WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files sent by the site to the terminal of the data subject (usually the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted to the site the next time the same user visits. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard disk 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. Cookies can be used to record information about your preferences, such as the pages you navigate to or the files you download from our site, or other similar actions you take while browsing our site.
FIRST OR THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Cookies can be first or third party, where “first party” means cookies developed by the Controller of the site itself, while “third party” means cookies developed by Third Parties with respect to the Owner of the site.
NATURE OF COOKIES
Regarding the nature of cookies, there are several types:
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication 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 the 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 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 site performance;
– functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the same. Users are not required to give their prior consent for the installation of such cookies (more information in the section Management of cookies below).
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same as part of web browsing. The consent of the person concerned is required for the use of profiling cookies. According to provision No. 229 of 8 May 2014, the user must be able to authorize or deny consent to the installation of profiling cookies if they are present. 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 section “Cookie Management”. The User is therefore invited to check on the site of the third party indicated below.
COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS SITE
DURATION OF COOKIES
Cookies have a duration dictated by the expiration date (or a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:
• temporary or session cookies: these are used to store temporary information, allow you to link actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer when you close your browser;
• persistent cookies: these are used to store information, such as your login name and password, so that you don’t have to type them in again each time you visit a specific site. They remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser.
The so-called session cookies, once the connection to this website is terminated, are not stored. The computer systems used for this site use temporary cookies.
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 the “anonymous surfing” mode – this is a function that allows you to surf without leaving any trace of your surfing data in the browser. This function only allows you not to keep your browsing data in your browser. Alternatively, you can disable/delete cookies by accessing the configuration panel of your browser.
COOKIE ACCEPTANCE AND WAIVER