What cookies are and how they are used
Cookies are small text files sent by a server to a web client when the latter accesses a page of a website. They are generally used to remember preferences, data and information to be used during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies).
Cookies make it easier to navigate the site, allow the storage of visited pages and other specific information, such as frequently consulted pages, connection errors, etc..
Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Often browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are set to automatically accept cookies. Some of the purposes for which cookies are installed may also require the User’s consent. Users may, however, modify the default configuration, choosing to disable or delete cookies. However, this may prevent the optimal use of some areas of the site.
During navigation, moreover, the User may receive on his/her terminal also cookies from different websites (so-called “third party” cookies), set directly by the managers of said websites and used for the purposes and according to the methods defined by them.
Typologies of cookies
Cookies, according to their characteristics and use, are distinguished in:
They are necessary for the navigation on a website and for the use of its functionalities (for example the access to reserved areas and the correct visualization), for this reason their disabling does not allow such activities.
Technical cookies are not used for further purposes and are divided into:
- navigation or session cookies: they guarantee the normal navigation and fruition of the website
- functionality cookies: they allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language).
collect anonymous information about how users use the website, such as which pages they visit most often and any error messages they receive during their visit. These cookies do not collect identifying information about visitors.
These are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same as part of the navigation on the network.
This site does not use profiling cookies.
Visiting this website the user may also receive on his/her device cookies from sites managed by other organizations (“third party” cookies): this happens because on the site there may be elements such as, for example, images, maps, specific links to web pages of sites or web services.
For the purposes of information transparency, below is a list of third party services present on the site, the purposes and links to the information pages of the various services:
|The Site uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to collect statistical data that allows us to improve the user experience of the website. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze information about how users interact with the website in aggregate form (e.g. most visited pages, geographic location of visitors, etc.). Google stores the information collected on its servers in the United States.
The data generated by Google Analytics is stored by Google as indicated in the information available at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it.
Users can disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on provided by Google on their browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
|On some pages there are interactive maps provided by Google, which may install cookies to detect information and preferences related to this service.
|In some pages there are forms that collect information on the express will of the user, which will be used to send newsletters.
|Social Network buttons and widgets are present on the pages of the site to facilitate interaction with social platforms and the sharing of content directly from the pages of this website.
For further information, below are the web addresses of the information and methods for managing the cookies of the various social networks:
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies, using the settings of your browser.
Below are links to the information pages of the main browsers:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
Please note that if you choose to block the receipt of cookies, this may affect or prevent the proper functioning of the site.