WHAT ARE COOKIES? Cookies are small text files sent from the website to the Data Subject’s terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the website upon the next visit by the same user. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Certain functions of cookies can be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term ‘cookie’ refers to both so-called cookies and all similar technologies.
Cookies allow the recording of information regarding your preferences, such as pages browsed, files downloaded from our website or other similar actions performed while browsing our website.
FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES Cookies can be either first or third party, where “first party” means cookies developed by the Data Controller of the website, whereas “third party” means cookies developed by third parties and not the Data Controller of the website.
NATURE OF COOKIES Regarding the nature of cookies, there are several types:
Technical cookies Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information company service that has been expressly requested by a subscriber or user to provide said service” (see Article 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed directly by the Data Controller or operator of the website. They can be divided into:
– browsing or session cookies, which guarantee normal browsing and use of the website (allowing, for example, purchases or authentication in order to access restricted areas); they are necessary for the website to function properly;
– analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website, in order to improve the performance of the website;
– functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language or products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to said user. The installation of these cookies does not require the prior consent of users (more information is available in the Cookie management section, below).
Profiling cookies Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used to send advertising messages according to the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the internet.
The Data Subject’s consent is required for the use of profiling cookies. According to provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014, the user must be able to authorise or refuse consent to the installation of profiling cookies where present.
In the case of third party cookies, the website does not have direct control over individual cookies and cannot control them (it can neither install them directly nor delete them). Nevertheless, you can manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below) or the websites listed in the “Cookie management” section.
Therefore, the User is asked to check on the third party website mentioned below.
COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS WEBSITE Below is the list of cookies found on this website:
First or Third party
COOKIE DURATION The duration of cookies depends on the expiry date (or on a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:
temporary or session (session cookies): they are used to store temporary information, can link the actions performed during a specific session and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
permanent (persistent cookies): they are used to store information, such as the login name and password, so that the user can avoid typing them in each time they visit a specific site. They are stored on the computer even after the browser is closed.
Once the connection to this website is terminated, the so-called session cookies are not stored. The computer systems used on this site use temporary cookies.
COOKIE MANAGEMENT You can disable cookies on websites by downloading special software such as Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) for your browser and disabling the use of individual cookies. Or, you can activate “anonymous browsing” mode – this function allows you to browse without leaving a trace of the browsing data in the browser itself. This function only allows you not to store browsing data in the browser.
Alternatively, you can disable/delete cookies by accessing your browser’s configuration panel.
ACCEPTING OR REJECTING COOKIES