Cookies are text files containing minimal information sent to the browser and stored on the user’s computer, mobile phone or other device every time a website is visited. At each connection, cookies send information back to the reference site.
In general, cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies) if they remain on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary (session cookies) if they are deactivated when the browser is closed. Cookies can also be first-party cookies if set by the visited site, or third-party cookies if inserted from a site other than the one visited.
Cookies used, their purposes and storage times
The cookies used on our sites can be cataloged as follows (see the cookie guide drawn up by the ICC, International Chamber of Commerce):
These cookies are essential to allow the user to move around the site and use the requested services, such as access to protected areas of the site.
Essential cookies are first party cookies and can be permanent or temporary. We use this type of cookie to manage the registration and access phase by users. Without these cookies the user would not be able to access the requested services and our sites would not work properly. This type of cookie is kept for two years from the acquisition.
Performance cookies collect information on the use of a site by users, such as which pages are visited most frequently. These cookies do not store identification data of individual visitors, but only aggregate and anonymous data.
We use these cookies to:
- statistical purposes, to understand how our sites are used
- measure the distribution of our advertising campaigns.
Basically, these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited and the advertisements displayed. These cookies can be first or third parties and are kept for two years from their acquisition.
These cookies allow the site to remember the choices of visitors (for example the user name, language or country of access) and provide more personalized features. Functional cookies can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as accessing a video or inserting a comment on a blog. The information used by these cookies is anonymous and it is not possible to track users’ browsing on other sites.
We use these cookies to:
- remember if a particular service has already been provided to the user
- improve the general experience on the site by remembering user preferences.
Basically, these cookies remember the individual choices made by users to improve their browsing experience. These cookies can be first or third parties and are kept for two years from their acquisition.
Other third party cookies
Our sites also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of our websites (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for our operators regarding the activities on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
For more information, please refer to the link below: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the host site page. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.