What are cookies?
Cookies are information that are saved on the hard disk of the user's terminal and that are sent from the user's browser to a web server. They refer to the use of the network. Therefore, they allow to know the services, the sites visited and the options that, surfing the net, have been chosen by the user. In other words, cookies are small files, containing letters and numbers, that are downloaded on your computer or on your mobile device when you visit a website. Once generated, cookies are sent back to the website at each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes these cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user's device. Therefore, this information is not provided spontaneously and directly, but leaves a trace of the user browsing the net.
Cookies perform different functions and allow you to browse the pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and, more generally, improving your experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements displayed while browsing are interesting for you and that the marketing activities carried out comply with your preferences, avoiding promotional initiatives that are unwelcome or not in line with your needs. While browsing on a site, you can also receive cookies on your terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements may exist (e.g.: images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) that are related to the website the user is visiting.
What categories of cookies we use and how the user can manage them?
The types of cookies used can be classified in the following categories:
Essential website cookies (session and navigation) - (direct cookies)
These cookies are essential to browse correctly and to use the functions of the website. These cookies do not collect any personal information that can be used for marketing purposes, nor do they memorize the visited websites. The use of these cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user's device and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server), which are necessary to allow a safe and efficient visit of the website. This category of cookies cannot be deactivated.
Functionality cookies - (direct cookies)
These cookies allow the website to remember the choices made (such as user name, language or geographical location) and provide improved and personalized features. The information collected through these cookies can be made anonymous. These cookies do not keep track of the browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies cannot be deactivated.
Advertising cookies (third-party cookies)
These are third-party cookies that aim at collecting information about user’s preferences while surfing the net, at recording when the ads are seen and the reaction and the consequent actions of the users and at controlling the performance of the campaigns.
To find out more about the advertising cookies that we use or to block the functioning of these cookies on your device, you can visit the following sites:
Analytical cookies - (third-party cookies)
To find out more about the Analytical Cookies that we use or to block the functioning of these cookies on your device, you can visit the following site:
Social Media cookies - (third-party cookies)
These cookies are used to share information on social media through the sharing buttons, to link to the user's account or to allow interactions with the contents of our site through social networks such as Facebook. Social networks will record user’s sharing actions. This information could be used for advertising and profiling activities.
To find out more about the Social Media Cookies we use or to block the functioning of these cookies on your device, you can visit the following site:
How to change cookies settings and how to disable cookies?
With reference to third-party cookies used by this website, please refer to the supplier's policy that can be retrieved from the aforementioned links for information on how to disable cookies.
Another way to manage cookies is to change the settings of the browser used. Notice that most Internet browsers are configured by default to accept cookies.
However, it is possible to disable their functioning or to set which of them can be used or not. The following links provide descriptions on how to manage cookies on the most common web browsers:
What happens if cookies are disabled?
If the user blocks or deletes a cookie, it may not be possible to restore the preferences or custom settings previously specified and our ability to customize the user’s experience will be limited.