The present cookies policy describes the types and use modalities of cookies and provides information on how to disable and/or delete cookies stored on the user's device.
The banner containing the short cookies policy appearing on each page of the website will be shown at each visit, unless the user explicitly accepts the cookies policy through the button available on the banner itself.
By visiting this website you agree to the cookies use in conformity to what established by the Italian Data Protection Authority in the Register of Measures n. 229 dated 8th May 2014. If you do not agree, you will have to setup your web browser appropriately.
Cookies are not viruses
They cannot store your personal information, such as name, work, or place. They are stored in the user's terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites.
Tracking cookies (also known as profiling cookies) are used to track user navigation to create profiles on its tastes, its preferences, its interests and also on his research. In that way you waste less time, but if you really hate advertising, you can skip it using add-ons.
Learn more about cookies, their use and their regulation
Included in quotation marks, you can read the quotes by the Italian Data Protection Authority.
- What are cookies?
"Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user's terminal equipment (usually to the user's browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user's terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites".
Usually every cookie contains the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number.
- How are cookies used for?
"Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user's browser and at times they remain stored for long. They are used for several purposes ranging from IT authentication to the monitoring of browsing sessions up to the storage of specific information on user configurations in accessing a given server, and so on".
- What are the different types of cookies?
To quote the Italian Data Protection Authority, cookies may be distinguished into two major group: technical cookies and profiling cookies depending on their use and then also into first party cookies or third party cookies, depending on who installs the cookies.
- What are technical cookies?
"Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to «carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service». (see Section 122 - 1 of the Code)".
They can be grouped in:
- browsing (or session cookies), "which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections)"; cookies that are stored in the temporary memory of the device, normally expires with session end, will not be present at next browser start-up
- analytics cookies, analytics cookies, collect anonymous information about the way in which users use the Website and its various features; the Italian Data Protection Authority has stated that these cookies can be deemed "technical cookies" only if "they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website", whithout collecting further data and being used for other purposes
- functional cookies, "which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service"
- What are the profiling cookies?
"Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation". They are not used in this website, since the navigation is anonymous.
- What are first party cookies?
First party cookies are usually created and read by the site who created them.
- What are third party cookies?
Third party cookies are created and read by external domains and data are stored by third party: "When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called "third party" cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored".
In the case of third-party cookies, the site does not have direct control of individual cookies and can not control them, therefore users are advised to check the website of the third party.
- Is the user's consent necessary for installing cookies on the latter's terminal?
No consent is required for installing technical cookies, while profiling cookies can only be downloaded to the user's terminal once the user has been informed in a simplified way and consents to their use.
Italian legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on the use of profiling cookies so as to give their valid consent.
- In what way can the webmaster request consent?
The Italian Data Protection Authority determined that when the user accesses a website to appear a banner containing an informative short, the request for consent and a link to the information more extensive as the one visible in this page.
The use of the banner is not necessary for sites that use only technical cookies.
- How the banner should be made?
It is permissible to use a cookie technician (1 year max. duration) taking into account the user's consent so that they did not have to again express consent in a subsequent visit to the site.
- What should you put on this larger help page?
All the elements required by law must be included, as well as an analytical description of the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed from the website and must allow the visitor to select/unselect individual cookies. It must include the updated link to the information policy and consent forms for third parties with whom the controller has agreements for the installation of cookies from his own website. It should illustrate the characteristics of cookies also installed by third parties. It must also tell the user how to navigate the site without being traced her preferences with the possibility incognito and with the cancellation of individual cookies.
- Who is responsible for informing the the Italian Data Protection Authority that uses cookie profiling?
The website owner has that burden, but only if the owner uses his own profiling cookies.
Cookies used by this website
Cookies used in order to perform activities strictly necessary for the functioning of the present website and for the provision of the service.
Third party cookies
This website use third party codes. This website and its administrator have no control over third-party cookies. For further information please visit:
Managing preferences on cookies
There are several tools available to manage preferences on cookies, such as:
- Cookies Manager for Firefox
- Firebug for Firefox (instructions )
- Cookie Audit Tool for Chrome
- WebCookies on-line tool that provides free audit of web cookies used by a website (types, duration and, if available, a link with information regarding the cookie).
All major browsers allow you to choose whether to accept cookies (from all sites or just by some), to accept or not the third party cookies (from all sites or just by some), to delete them automatically when you close or also at any time (all or only some).
Here are lists page to find information about it for the most popular browsers, if you use another browser, please look up information on the dedicated website.
The Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. If you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on this page .
How to disable cookies
By changing your browser settings, you can accept or reject cookies or choose to receive a warning before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
If you wish to block cookies, you can also use the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Europe platform .
How to delete cookies
Users can easily delete cookies using the browsers. It is also possible to delete cookies automatically when you close your browser.