What are coockies ?
Cookies are packets of information sent by a web server (e.g. the site) to your Internet browser, automatically stored on your computer and automatically sent back to the server each time you access the site.
By default almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
Typically, cookies can be installed:
- directly by the website owner and/or manager (so-called first-party cookies);
- by parties unrelated to the website visited by the user (so-called third party cookies). Unless otherwise specified, we remind you that these cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the operator itself. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
This website may use, also in combination with each other, the following types of cookies classified according to the indications of the Privacy Guarantor and the Opinions issued at European level by the Working Group ex art. 29 of the GDPR:
- Session, these are cookies that are not stored persistently on the user's computer and are deleted when the browser is closed; they are strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site, avoiding the use of other IT techniques that could potentially prejudice the confidentiality of users' browsing.
- Persistent, are cookies that remain stored on the computer's hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors accessing the site (or any other users using the same computer) are automatically recognised each time they visit. Visitors can set their computer's browser to accept/reject all cookies or to display a warning whenever a cookie is proposed, so that they can decide whether or not to accept it. The user can, however, change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently) by setting the highest level of protection.
- Technical cookies are cookies used to authenticate oneself, to use multimedia content such as flash players or to allow the choice of navigation language. It is therefore generally not necessary to obtain the user's prior and informed consent. This also includes cookies used to statistically analyse access/visits to the site only if they are used exclusively for statistical purposes and through the collection of information in aggregate form.
- Non-technical are all cookies used for profiling and marketing purposes. Their use on users' terminals is prohibited unless they have been adequately informed beforehand and have given valid opt-in consent. These types of cookies are, in turn, grouped according to the functions they perform in:
- Analitycs: are cookies used to collect and analyse statistical information about access/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as the credentials entered to access restricted areas (your email address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, content downloaded, types of interactions carried out, etc.).
- Widgets: This category includes all those graphic components of a programme's user interface, the purpose of which is to facilitate the user in interacting with the programme itself. Examples of widgets are facebook, google+, twitter.
- Advertising: Cookies used to advertise within a site fall into this category. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category.
- Web beacons: This category includes code snippets that allow a website to transfer or collect information by requesting a graphic image. Websites may use them for a variety of purposes, such as analysing website usage, monitoring and reporting on advertisements, and personalising advertisements and content.