What are cookies?
A "cookie" is a small text file created on the users’ PC the moment they enter a certain site, with the aim of storing and transferring information. The cookies are sent by a web server (which is the computer on which the web site visited is working) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and is memorised by the latter’s computer; they are thus resent to the web site at the next visits.
According to the (EU) Regulation 2016/679 in matters of personal data protection, the cookies constitute personal data when they can be associated to a device, and therefore, to an identifiable person.
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies that contain different information and carry out different functions (e.g. execution of IT authentication, monitoring of sessions, memorisation of preferences for the sending of targeted advertising messages, etc.). Every cookie, in turn, contains different data (e.g. the name of the service of origin, a numeric identifier, etc.). Such data may remain in the user’s device for various periods of time - a browser session, some hours, or various days or for longer periods.
Cookies that serve to perform the surfing or furnish a service requested by the user. They are not used for further purposes.
The technical cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the site. Without turning to such cookies, some operations could not be performed or would be more complex and/or less secure. However technical cookies are indispensable.
Technical cookies do not require the user’s consent, since they are necessary for the correct functioning of the site.
Third-party analytical cookies used as technical cookies
The analytical cookies of third parties may be assimilated to technical cookies only if used for the purpose of optimisation of the site of the Data Controller itself, to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and on how these visit the site.
When they are used as technical cookies and when anonymisation measures are adopted as prescribed by the Authority, the analytical cookies are necessary to allow the Data Controller of the site to improve the functioning of the same and the experience of the user on the site.
The user’s consent is not needed, since we activated the anonymisation function of the IP address and use the data in aggregate form.
These are cookies used to trace the surfing of the users in the network and create profiles on their tastes, habits, choices, etc. With these cookies they may be transmitted to the users’ terminals advertising messages with the preferences manifested by the users in their online surfing.
Profiling cookies are not strictly necessary for the good functioning of the site, and however, the user may decide whether or not to install such cookies.
To install profiling cookies, the user’s consent is necessary, and may be manifested or revoked by the user.
What cookies are used?
This site uses:
- Technical session and surfing cookies: Cookies of this type are needed for the correct functioning of the site and for the use of services it contains. When absent, the site or some portions could not function correctly. However, they are always used, regardless of the user’s preferences. This type of cookies is always sent from our domain. The users have the faculty to remove these cookies through the functions of their browsers, as indicated hereunder.
The cookies of Google Analytics may change name, increase or diminish in number at any moment and without prior notice.
If you do not want your data to be used by Google Analytics, you can install the additional component of the browser according to the methods described by Google at the following addresses:
Moreover, you can deactivate the cookies also by intervening on the settings of the browser used. But remember that disabling the cookies may cause the malfunctioning of the site or could make the functionalities unavailable. Every browser has different procedures for the management of the settings.
Hereunder are the connections for instructions for the more common browsers:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-en/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Apple Safari: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/cookies/
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Social network buttons and widgets
The social buttons are the “buttons” present on the site which portray the social network icons (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter) and which allow you to interact with a “click” directly with the social platforms. The social buttons present on this site are links that resend to our accounts portrayed on the social network. For the use of such buttons however, there are no third-party cookies installed.
Here are the links where the user may view the privacy information relating to the management of data by the Social network to which the buttons refer