Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behavior and use of services.
In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the proper functioning of the site and are used to manage the login and access to the site’s reserved functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (when the browser is closed they are deleted).
Analysis and performance cookies. These are cookies used to collect and analyze traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience.
Third party cookies. By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“proprietary”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 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.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/Facebook
Google – https://policies.google.com/?hl=it
Google Analytics – The site also includes 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 anonymously analyze information on site usage behavior (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for 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.
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called 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. However, by browsing the pages of the website, you can interact with sites managed by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies. Cookie management The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way. The setting can be defined specifically for the different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies.
Last updated 07/10/2020