Cookies are small files of text that web sites send to and register on your device during your navigation on the sites themselves. Such cookies are retransmitted to the web sites during your next visit to the same site. Cookies qualified as “third-party” are usually provided by a different web site than the one the user is visiting. This is because almost every web site has elements (such as images, maps, sounds and specific links to web pages on other domains, etc.) that reside on different servers than that of the site being visited.
Types of cookies
Based on their characteristics and functions, cookies are classified in different categories:
- Technical cookies. Technical cookies are used exclusively for “transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network or, only as strictly necessary to the supplier of a service of the company, the information explicitly requested of the subscriber or of the user to provide such a service” (see article 122, clause 1 of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the web site. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies that guarantee normal navigation and enjoyment of a web site; analytical cookies, assimilated to technical cookies if used directly by the site manager to collect information in aggregate form about the number of visitors and how they visit the site itself; functionality cookies, that allow the user to personalize navigation by setting a series of selected criteria to improve the service provided to the user. No authorization is required prior to memorizing these types of cookies, although notice of their use must be communicated pursuant to article 13 of the Code. If the site manager makes use only of these types of cookie, the form of such notice will be at the discretion of the web site manager.
- Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are those configured to create a user profile for sending advertising messages aligned with the preferences expressed by the user during web navigation. In consideration of the invasiveness of these cookies in the private sphere of the user, European and Italian provisions require that the user be adequately informed about their use and must express a valid consent prior to their memorization. The Code refers to these cookies in article 122 and provides that “archiving information on the terminal device of a subscriber or user or access to previously archived information is granted exclusively at the condition that the subscriber or user has expressed consent after being informed by the simplified mode prescribed in article 13, clause 3 (article 122, clause 1 of the Code). This web site makes no use of profiling cookies.
Visitors to our web site may receive cookies distributed by other organizations (third parties). One example is the presence of social plug-ins for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+; another is the presence of cookies for viewing embedded multimedia content such as YouTube and Flickr. These parts of the page are generated on the third-party sites but hosted and visualized on the page of navigation. These plug-ins involve the transmission of cookies to and from all the third-party web sites. The treatment of data gathered by third parties is disciplined by their own policy notices, to which users are invited to refer. To guarantee greater transparency and ease of use, the URL addresses of the various privacy policies and cookie policies are listed below.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/ Facebook (configuration): Access your account. Privacy section. Twitter policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514 Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security Youtube\Google+ policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/ Youtube\Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Our web site also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service supplied by Google, Inc. ("Google"). These cookies are used only to monitor and improve the services of our web site. For further information, please follow this link: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
Users can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component supplied by Google for the browser on the user’s device. To disable Google Analytics, please follow this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies persist after the browser is closed and are available for successive visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is fixed by the server when they are created. In some cases, the duration has a fixed term; in others, the duration is unlimited.
Users can decide whether to accept cookies by configuring the appropriate browser options.
Attention: partial or total disabling of technical cookies can impede the best navigation experience of our web site.
Disabling third-party cookies has no negative effect on navigating our web site.
Settings can be defined for specific sites and web applications. Browsers also distinguish between proprietary and third-party cookies and allow for different settings. For example, in Firefox, the Tools->Options->Privacy menu opens a control panel where the different types of cookies can be accepted or rejected and cancelled if desired. It is easy to find documentation on the Internet about how to configure cookie management rules for the browser. For your convenience, we list some links regarding major browsers here below:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9