Cookies are short portions of text allowing the web server to store information on the Client, which will be then used again during the same website visit (session cookie) or later, even after a few days (persistent cookies).
Such cookies are stored, according to the customers’ tastes, by each browser on the specific device in use (computer, tablet or smartphone).
Similar technologies such as, for instance, the web beacon, the GIF transparents and all the forms of local storage introduced by the HTML5, are used to gather information about the users’ behaviours and the use they make of services.
Later on in this document, we will make reference to cookies and to all similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of Cookies
Different categories can be distinguished according to the use and characteristics of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are essential cookies for a correct working of the website and are used to manage the visualisation language as well as the website access. The cookie duration is persistent (they keep on being activated on the terminal even after the browser has been shutdown).
Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to gather and analyse the website traffic together with the website use in an anonymous way. They , even without identifying the customer, allow, for instance, to find out whether the same user comes back and connects in different moments. Moreover, they allow for monitoring the system and improving its performance along with its usability. Disabling these cookies can be performed without any loss of functioning.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies that are used to identify (in an anonymous way or not) the users’ tastes and to improve his/her surfing experience. Our website does not use this kind of cookies.
Third party Cookies
By visiting our website you might receive cookies coming from both the just visited website or from websites managed by other organisations (“third parties”). An example of this is represented by the presence of the “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn e Google+. These are portions of the surfed page which have been directly generated by the abovementioned sites and embedded into the host website page. The most common use of the social plugins is aimed at sharing the contents on the social networks.
This website also includes a few components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). In this case, too, the latter are third party cookies gathered and managed, in an anonymous way, so as to monitor and improve the performances of the host website (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to gather and analyse in an anonymous way the information about the usage behaviour of websites (including the user’s IP address). Such information is gathered by Google Analytics, which processes it with the aim of setting out some reports concerning the activities on the websites themselves.
This website does not use (and does not permit other third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or to gather personal information of identification. Google does not associate any IP address with any other data owned by Google, nor tries to link any IP address with the user’s identity. Google can also communicate such information to third parties as long as it has been requested by law or whenever third parties process said information on behalf of Google.
For further information, please go to the following link: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Users can disable Google Analytics action in a selective way by installing the opt-out components provided by Google on their browsers. To disable the Google Analytics action, please make reference to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Embedded content from external platforms
These services consent to show contents delivered from external platforms directly from this website pages and to interact with them.
Google Fonts (Google Inc.)
Google Fonts is a service that provides fonts managed by Google Inc., it permits to embed external fonts inside this website pages.
Widget Google Maps (Google Inc.)
Google Maps is a service that consent to visualise maps managed by Google Inc., it permits to embed external maps inside this website pages.
Some cookies (session cookies) remain activated until the browser is closed. Some other cookies may “survive” after the browser shutdown and they are available in case of subsequent visits on the part of users. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is fixed by the server when they are created. In a few cases, an expiry time is set out, in others, they have unlimited duration.
Users can decide whether to accept or not cookies by using one’s own browser options.
Warning: disabling totally or partially the technical cookies may affect the use of the website functions.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect surfing in any way whatsoever.
The setting can be defined in a specific way for the various websites and web apps. Furthermore, the most modern browsers allow you to define some different settings for “owner” cookies and for “third party” cookies.
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies