Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to their terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user. While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the same is visiting. Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes also with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users who access the server, etc. In this regard, and for the purposes of this provision, two macro-categories are therefore identified: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
a. Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
- Profiling cookies.
Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net.
What cookies are used by this site?
Navigation and session cookies
Navigation cookies and session cookies guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to view the contents on the device by recognizing the language of the country from which the user is connecting, or to make purchases through e -commerce). Navigation cookies are technical cookies and are therefore necessary for the site to function, improving its quality and browsing experience.
They are aimed at understanding the preferences of individual users in such a way as to submit them, while browsing, targeted content of interest to them, based on previous browsing.
How to disable cookies
Almost all browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can check and possibly disable cookies through your browser settings. Disabling and blocking navigation or functional cookies could preclude the optimal use of some areas of the site, limiting the service offered by the website.
Below are the links to the guides for managing cookies from the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allowcookies
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on the navigation of this site, you can download the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.