1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent by the visited websites to the user’s terminal (usually their browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit to the same user. While browsing a website, the user’s terminal might also receive cookies from different websites or webservers (cookies "third party"). This is because, on each site, elements can be present (images, maps, sounds, specific links to the web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the visited website. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.
Cookies are used to perform authentications, monitor sessions and store specific information about users accessing the server and, by rule, they are present in the browser of each user in good number of times.
Some operations cannot be carried out without using cookies that in some cases are, therefore, technically necessary: for example, access to home banking and activities on one’s online bank account (bank account statement, transfers, bill payment services, etc.) would result much more difficult and less safe to carry out without cookies that allow to identify the user and to keep their identification in the session.
Cookies may also remain in the system for long periods of time and may also contain a unique identification code. This enables the sites to keep track of the user’s navigation within the website, for statistical or advertising purposes, to create a personalized user profile starting from the visited pages in order to show them targeted advertising (Behavioural Advertising).
2.What are the main types of Cookies?
Please see below a brief description of the main types of cookies:
- Session and Persistent Cookies
The Session cookies contain information that is used in your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies (like ASPXANONYMOUS) are used to maintain the information that is used in the period between accessing the website or used for technical purposes and to improve navigation on the site. This data allows sites to recognise that you are an already known user or visitor and thus adapt accordingly. The duration time of "persistent" cookies is determined by the website and can vary from a few minutes to several years.
- First-party and third-party Cookies
First-party cookies belong to the site which created them.
Third-party cookies are created by domains outside the site and the data are stored by the third party.
- Technical and profiling Cookies
Technical cookies, which are used to transmit a message via an electronic communication network or are absolutely necessary for the performance of a service expressly requested by the user or by the subscriber (see Article 122, paragraph 1, of Privacy Code). They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed by the website owner or operator. They include, for instance, 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.
Cookie analytics belong to the category of technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregated form on the number of users and on how the website is being used by visitors.
Profiling cookies, which are used to create profiles related to users and to send advertising messages targeted on the preferences shown while browsing. Given the considerable invasive nature that such devices may have in regard to user privacy, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be properly informed on the use of the same and for them to have expressed their consent.
3. Which cookies are used by the present website, which are the main characteristics and how to deny consent to each profiling cookie
Technical and statistical aggregate cookies
- Activities strictly necessary to site functioning
Cookies used to save the user session and to perform other activities that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the site.
- Activities for saving preferences, optimisation and statistics
Cookies used to save the browsing preferences of the user such as, for instance, those to set the language and the currency or for the management of first party statistics employed directly by the Owner of the site.
Other types of Cookies or third-party tools that might use them
Below, a list of the services divided by type that store or might store aggregated data and might not ask for the user’s consent or might be managed directly by the Owner of the site, as described below, without the help of third parties. Moreover, the services of third parties (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) may perform tracking activities aimed at creating user profiles to send, for instance, advertising messages in line with users’ browsing preferences.
The services of the present section allow the Owner to monitor and analyse data traffic and to keep track of the user’s behaviour.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
It’s a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the data collected to track and evaluate the use of a website, to provide reports and to share them with other services developed by Google. Google might use personal data to contextualize and personalize advertisements within its network.
Collected personal data: cookies and usage data.
For disabling: Opt Out
Conversion tracking of Google AdWords (Google Inc.)
It is a statistics service provided by Google Inc. that links the actions carried out by this site users to the data coming from the Network Announces Google AdWords.
Collected personal data: cookies and usage data.
For more information on this point, we suggest you check the privacy policies of the respective services.
Google Fonts (Google Inc.)
It is a service for the integration of different character styles managed by Google Inc. that allows this site to integrate such contents within its pages.
Collected personal data: Cookies and usage data.
To refuse consent to one or more profiling cookies the user might:
- Access the link to refuse consent in the session related to the service described above, or refer to the relevant sections available on the website of its manufacturer;
- Alternatively, follow the disabling procedure provided for by the main browsers:
Microsoft Windows Explorer