What are they?
Cookies are small text files sent from a server to a user’s device (usually to the Internet browser) when the user accesses a page on a website. Cookies allow the web server to store information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies). Cookies help navigate a web site more efficiently, allow you to store visited pages and other specific information, such as frequently visited pages, connection errors, etc. Cookies are stored, based on user’s preferences, by the browser on the specific device you are using (computer, tablet, smartphone). Often, browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are set to automatically accept cookies. However, users can change their default configuration to disable or delete cookies, which might result in a less than optimal use of some areas of the web site or their preclusion. Therefore, for optimal use of this site, you should configure your browser to accept these cookies. In the course of navigation, the user may also receive cookies from different sites (“third party cookies”) set up directly by the operators of said web sites and used for the purposes and in the manner defined by them.
Types of cookies
a) Technical Cookies: they are cookies required to navigate a web site and use its features, such as allowing a correct display of pages or accessing restricted areas. Therefore, disabling such cookies does not allow such activities. They are not used for further purposes and can be subdivided into either navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal usability and enjoyment of the website; or functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to enhance user’s experience.
b) Performance Cookies: they collect information to assess the efficiency of a web site responses to user anonymous requests only to improve the functionality of the website, such as which pages are most frequently visited by the user, and whether there have been errors or slowdowns in viewing web pages.
c) Profiling Cookies: they are designed to create user profiles and to deliver relevant and tailored content (including advertising content) in line with user’s displayed preferences in the context of network browsing.
By visiting the web site, the user may also receive cookies from sites managed by other organizations (“third party cookies”) on his device. This is because the site may include items such as images, maps, specific links to web sites or services. These cookies can be sent to the user’s browser by third-party companies directly from their web sites, which can be accessed by browsing the site. For the purposes of transparency, you can find below a list of third-party services found on the site, the purpose and the links to the information pages of the various services:
Data generated by Google Analytics is retained by Google as indicated in the Disclosure Notice available at the following link.
The user can disable Google Analytics by installing on the browser the opt-out add-on provided by Google at the following link.
On the web site, there may be social networking buttons and widgets to facilitate interaction with Social Platforms and content sharing directly from the pages of this web site. For more information, see the web addresses of the Information Notice and how to manage the cookies on different social networks:
How to manage cookies
Internet Explorer: link
How to disable third-party cookies
This web site could be using third-party cookies in certain sections. For more information or to disable profiling cookies used by third parties, visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
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