What is a cookie
A cookie is a small piece of text that are sent by web servers normally to the user’s Internet browser or to other devices, which may be a personal computer or a smartphone, whenever the user visits the website or a social network. These files remember information about your visit and then identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be:
- Transient cookie (session cookie): They are erased when the user closes the web browser. They are stored in temporary memory to satisfy technical and functional requirements, such as the transmission of session identification data which is for a safe and efficient exploration of the site.
- Permanent cookie (consistent cookie): They are stored on a user’s hard drive until their expiration date or the deletion by the user/visitor. Many user-friendly features are provided through persistent cookies, such as browser language preferences or the storage of items in a shopping cart while making purchases online.
Cookies can be divided into two macro categories, based on the type of use:
- Technical cookies, which are used only for data communication on electronic communications networks or for specific services, which users expressly require. This type of cookies are essential for the functioning of the website or for activities requested by the user.
- Profiling cookies (web profiling), which create profiles of users to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the Internet.
The technical cookie category includes:
- Session cookies,
- Functional cookies, which allow users to navigate depending on a series of criteria selected (for example browser language preferences or the storage of the shopping cart) in order to make your experience on the website better,
- Analytics cookies, used directly by the administrator of the website to gather statistical information in aggregated form, to count visitors to our website and analyse their usage of the website.
There are also “third-party cookies”, which are cookies that are set by a website other than the one which is currently being visited. They are used for third parties own purposes, including profiling cookies.
Such third parties act as independent holders of data processing through the cookies that they have served. Users should therefore refer to their policy of personal data, informative material and consent forms (selection and deselection of the respective cookies).
This site uses only technical navigation cookies necessary to guarantee the use of the website.
The cookies used on this site have the sole purpose of carrying out computer authentication or monitoring sessions as well as storing specific technical information regarding users who access the servers that manage the website.
To better clarify this, access to specific areas of the website and activities that can be carried out would be far more complex and less safe without the presence of cookies that enable to identify the user and keep monitoring the identification within the session.
- Cookies with data compiled by the user (session identifier) for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases;
- Authentication cookies, used for the purpose of the authenticated services, for the duration of a session;
- User-centric security cookies, used to identify authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration;
- Session cookies for multimedia players, such as for “flash” readers, for the duration of a session;
- Session cookies for load balancing, for the duration of a session;
- Persistent cookies for the customization of the user interface, for the duration of a session (or a little more);
- Cookies for sharing content through third party social plug-ins, for members of a social network logged in.
The Data Controller therefore informs that only technical cookies (such as listed above) can operate on the website and are necessary to navigate it as they allow essential functions such as authentication, validation, management of a browsing session and fraud prevention and allow, for example, to identify whether the user has had regular access to the areas of the sites that require prior authentication or user validation.
Cookies also enable the management of sessions relating to the various services and applications or the storage of data for secure access and the important function of control and prevention of fraud.
How delete cookies
Users can limit, block or delete cookies by modifying the appropriate settings within the browser.
The modifying process may vary depending on the type of browser operated by the user.
For detailed instructions, click on the link of your browser.
If you are not using one of these browsers, click the “Help” on your browser for information on how to proceed.
In case all cookies are disabled, certain features of the website will not be available or may not work properly. In this case users may have to modify or insert certain information or preferences whenever they visit the website.
If you accept cookies, users consent to their use to gather and elaborate information.