the website could be decreased and access to content on the website may be limited.
Third party cookies
When a user uses this website, it is possible that some cookies, unchecked by the system administrator, are stored. This happens when the user accesses a page containing content from a third-party website. As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third-party services. We do not have control over third-party cookies nor do we have access to their data. This information is fully controlled by third-party companies pursuant to the information described in the respective privacy policies.
The table below reports on third-party cookies present on the website. The latter fall within the direct and exclusive responsibility of a third-party manager and can be divided into the following macro-categories:
– Analytical: cookies used to collect and analyse statistical information regarding access/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials inserted for access to reserved areas (personal email address and password), these can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, content downloaded, types of interaction carried out, etc.). Google Analytics
– Widget. Also included in this category are all graphic user interfaces of a computer program with the purpose of facilitating the user to interact with the program itself (ex. widgets are Facebook, Google+, Twitter cookies).
– Advertsing. This category includes cookies used to carry out advertising services within a website.
If the user does not wish to receive third-party cookies on their device, they can access the above third party’s consent forms and disclosures and choose to stop receiving them.
These cookies are not directly controlled by the website, therefore, in order to revoke consent, you have to refer to the third-part website or to www.youronlinechoices/com/it for information on how to eliminate or manage cookies according to the browser used and manage your preferences on third-party profiling cookies.