What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from the site to your terminal equipment (usually your browser), where they are stored and then sent back to the site the next time you visit. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard drive or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Some of the functions of cookies may be delegated to other technologies. In this document the term ‘cookies’ refers both to cookies as such and to all similar technologies.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be first or third party cookies, where ‘first party’ means cookies that have the site as their domain and ‘third party’ means cookies that relate to external domains.
Third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external party, always defined as a “third party”, not managed by the site. These parties may possibly also install first-party cookies by storing their own cookies on the site’s domain.
Another type of cookies are so-called “Flash cookies” (Local Shared Objects), which are used within Adobe Flash Player to deliver certain content, such as video clips or animations, in order to remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your browser.
Nature of cookies
There are different types of cookies:
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service” (see Art. 122, paragraph 1 of the Code). They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the site; analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve the performance of the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user. Users’ prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies (more information in the section Cookie management below).
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles on the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the web.
In the case of third-party cookies, the site has no direct control over individual cookies and cannot control them (it can neither directly install nor delete them). You can however manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the sites indicated in the “Cookie management” section.
You are therefore invited to check the third party site indicated in the table below.
COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS SITE
See this page for more information.
Google Analytics is an analytics tool from Google that helps website and app owners understand how visitors interact with the content they own.
For more information, please see this page.
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