What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website visited by the user send to the user's terminal (usually, a browser), where they are saved and stored to then be resent to the aforementioned website when the same user next visits it. Cookies are classified based on the entity that installs them on the user's terminal:
Proprietary cookies (so-called "first-party cookies"), installed by the operator of the website visited by the user in order to enable the latter to browse more efficiently the website and/or support the monitoring of his/her activities. According to DPA, first-party cookies can be separated in two groups:
"1. technical cookies" used only to send a notification via an electronic communication network or strictly to the extent required to provide a service expressly requested by the user: they enable the website that has installed them to remember, for instance, the settings and the preferences expressed by the user during web navigation, or allow his/her to make a purchase or an authentication. No prior authorisation by the user is required to install these cookies, without prejudice to the relevant disclosure obligation;
"2. profiling cookies", aimed at creating profiles for the user, allow the website that has installed them to monitor the user's browsing activities also in order to send advertising messages or offer services in line with the preferences expressed by the user whilst browsing the web. In view of the particular intrusiveness of these devices, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be suitably informed about their use and express his/her consent thereto.
Alternatively, whilst browsing the website, the user may also receive on his/her terminal cookies sent by websites or web servers other than the one he/she is currently visiting, for the same purposes mentioned above (so-called "third-party cookies").
Cookies are not dangerous for any user devices. No personal identification information are saved in the cookies generated by the Website.
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What type of cookies does the Website use?
Transient or session cookies
These cookies are essential as they allow the user to move from one page to another on the Website and make use of the services provided; these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session.
Performance analytical cookies
These cookies collect information on the way users use a site, such as which pages they visit more frequently and whether they receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information gathered by these cookies is aggregate and, therefore, anonymous. They are only used to improve the website operations.
In order to constantly improve and optimise their service, the Websites use Google Analytics to perform statistical analysis. Google Analytics with anonymised IP is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), which is the relevant data controller, and enables the analysis of the way in which the user uses the website. The information generated by the cookie on the use of the Websites (including the anonymous IP address) shall be forwarded to and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google shall use this information in order to analyse the website's use by the user, prepare reports on website activity for the relevant operators and share it with other services developed by Google. Google shall not associate the IP address to any other data possessed by Google.
More information: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Expressing cookies consent
For further information on cookies visit the www.youronlinechoices.com site (for the services granted by this platform only), to obtain instructions on how to eliminate or manage cookies according to the browser used and to select the settings to be applied to third party cookies.