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Policy on Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are strings of small text that websites visited by the user send to its terminal (usually to the browser), where they are memorised to then be re-transmitted to those websites the next time the same user makes a visit. When navigating a website, the user may also receive cookies sent by different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), which could hold certain elements (such as, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains)present on the website being visited.
The cookies, usually present in user browsers in high numbers and often with high time persistence characteristics, are used for different purposes: digital authentication, session monitoring, memorizing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc.

What are the main types of Cookies?

On this point and for the purpose of this regulation, reference is made to two macro-categories: “technical” and “profiling” cookies.

1. Technical cookies

Technical cookies are the ones used solely “to transmit a communication on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly needed for the supplier of a company service to provide information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to supply that service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, guaranteeing normal navigation and use of the website (enabling, for example, making a purchase or logging into reserved areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where used directly by the website manager to collect information, in an aggregated form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website; functionality cookies enabling the user to navigate based on a number of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected to purchase) to improve the service provided. User consent is not required to install those cookies.

2. Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies create user profiles and are used to send adverts consistent with the preferences shown by the used when navigating the web. Because of how invasive of the users’ private sphere those devices are, European and Italian regulations foresee that the user be suitably informed of their use and provides its consent. They are referred to by art. 122 of the Privacy Code where it establishes that “filing the information in the terminal of a contracting party or a user or access to information already stored is only allowed if the contracting party or user has consented after being informed as established in the simplified mode set forth in article 13, paragraph 3 of the Privacy Code″ .

Session and Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies contain the information used in your current browser session. These cookies are deleted automatically when the browser is closed. Nothing is stored on your computer for longer than use of the website (ASP.NET_SessionId and language).

Persistent Cookies (type ASPXANONYMOUS), used to maintain information used in the period between one access to the website and the next, or for technical purposes and to improve website navigation. This data enables websites to recognise that you are a known user or visitor and adapt consequently. “Persistent” cookies last for the time set by the website which can go from a few minutes to several years.

First party and third party cookies

Here we need to consider the different party installing the cookies on the user’s terminal, based on whether it is the manager of the website the user is visiting (who can be briefly indicated as “editor”) or of a different website which installs cookies through the first one (so-called “third parties”).

First party cookies, created and readable by the website that created them.

Third party cookies, created and readable by external domains and where data is stored c/o a third party.

Advertising on our website is supplied by third party organisations. Our advertising partners will provide adverts considered of interest to you, based on the information collected following your visits to this or other websites. To collect that data our partner could need to place a cookie (a short text file) on your computer. For more information on this type of advertising based on user tastes, coming from third party cookies, you can visit the third party websites at the links below.

At the link www.youronlinechoices.com you will also find information on how behaviour advertising works and a lot of information on cookies and the steps to take to protect privacy on line.

Visitors registered

We reserve the right to analyse the online activities of the visitors registered on our Websites and on the online services by using cookies and other tracking technologies. If you have chosen to receive communications from us, we can use cookies and other tracking technologies to customise future communications based on your interests.

Moreover, we reserve the right to use cookies or other tracking technologies in communications you receive from us (for example, to know whether they have been read or opened or to detect which contents you interacted with and which links you opened) in order to make future communications more consistent with your interests.

Which Cookies does this website use, what are their main characteristics and how to refuse consent to each profiling cookie

This website can send the user the following cookies described, for the following purposes.

First party technical cookies

Main third party Cookies:

 

Third Party google-analytics.com
Third Party googlesyndication.com
Third Party addthis.com


To deny consent to the use of one or more profiling cookies you may:

-access the above Links to deny consent;
-alternatively, follow the disenabling procedure foreseen by the main browsers:

Microsoft Windows Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it

Apple Safari
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=it_IT

To deactivate Flash Cookies
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html#118539