Cookies are lines of text that act as computer tracks sent by a server (in this case, the server of this site) to the appliance of a user (generally to the Internet browser) when he/she accesses a given page on a site; cookies are automatically stored by the user’s browser and retransmitted to the server that generated them each time the user accesses the same Internet page. This way, for example, cookies enable and/or facilitate access to some Internet pages to improve user navigation, or allow the storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as pages viewed most frequently, connection errors, etc. Therefore, for easier, complete use of this site, we advise users to configure their browser to accept these cookies.
Browsers are often set to automatically accept cookies. However, users can change the default configuration in order to disable or delete cookies (each time or permanently), with the consequence that the optimal use of some areas of the site may be prevented. Users can also check the methods used and types of cookies that are stored on their browser by changing the cookie settings in their browser.
Cookie types and management
1) Technical cookies:
- (1) Strictly necessary cookies:
these cookies are necessary for navigation on a site and use of its functions, such as to enable proper viewing or access restricted areas. Therefore disabling these cookies prevents such activities.
- (2) Performance cookies:
these cookies gather information on a site’s efficiency in responding to anonymous user requests, with the only purpose of improving the site’s functions; for example, what pages are visited by the user most frequently and whether there were errors or delays in the delivery of web pages.
- (3) Functionality cookies:
these cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user and bring them up again subsequent accesses in order to provide better, customised services: for example, they can be used to propose contents that are similar to any requested by the user previously.
2) Targeting cookies:
these cookies are used to show users adverts that are potentially relevant to their interests, based on information gathered during navigation. They are used, for example, to restrict delivery of a given advert, or to measure the effectiveness of a campaign based on the frequency of display of the relevant advert. These cookies can also be delivered by a third party, including on behalf of advertisers. Users can accept or reject these cookies expressing consent (‘opt-in’) before cookies are provided.
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files stored in the user’s computer, in order to analyse the way users use the site. The information generated by cookies on the visitor’s use of the site are transmitted to a Google server where they will be stored. Google will use this information to analyse the visitor’s use of the site, prepare reports on activities in the site and supply additional services to the master of this site related to use of the site and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The user can prevent storage of cookies by changing the software settings on your browser; however, this may make it impossible to use the full functionality of this site. The user can also prevent registration of the data produced by cookies and associated with use of the site (including the IP address) on Google as well as pocessing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser’s plugin available through the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it. By using this site, the user consents to processing of his/her data by Google in the way and for the purposes described above.
Opting out of cookies
The legislation on the protection of personal data envisages that users can opt out of cookies that have already been delivered. The opt-out procedure is offered for “technical cookies” (art. 122 of the Code), as well as for cookies that are not part of the “technical cookies” previously accepted (‘opt-in’) by the user. Based on this distinction, the user can disable and/or delete cookies through the relevant browser settings and disable and/or delete individual non-technical cookies delivered by third parties by accessing the website managed by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) at the address www.youronlinechoices.eu (for EU residents) or http://www.aboutads.info/choises/ (for USA residents).
These websites are not managed by the Data Controller, who therefore shall not be responsible for their contents.
How to enable or disable browser cookies
Users can block cookies from their navigation browser. However, this could prevent correct performance of some functions in the web pages.
Below, we are providing links to the main browsers’ directions for blocking navigation cookies.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11