What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are used to make websites function more efficiently, improve the visitor’s online experience, and provide information to the website owners. The cookies used on this site are either persistent cookies (i.e. they remain stored on the user’s/visitor’s hard drive until they expire) or session cookies (i.e. they are not permanently stored on the user’s/visitor’s computer and are erased once the web browser is closed).
What type of cookies does this website use and for what purpose?
Our website uses different types of cookies, each of which has a specific function as described below:
- TYPE: Analytics Cookies
- TYPE: Third-Party Cookies
FUNCTION: These cookies are used by third-party companies and do not normally entail the processing of users’ personal information. Third-party cookies displayed on the website derive from advertisements from other sites. They can be used for marketing purposes to record how users navigate the website and to retrieve the keywords entered by users to reach the site. Cookies collect information anonymously. These types of cookies are sent from the website itself or from third-party domains. To remove some third-party cookies you can use the following tool: www.youronlinechoices.com/. Currently, it only works for profiling cookies (but may in the future be extended to include analytics cookies) and only detects cookies from domains participating in www.youronlinechoices.com/. For this reason, this tool does not necessarily remove all third-party cookies.
- TYPE: Persistent Cookies
FUNCTION: Persistent cookies are exclusively used to ensure the website functions properly, to facilitate its navigation by the user, to expedite access to services that require authentication (avoiding users having to re-enter authentication credentials on each new page), and for statistical purposes, that is, to identify which areas of the site have been visited. Session cookies are used for the sole purpose of transmitting the session identifiers necessary for the safe and efficient navigation of the website
- TYPE: Session Cookies
FUNCTION: Session cookies used on the website eliminate the need for other technologies that could compromise the user’s/visitor’s privacy. They also ensure the website functions properly.
- TYPE: Cookies used to integrate third-party functionality
These kinds of cookies are used to integrate third-party functionality on the website (for example, comment boxes or social network icons that allow visitors to share the website’s contents). Cookies of this kind can originate from domains belonging to the website’s partners, or from domains of third parties that provide specific functions on the website. The Data Controller is not required to request the user’’s consent for technical cookies, as these are strictly necessary for the correct operation of certain parts of the website.
- For other types of cookies and in accordance with current legislation, users may accept cookies by altering their browser, computer program, or device settings, which should be unambiguous and user-friendly. The Data Controller would like to remind users that it is possible to change their cookie preferences at any time. It is also possible to disable cookies from the browser at any time, but this may prevent the user from accessing certain parts of the website.
In accordance with Article 122 second paragraph of the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, users’ consent is implied through their individual and freely-chosen settings of the browser with which they navigate the website. Users are free to communicate to the Data Controller at any time their decision regarding the data managed through cookies that the browser has accepted.
How can I disable cookies?
Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies some areas of our website may not function properly or be accessible.
However, to change the settings, follow the steps outlined in most browsers under the “Options” or “Preferences” tab.
To learn more about cookies, the following is a link to the legislation: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home/docweb/-/docweb-display/docweb/3167231
Data Protection Authority link: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/cookie