WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even for long periods (persistent cookies).
Cookies are stored by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone) based on user preferences. Similar technologies can be used to collect information on user behaviour and use of services.
In this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF COOKIES
Strictly necessary cookies or technical cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the correct functioning of our site and are used to manage login and access to reserved functions of the site, in general to speed up, improve or customise the level of service to users. The duration of cookies is either strictly limited to the work session (when the browser is closed they are deleted), or of longer duration, aimed at recognising the visitor’s computer. Their disabling can compromise the use of the services accessible by login, while the public part of the site remains normally usable.
Analysis and performance cookies. These are cookies used to collect and analyse traffic and use of the site anonymously and in aggregate form. First or third party cookie, even without identifying the user, allow for example to detect if the same user connects again at different times. They also allow to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. Disabling these cookies can be done without any loss of functionality.
Profiling cookies These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) the user’s preferences and improve their browsing experience, in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices can have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation require the user to be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent.
Third-Party Cookies. By visiting a website, cookies can be received both from the site visited (owner or publisher), and from sites managed by other organisations (third parties) through the first one. An example is the presence of “social plugins” (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties.
The management of information collected by third parties is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made.
HOW TO MANAGE THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
To ensure greater transparency and convenience, for each of the third-party sites that can be installed through this site, the description and web address of the information and methods for managing cookies are reported, as well as the possible denial of consent to the installation of cookies.
It is a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, used to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies). Google Analytics can anonymously collect and analyse information on usage behaviour.
This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports on the websites themselves. By anonymising the user’s IP address, the site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google
does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
For more information, please refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his/her browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
FOR ALL THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
In the event that it is particularly difficult to identify all third parties, especially for the profiling of preferences, the following links are provided:
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES FROM YOUR BROWSER
The user can also decide whether or not accept cookies using the browser settings.
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site functions reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling third-party cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications.
Furthermore, the best browsers allow to define different settings for proprietary cookies and for those of third parties.
For example, in Mozilla Firefox, through the Tools->Options ->Privacy menu, it is possible to access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.
To deny consent to the use of one or more cookies, the user can access the specific Link for each browser:
Microsoft Windows Explorer: