What are cookies?
Cookies are small strings of text that a website can send, during browsing, to your device, be it a PC, notebook, Smartphone, tablet, etc. Cookies are usually stored directly on the Internet browser on your device. The same website which sent them can then read and record the cookies that are found on the device in order to obtain information of various types.
Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of IT authentications, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users who access the server, etc.
Additional information on cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
We are always looking for ways to improve our website and to make the knowledge of our services easier. Therefore, it is important for us to understand how our website is used.
How many types of cookies exist?
While our cookies may change from time to time, we generally will use the following types of cookies: technical cookies and third party cookies. Technical cookies are generally necessary for the correct functioning of the website and to facilitate your browsing of the site and use of the site’s features; without them, the pages may not be displayed correctly or it may not be possible to display some services at all. For example, a technical cookie is essential to keep the user connected whilst visiting a website, or to memorize the settings of the language, display and so on.
Technical cookies can also be further distinguished into:
- browsing or session cookies, which guarantee normal website browsing and use;
- functionality cookies, which allow you to browse based upon a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service given to you;
- analytics cookies, which are similar to technical cookies and used directly by the website manager to gather information, in aggregated form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website.
Technical cookies can be also be provided by third parties (known as “third party cookies”), corresponding to all types indicated above. They are managed in anonymous and aggregate form, or in a form that allows for browsers of the websites, even occasional, to be identified.
Finally, there are also profiling cookies or advertising cookies which aim to profile users and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by you when browsing.
Which cookies does this website use?
This website uses technical cookies - its own and those of third parties - to guarantee the correct functioning of the website, without which it would not be possible to browse; analytics cookies are also used, to collect information on the number of users and the browsing methods of the website itself.
The cookies described above are all collected and analyzed in anonymous and aggregated form.
Finally, the use of profiling cookies in any form is excluded.
Third party cookies
This website uses "Google Analytics" third party cookies; this is a statistical analysis service provided and managed by Google which facilitates the analysis, autonomously, of how users visit the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted and stored on Google`s servers. To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
If you would prefer Google Analytics not to use the data collected in any way, the configuration of every browser can be changed by different methods. These are described in the help menu of your browser, which tells you how to change your choices regarding cookies.
See the links below to access the clarifications provided by your browsers:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4338813/windows-help?os=windows-10
Even if you have decided to deactivate the monitoring function, you will still be able to use the website in full. For a permanent opt-out, the browser must accept permanent cookies. If you browser does not accept permanent cookies then it is not technically possible to register the opt-out. Please use the features of your browser to deactivate monitoring (see the website www.allaboutcookies.org).
To delete cookies from the internet browser of your Smartphone/tablet, refer to the user manual of your device.
Social network cookies
These are cookies that allow your profile on social networks to interact with this website. These cookies are not essential for the functioning of this website and their most common use is aimed at content sharing.
The management of information collected by "third parties" is regulated by their respective policies which can be found on those social network sites.