Cookie Policy


This Cookie Policy is intended to illustrate the types and categories of cookies, the purposes and how cookies are used by the site. To change the cookie’s settings the user can proceed by following the instructions in this Cookie Policy, while you may express your consent to the use of cookies by continuing the navigation on the Site, or by performing a scrolling action, clicking on one of the links inside the pages of the Site, or by clicking on the "OK" button of the brief visible notice (bottom) at every first access to the Site, as provided by the Guarantor’s action for Personal Data Protection (No. 229 of 8 May 2014)

What are cookies?

Cookies consist of code’s portions (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user's Internet browser, from that browser stored automatically on the user's computer and returned automatically to the server at any occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the Internet site from which the cookie itself comes, the lifespan of the cookie (that is how long it will remain on the user's device) and a value, which is normally a randomly generated unique number. At each subsequent visit, cookies are returned to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user's device and have different purposes such as, for example, allowing you to navigate efficiently between pages, remembering your favorite sites and, in general, improving your navigation experience. They also help to ensure that the online displayed advertisements are more targeted to a user and his interests.

If the user decides to disable cookies, this may affect and/or restrict his browsing experience within the Sites, for example the user may not be able to visit certain sections of a Site or may not receive customized information when visiting the Sites.

How do they work and how do I delete cookies?

The operating modes as well as the options for limiting or blocking cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings of your Internet browser. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be notified whenever cookies are sent to his device. There are several ways to manage cookies, to do this you need to refer to the instruction manual or to the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change its settings. In fact, the user is enabled to change the default configuration and disable cookies (this means block them in a definitive way), by setting the highest level of protection.
By way of example, we propose below the procedures for setting the cookie policy on the most common browsers:

SIf you use different devices to view and access the Site (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), make sure each browser on each device is set to reflect your cookie preferences. To delete cookies from your smartphone/tablet's Internet browser, refer to the device's user manual.

What types and categories of cookies exist?

The Site uses cookies to compile aggregate anonymous statistics that allow to understand how users use the Site and to improve the structure and content of the website. Below is an explanatory list.

Technical cookies

"Technical" cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the Site and allow users to navigate and exploit its features (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow to save the user's session and/or perform other activities strictly necessary to the operation of the Site). This category also includes "analytical" cookies that indicate how users interact with the Site by providing information about the last visited page, the number of sections and pages you visit, the time spent on the Site and any event has emerged during the navigation, such as an error message, and help to understand every difficulty that the user encounters in the use of the Site. This information may be associated with user details such as browser or geographic origin; however, they are analyzed along with other users ' information so that they do not identify a particular user over the other. These cookies are collected and aggregated in anonymous form to improve the yield of the Site itself. Lastly, "feature" cookies allow the Site to remember the user's choices (such as username) to provide the latter with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the Site, but they improve the quality and experience of navigation. If you do not accept these cookies, the yield and functionality of the Site may be lower and access to the content may be limited.

Profiling cookies

"Targeting" or "profiling" cookies are used to present content that best suits the user and his interests. They can be used to display targeted advertisements, to publish custom advertisements based on the interests of the user or to limit the number of times the user is displayed an advertisement. They also help to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns on the Site; this site currently DOES NOT USE these cookies directly. "Sharing" (or social network) cookies are required to allow the user to interact with the Site through his social account and serve, for example, to express an appreciation and to share it with his social contacts.
This site uses or may use, even in combination:

  • "Session" cookies that are stored on the user's computer for mere technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the Site; they are cancelled at the end of the "session" (from which the name) with the browser closing;
  • "Persistent" cookies that remain stored on your computer's hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users. Through persistent cookies, users who access the Sites (or any other users who uses the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit.

Third-party Cookies

When a user uses the Site, some cookies that are controlled by third-parties may be stored. This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third-party website. As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third-party services. On third-party cookies, the Site does not control the information provided by the cookie and has no access to such data. This information is totally controlled by the third-party Companies as described in their respective Privacy Policy.
Third-party cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third-party and are divided into the following macro-categories:

  • Analytical: these are the cookies used to collect and analyse statistical information on accesses/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials for access to reserved areas (your e-mail address and password), can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions made, etc.).
  • Widgets: this category includes all those graphical components of a program’s user interface, which is intended to facilitate the user’s interaction with the program itself (by way of example are widgets the cookies of Facebook, Google +, Twitter).
  • Advertsing: the cookies used to deliver advertising services within a site are covered by this category.