What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from the website visited by the user to the user’s device (usually to the browser), where they are stored in order to be able to recognize this device on the next visit. In fact, at each subsequent visit, the cookies are sent back from the user’s device to the site.
Each cookie generally contains: the name of the server from which the cookie was sent; the expiration date and a value, usually a unique number randomly generated by the computer The server of the website that transfers the cookie uses this number to recognize you when you return to visit a site or navigate from one page to another.
Cookies can be installed not only by the operator of the site visited by the user (first-party cookies), but also by a different site that installs cookies through the first site (third-party cookies) and is able to recognize them. . This happens because on the visited site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, links to web pages of other domains, etc) that reside on servers other than that of the visited site.
Based on the purpose, cookies are divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see art. 122, par. 1, of the Privacy Code, as amended by Legislative Decree 69/2012). In particular, these cookies are usually used to allow efficient navigation between pages, store user preferences (language, country, etc.), perform computer authentication, manage the shopping cart or allow online purchases, etc. Some of these cookies (called essential or strictly necessary) enable functions without which it would not be possible to perform some operations. Pursuant to the aforementioned art. 122, co. 1 of the Privacy Code, the use of technical cookies does not require users’ consent.
The so-called cookies are assimilated to technical cookies. analytics if used directly by the site manager to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how they visit the site. These cookies allow the owners and / or managers of the websites to understand how users interact with the contents of the site for the purpose of optimizing the same.
Profiling cookies are used to track the user’s navigation, analyze his behavior for marketing purposes and create profiles on his tastes, habits, choices, etc in order to transmit targeted advertising messages in relation to the user’s interests and online. with the preferences expressed by them in online browsing. These cookies can be installed on the user’s terminal only if they have given their consent with the simplified procedures indicated in the Provision.
Based on their duration, cookies are divided into persistent, which remain stored, until their expiration, on the user’s device, unless removed by the latter, and session, which are not stored permanently on the device. of the user and disappear when the browser is closed.
Which cookies are used by this site?
a. Technical cookies.
This site uses technical cookies, installed by the site itself in order to monitor the operation of the site and allow efficient navigation on it.
The aforementioned cookies cannot be disabled using the functions of this website, but can be disabled through the settings of your browser at any time (in the manner indicated below). Their deactivation could preclude the optimal use of some areas of the site.
b. Performance and analytics cookies
Analytics cookies are also used in order to statistically analyze the traffic on the site, count the accesses or visits to the site itself and allow the owner, also thanks to estimates on numbers and consumption patterns, to improve its structure and navigation logics. and content, to adapt it to users’ interests, to speed up searches, etc.
c. Profiling cookies.
Third party profiling cookies
In any case, users can manage their preferences on online behavioral advertising (so-called “online behavioral advertising”) through the website www.youronlinechoices.com/it, which lists the main behavioral advertising providers. Through this site, users can deactivate or activate all companies or alternatively adjust their preferences individually for each company.
How can cookies be disabled?
By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, it is possible to change this default configuration through the browser settings. Disabling / blocking cookies or deleting them may, however, preclude optimal use of some areas of the site, prevent the use of some services and make navigation slower.
The configuration of cookie management depends on the browser used. Usually, the configuration of cookies is done from the “Preferences”, “Tools” or “Options” menu.
Below are the links to the guides for managing the cookies of the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
Internet Explorer [ mobile version]: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
Safari [mobile version ]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Methods of processing
The processing of personal data is carried out through automated tools (eg using electronic procedures and media) and / or manually (eg on paper) for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data were collected and , in any case, in compliance with the regulations in force on the matter.
Rights of interested parties
The subjects to whom the personal data refer have the right, at any time, to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the same data, to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or update, or correction pursuant to art. 7 of the Privacy Code. Pursuant to the same article, the interested parties also have the right to request the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data concerning them processed in violation of the law, as well as to oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their treatment.
For any information regarding the processing of data, as well as for the exercise of rights pursuant to Article 7 of the Privacy Code, users can send a specific request (also by e-mail) to the addresses indicated online on the Contact page accessible from the footer of the site.