- What cookies are and how they are used.
- Policy regarding cookies used on this website.
- How to modify cookie settings.
1. What cookies are and how they are used
Cookies are small strings of text that web servers (e.g., internet websites) send to the user's internet browser, where they are stored to be transferred back to the websites of origin the next time the user visits.
They are generally used to optimise online and mobile browsing experiences on websites and/or applications.
This website uses or may use, also in combination, the following categories of browser cookie:
technical cookies used for the sole purpose of sending communications over an electronic communication network, or – in any case – as is strictly necessary in order to provide services explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. These in turn fall into the following categories:
navigation cookies that guarantee the normal use of the website, allowing, for example, to make a purchase or log in to reserved areas.
analytical cookies, integrated with technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information, in aggregated and anonymous form, regarding the number of users and in what manner they visit the website.
functional cookies that allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example language, products selected for purchase etc.,) in order to improve the service provided.
session cookies that are stored on the user's computer for mere technical-functional purposes, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow safe and efficient browsing of the website. These cookies are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) with the closing of the browser.
persistent cookies that remain stored on the computer hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users/visitors. Persistent cookies allow visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) to be automatically recognised every time they visit. Persistent cookies allow the preferences and choices made by the user to be recorded, providing many functions in the interest of users (such as setting navigation language or memorising the shopping cart for online purchases).
first-party cookies, i.e., cookies managed directly by the owner and/or manager of this website.
third-party cookies, i.e., cookies set and managed by persons not involved in the management of the website visited by the user. These cookies are the direct and exclusive responsibility of the relative operator and are divided into the following macro-categories:
analytic cookies used to collect and analyse statistical information on access/visits to the website.
widgets, a category that includes all graphical components of a programme's user interface that are designed to make it easier for the user to interact with the programme. For example, cookies from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus are widgets.
advertising cookies used to advertise on a website.
web beacons, code fragments that allow a website to transfer or collect information via a graphic image.
Lastly there are Flash cookies, which differ from browser cookies in terms of volume, type and method of data storage, and which are used to offer forms of multimedia content. If said content is used, Google Analytics stores additional data on the computer, known as Flash cookies, via which the owner is able to see the total number of times a certain audio/video file is opened, the number of people who play it to the end and the number of people who close it before it finishes.
For information on how to remove or disable Flash cookies, visit the website of Adobe http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.
Please note that limiting and/or eliminating the use of this type of Flash cookie may affect the features available for Flash-technology-based applications.
2. Policy regarding cookies used on this website
This website uses mainly so-called technical cookies as described and indicated above, and may also host third-party cookies, whose privacy policies, cookie policies and further details on cookie use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators. It is advisable to view and carefully read this information.
The user may at any time decide which cookies to accept by modifying the settings of their browser, subparagraph 3 of this policy.
Disabling some cookies may, however, cause malfunctions, limit the possibility of using the website and prevent the features and services present to be used to their full extent.
The following descriptions are therefore useful for understanding and knowing how the modification of the settings related to cookies can affect this website and the online services provided by it.
2.1. Operationally necessary cookie
This category of cookies is fundamental for navigation on the website and the use of its functionalities; without them, online services such as access to reserved areas of the website and the virtual shopping cart, or the issuing of invoices on validation of the purchase, cannot be provided.
These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes.
It is not necessary to grant consent for essential cookies, as they are indispensable in assuring the user the services requested.
2.2. Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website and monitor website performance. For example, they monitor traffic towards this website and collect anonymous analytical information. Performance cookies can be used to identify and correct operational problems. They do not collect information that allows users to be personally identified.
In particular, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., which uses text files stored on the user’s computer to allow website managers to analyse how the website is used.
The information generated by these cookies regarding how the website is used is transmitted and stored on Google's servers.
Google uses this data in order to track, review and compile reports on activity on this website and communicate the same to the website operators/managers.
Being third-party cookies, further information and indications on how they are managed can be found directly on the website.
or can be obtained by directly contacting the Data Controller (third party): Google LCC o Google Italia S.r.l.
2.3. Functional cookies
Functional cookies are used to store the choices made by the user in order to customise and optimise the service; for example, language preference, location or other online settings. These cookies do not collect information that allows the user to be personally identified and do not track the activity of the user beyond the website.
Sharing on Social Networks
In particular, this website uses social network sharing cookies that allow the sharing of comments, ratings, pages and bookmarks, and help simplify access to social network tools on the internet.
For further details and information on settings and methods for managing cookies, please see:
Lastly, please note that this website has no access and/or control over cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies used on third-party websites that may be accessed by the user, nor does it have control over the availability or content of material published by or obtained through said sites, or over the relative methods used to process personal data.
Therefore, no responsibility is assumed in relation to the above.
3. How to modify cookie settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the user can, at any time, access their browser settings, check how cookies are handled, and access options to limit or block cookies.
The “Options” or “Preferences” section of the browser menu allows users to avoid receiving cookies or other user-tracking technologies.
The following instructions are provided for accessing cookie management procedures for the most popular browsers:
Microsoft Windows Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Apple Safari https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=it_IT
Alternatively, and/or for any additional requirements, users may refer to the “Help” section on the toolbar of their browser.
For further information on how to manage/delete cookies according to the type of browser used, users may also visit www.aboutcookies.org or the www.touronlinechoices.com platform
To delete cookies from smartphone/tablet internet browsers, please refer to the device's user manual.