What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file stored by your web browser on your computer, created during the website navigation.
In most cases cookies are used to store information in order to improve the use of the website you are visiting; in the case of websites that allow the login to a private area the access is automatically allowed by recalling the stored cookie; the same function is used to write comments in which an e-mail address is required.
Other cookies may be utilized in order to improve individual functionalities of the website, such as preferences, searches and other activities that are identified by third party cookies in order to allow you to use, for instance, the social networks via the share buttons.
By using the site the user accepts that the ‘proprietary’ cookies and those of ‘third parties’, mentioned in the ‘List of utilized cookies’ shown herein below, are installed on his/her device.
By disabling the storing of all or some cookies, the navigation of the site (or of some sections thereof) could be compromised or limited by the absence of functionalities.
Is it possible to avoid storing the cookies on the computer?
Each browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari) allows setting up the cookies preferences.
There are different ways to manage the cookies, for instance: to enable or disable completely the cookies; to eliminate specific cookies that have already been stored inside the browser; to block the storing of cookies on your computer by specific websites; or to block the third party cookies (when, while you are navigating on a website, the cookies are stored on your computer by another website).
Each browser has its type of management of the cookies; in the administration or preference panel, it is possible to modify/manage the parameters and cancel them.
More information about the management of the cookies and their cancellation on the various browsers can be found also here: www.aboutcookies.org
In order to disable the use of all or only some cookies, it is necessary to modify the settings of the browser used for the navigation (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.).
Usually the browsers are pre-set to accept the cookies, unless they are configured by the user differently.
It is possible to set the browser so that it blocks some or all the cookies, or that it shows a message to the user before proceeding to the installation of a cookie.
For your convenience, we show here below the links to the cookie management for the most common browsers:
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies depending on their duration, the domain that has installed them and their function.
Session cookies are temporary files which expire when you close the website (or when you close your web browser).
Persistent cookies are files that are stored and kept also after the site has been left and the browser closed. These cookies will be deleted only after the expiry date set in the cookie itself.
They are files that are installed on the user’s device directly by the site on which he/she is navigating.
‘Third Party’ Cookies
They are files that are installed by external sites, via the code integrated in the pages of the site the user is navigating. Examples of third party cookies are those installed by the social networks plugins (for sharing the contents) or the cookies that analyse the visits.
Necessary ‘Technical’ Cookies
They are essential for the correct operation of the website pages. Without these cookies, some functionalities could be compromised and the access to the contents could be limited. They allow, for instance, keeping track of the authentication made by a user or by a site administrator. The cookies of this type do not collect any personal information about the user.
Functional ‘Technical’ Cookies
They are cookies utilized to store choices made by the user to improve the navigation (for instance the language, or to pre-fill a form with the name used before). This type of cookies could include personal information (for instance the user name). Without these cookies, some functionalities and the navigation among the pages could be compromised.
They are cookies utilized to understand if the users are new or return visitors, how they use the site, how they move among the pages, how much time they remain on the pages and on the site, from which geographical area they arrived at the site.
The data do not identify the user individually, but are aggregated anonymously by the analytical tools.
The disabling does not compromise in any way the functionalities offered by the site.
Social Widget Cookies
Some widgets made available by the social networks (for instance Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.) may utilize their own cookies or third party cookies. The disabling does not compromise the use of the site, except for the sections in which widgets may be installed (for instance for the integration of videos or maps) and in some cases the possibility of a fast sharing of the contents or the possibility of commenting some areas of the site.
The website utilizes different types of cookies:
- Message cookies; once the user is informed of the activity with the message shown in the initial part of this website, a cookie will be stored, to track you are aware of the use of the cookies, and via the relevant cookie the message will no longer be shown, also with the aim of improving your navigation on this website.
- We remind you that most of the websites collect the cookies.
- The cookies collected on this website are not utilized to identify you individually, they are collected to improve the service, to make easier its use, and therefore to increase your satisfaction with the service we are offering. Via the above-described procedure, you can delete the cookies; deleting such cookies could compromise several functionalities of the website.
- Analytical cookies, of third parties (external websites not owned by us) that allow us to see how the visitors navigate inside the website and to store the contents that the visitors watch and in which they are interested. This way we can improve the service we offer, making so that our users find the information they are looking for.
- Social cookies, of third parties (external websites not owned by us) necessary to allow the social networks (Facebook, Google and Twitter) to control the interaction with the social widgets on the website.
Interaction with the social networks and external platforms
These services allow performing interactions with the social networks, or with other external platforms, directly from the pages of the Application. The interactions and the information acquired by this Application are in any case subject to the privacy settings of the User relevant to each social network.
In case an interaction service with the social network is installed, it is possible that, even in case the Users do not make use of the service, such service collects traffic data relevant to the pages in which it is installed.
Twitter’s ‘Tweet’ button and social widgets (Twitter)
Twitter’s ‘Tweet’ button and social widgets are services for the interaction with the Twitter social network, provided by Twitter Inc.
Collected personal data: Cookies and Utilization Data.
Facebook’s ‘Like’ button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
Facebook’s ‘Like’ button and social widgets are services for the interaction with the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook Inc.
Collected personal data: Cookies and Utilization Data.