WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit.
Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, profiling, etc.
For more information on cookies and their general functions, please visit an informative website such as allaboutcookies.org. For further information on Italian legislation on cookies please visit www.garanteprivacy.it/cookie.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies can be distinguished according to their purpose (technical cookies vs. profiling cookies) or according to their original domain (first-party cookies vs. third-party cookies).
a) Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of transmitting information, or as strictly necessary for the provider of a service of the information company that has been explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the user to provide the service in question. They can be categorised as navigation cookies or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (for instance, allowing the user to make a purchase or providing authentication to restricted areas of the website); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and on their ways of surfing the website; functionality cookies,, which enable users to surf the website based on a set of selected criteria (for example, the language and the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. The installation of this type of cookie does not require the user’s prior consent.
b) Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used to offer the user content that may interest them or to send targeted messages/advertising. The installation of this type of cookie does not require the user’s prior consent.
c) First-party cookies
First-party cookies are set by the same website the user is visiting.
d) Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are set by the same website the user is visiting.
a) Navigation cookies
These cookies are needed to surf the website and use some products and services, for example to allow the user access to restricted areas or to improve browsing performance.
b) Statistical or analytics cookies
These cookies are used to monitor website performance, for example to know the number of pages visited or the number of users who viewed a certain section of the website. The analysis of these cookies generates anonymous and aggregate statistical data with no reference whatsoever to the identity of the website visitors. They also serve to evaluate the need for any changes or improvements to the website.
THIRD-PARTY COOKIES ON THE WEBSITE
Our website uses some services that install third-party cookies on the user’s computer. These cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party manager and in order to refuse consent it is necessary to access the third party’s website or www.youronlinechoices.com/it/ in order to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies according to the browser being used and to manage preferences about third-party profiling cookies.
If the user does not wish to receive third-party cookies on their device they can access, through the links below, the information sheets and consent forms of these third parties and block their installation.
Google Analytics mainly uses proprietary cookies to generate reports about user interactions on websites. These cookies are used to store information that does not allow personal identification of the users.
Type: technical / analytics
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COOKIES AND BROWSER
Le modalità di funzionamento nonché le opzioni per limitare o bloccare i cookie, possono essere regolate modificando le impostazioni del proprio browser internet. La maggioranza dei browser internet sono inizialmente impostati per accettare i cookie in modo automatico, l’utente può tuttavia modificare queste impostazioni per bloccare i cookie o per essere avvertito ogniqualvolta dei cookie vengano inviati al suo dispositivo. Esistono diversi modi per gestire i cookie, a tal fine occorre fare riferimento al manuale di istruzioni o alla schermata di aiuto del proprio browser per verificare come regolare o modificare le impostazioni dello stesso. L’utente è abilitato, infatti, a modificare la configurazione predefinita e disabilitare i cookie (cioè bloccarli in via definitiva), impostando il livello di protezione più elevato.
Qui sotto il percorso da seguire per gestire i cookie dai seguenti browser:
The operating modes and options for limiting or blocking cookies can be managed by changing the settings on the user’s Internet browser. Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted every time cookies are sent to their device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to the instruction manual or the help screen of your browser to learn how to adjust or change its settings. The user can change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently) by setting the highest security level.
Below is the procedure to follow in order to manage cookies from the following browsers:
If the user utilizes different devices to access this website (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet etc), they must ensure that every browser on each device is adjusted to reflect their preferences for cookies. To remove cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet you need to refer to the manual of the device.