Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites the next visit. The "third-party" cookies are set by a different website than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the site visited.
Types of cookies
Technical cookies. Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "transmitting a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to the provider of an information company service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such a service" (see Article 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 guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website; cookie analytics, assimilated to technical cookies where used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate, about the number of users and how they visit the site itself; feature cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of such cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required, while the obligation to give the information under art remains firm. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he uses only those devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable.
Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user-related profiles and are used to send advertisements in line with the user's preferences in the context of network browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have within the privacy of users, European and Italian law requires that the user should be adequately informed about the use of them and thus express his or her valid consent. They are referred to by art. 122 of the Code where "the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or user or access to information already stored is permitted only on the condition that the contractor or user has expressed his or her Consent after being informed in the simplified ways in Article 13, paragraph 3" (Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). This site does not use profiling cookies.
The site also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Such cookies are used only for the purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of the site. For more information, please refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the Google Analytics action by installing the google-provided opt-out component on their browser. To disable the Google Analytics action, please refer to the link below:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is run. Other "survive" cookies when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent user visits. These cookies are said to be persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of their browser.
Warning: Full or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the optimal use of the site.
Disabling "third-party" cookies does not in any way affect navigability.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, browsers allow you to define different settings for "owners" and "third-party" cookies. As an example, in Firefox, through the Tools->Options->Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal. On the internet you can easily find the documentation on how to set the rules for managing cookies for your browser, for example you can see some addresses related to the main browsers: