Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites. These files are then read by the website each time you return to the site. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the website. The cookies of the so-called “third parties” are, instead, set by a different website from the one that the user is visiting. This is why on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers different from the one visited.
Cookies are useful for a number of different purposes: computer authentications, monitoring sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, remembering preferences, etc.
The provision of 8 May 2014 of the Privacy Authority for the protection of personal data identifies two macro-categories of cookies: “technical” and “profiling”.Technical cookies
They are used to perform the navigation or to provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner. Without the use of such cookies, some transactions could not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure, such as home banking activities (viewing the bank statement, transfers, payment of bills, etc.).For these purposes cookies are essential because allow you to perform and maintain user identification within the session.
Technical cookies can be further divided into:
- Browsing or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas);
- Cookie analytics, assimilated to technical cookies used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate way, about the number of users and how they visit the site;
Feature cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to improve the service rendered to the user.Profiling cookies
They are used to track the user’s browsing on the net and create profiles about his tastes, habits, choices, etc. By these cookies advertisement messages in line with the preferences already expressed by the user in the online navigation can be transmitted to the user’s terminal.Cookies use by this site
This website may send the following and briefly described cookies, for the following purposes.
- google-analytics.com (purposes: aggregated statistical analysis of web traffic; click here for more information)
Other cookies or third-party tools that could use them
Some of the services listed below collect statistics in aggregate way and may not require the user’s consent or may be managed directly by the Owner – as described – without the help of a third party.
If third-party services are present among the tools mentioned below, they may – in addition to what is specified and also without the Owner’s knowledge – carry out user tracking activities. For details, please refer to the privacy policies of the services listed.Cookies management and deletion
In addition to what is written in this document, you can manage your preferences for cookies directly within your browser and prevent – for example – that third parties can install them. Through browser preferences you can also delete cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies where you can save consent to the installation of Cookies by this site. It is important to note that by disabling all cookies, the operation of this site may be compromised. You can find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari e Microsoft Windows Explorer.Ownership of Cookie Processing
Given the objective complexity of identifying cookie-based technologies and their very close integration with the functioning of the web, the user is invited to contact the Owner if he wants to receive any in-depth analysis related to the use of the cookies themselves and any use of them – for example by third parties – made through this site.