WHAT COOKIES ARE?
Cookies are small text files sent by the site to the terminal equipment of the person concerned (usually the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted back to the site the next time the same user visits. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard drive or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Some of the functions of cookies may be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term ‘cookies’ refers both to cookies as such and to all similar technologies.
Cookies can be used to record information about your preferences, such as the pages you browse or the files you download from our site, or other similar actions you take while browsing our site.
FIRST- OR THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Cookies may be first- or third-party, where “first-party” means cookies developed by the site owner itself, and “third-party” means cookies developed by third parties other than the site owner.
NATURE OF COOKIES
With regard to the nature of cookies, there are several types:
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the strictly necessary extent for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such a service” (see Art. 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for any other purpose and are usually directly installed by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into:
– navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or login to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the site;
– analytics cookies, considered to be technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve the site’s performance;
– functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a number of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user. Users’ prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies (more information in the section Cookie management below).
Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the web.
The consent of the person concerned is required for the use of profiling cookies. According to regulation no. 229 of 8 May 2014, the user must be able to authorise or deny consent to the installation of profiling cookies if they are present.
In the case of third party cookies, the site has no direct control over individual cookies and cannot control them (it cannot directly install or delete them). However, you can manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the sites indicated in the “Cookie management” section.
The User is therefore invited to check the site of the third party indicated below.
COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS SITE
The list of cookies on this site is given below:
|Cookie name||Purpose||First or third party||Web reference|
|_gid||This cookie is created by Google Analytics and is used to keep track of users visiting the site||Third party||https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=it|
|_ga||This cookie is created by Google Analytics and is used to keep track of users visiting the site||Third party||https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=it|
|_gat||This cookie is created by Google Analytics and is used to limit the frequency of requests||Third party||https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=it|
|catAccCookies||This cookie is created by the site to store the user’s cookie choices||First party||/|
|pum-3986||This cookie is created by the site to save the status of the popup 3986||First party||/|
DURATION OF COOKIES
Cookies have a lifetime that is dictated by the expiration date (or a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:
- temporary or session cookies: these are used to store temporary information, allow you to link actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer when you close your browser;
- persistent cookies: these are used to store information, such as your login name and password, so that you don’t have to re-enter them each time you visit a specific site. They remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser.
Session cookies are not stored once the connection to this website is terminated. The computer systems used for this site use temporary cookies and permanent cookies:
|catAccCookies||until the browser is closed|
|pum-3986||until the browser is closed|
You can deactivate cookies on websites by downloading software such as Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) for your browser and disabling the use of individual cookies. Or you can activate the “anonymous surfing” mode – this is a function that allows you to surf without leaving any traces of your surfing data in your browser. This function only allows you to avoid storing navigation data in your browser.
As an alternative, you can disable/delete cookies by accessing the configuration panel of your browser.
ACCEPTANCE AND RENUNCIATION OF COOKIES