What are cookies?
Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s Internet browser, this browser automatically stores them on the user’s computer and sends them back to the server when necessary or following subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie originates, the life span of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another sites that recognize them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and allow you for example to navigate efficiently between pages, remembering your favorite sites and, in general, improving the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and their interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, this could influence and / or limit their browsing experience within the site, for example they may not be able to visit certain sections or may not receive personalized information when necessary.
How do cookies work and how do you delete them?
The operating modes as well as the options to limit or block cookies can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically, however the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be warned whenever cookies are sent to their device. There are several ways to manage cookies, it is necessary to refer to the instruction manual or to the help service of your browser to check how to adjust or change the settings. The user is enabled, in fact, to change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
Below you can manage cookies from the following browsers:
If the user uses different devices to view and access the Sites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), they must make sure that the browser on each device is adjusted to reflect their preferences regarding cookies. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, please refer to the user manual of the device.
What types and categories of cookies does this site use?
This website uses technical cookies and third-party cookies. Profiling cookies are NOT used in any way for commercial or advertising purposes. Cookies can also be used to speed up future user experiences and activities on the site. Furthermore, cookies are used to compile aggregate anonymous statistics that show how users use the Site in order to improve its structure and content.
Below is an explanatory list.
“Technical” cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the site and allow users to browse and take advantage of its features (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow the user session to be saved and / or to carry out other activities strictly necessary for the operation of the Site).
This category also includes “analytical” cookies that help us understand how users interact with the site by providing information relating to the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the time spent on the site and each event that occurred during navigation, such as an error message: this helps us understand any difficulty that the user encounters in using the site. This information could be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analyzed together with information from other users so as not to identify a particular user. These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and allow for the performance of the site to be improved.
Finally, “functionality” cookies allow the system to remember the user’s choices (for example the user name) to provide the latter with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential for the operation of the site, but improve the quality and browsing experience. If you do not accept these cookies, the yield and functionality of the site may be lower and access to site content may be limited.
Third party cookies
The following table shows the third-party cookies present on the site. These fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party operator and are divided into the following macro-categories:
Analytical: these are the cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, as information such as the credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password), can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded contents, types of interactions carried out, etc.). Google Analytics.
Widgets. This category includes all those graphic components of a user interface of a program, which has the purpose of facilitating the user in interacting with the program itself (for example, Facebook, Google+, Twitter cookies are widgets).
Advertising. This category includes the cookies used to provide advertising services within a site.
If the user does not wish to receive third-party cookies on their device, they can access the information and consent forms of said third parties and exclude their receipt.
These cookies are not controlled directly by the Site, therefore, to withdraw consent, it is necessary to refer to the websites of third parties or refer to the site www.youronlinechoices.com/it to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies based on the browser used and manage preferences on third-party profiling cookies.