“Cookies” are small text files containing a minimal amount of information regarding the users that are saved in the User’s web browser directory when visiting the site.
There are several types of cookies but essentially, the main purpose of a cookie is to ensure an efficient functioning of the site and to enable certain features to improving the overall browsing experience. In particular cookies allow efficient browsing from one web page to the other. They store users names and preferences, which allow them to avoid entering the same information (such as user name and password) several times during the visit.
To optimise the browsing experience, cookies monitor the services and how they are used; they provide targeted advertising information according to the interests and behavior expressed by users when browsing the website.
There are several types of cookies. Below are the types of cookies that are used in the current web site, with a short description of their purposes.
Cookies of this type are necessary for the correct functioning of certain areas of the site. This category includes both persistent cookies and session cookies. Without these cookies, the site, or some portions of it may not work properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of the user’s preferences. Cookies in this category are always sent from our domain.
Cookies of this type are used to collect information about the site usage. The Controller uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the site, simplify its use and for monitoring its correct operation. This type of cookie collects anonymously information on the users, on their activity on the site and on how they got to the site / visited pages. Cookies in this category can be sent from the site itself or third-party domains.
Third parties tracking cookies
Cookies of this type are used for marketing campaigns to collect information related to the website usage, such as which keywords are used to find the website, what other web sites are visited and from which traffic sources visitors come from. The Controller may use this information to compile reports and improve the site. The cookies collect anonymous information. Cookies of this type are sent from the site itself or third-party domains.
Cookies for the integration of third-party functionality
Cookies of this type are used to integrate in the website third-party functionality (for example, forms for comments or social network icons allowing visitors to share site contents). Cookies in this category can either be sent from partner sites domains or from domains addressing to the site functionality.
The Controller is not obliged to request the users’ consent to technical cookies, as these are strictly necessary for the provision of the website services.
For other types of cookies, users may express their consent in accordance with the current legislation, through specific browser configurations and computer programs or devices that are easy and clear to use. The controller reminds users that it is possible to change cookie preferences at any time and that cookies can always be disabled from the browser but this may lead to preventing Users from using certain parts of the Website.
Third Party Websites
Under Article 122 second paragraph of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, users consent to the use of such cookies by freely choosing their browsing settings, without prejudice to the users authority to communicate at all times to the data controller their will regarding the management of their own data through the cookies that were accepted by the browser.