What cookies represent and what they are used for
A cookie is a text file that a website visited by the user sends to his computer or PC where it is stored before being re-transmitted to the same site on a subsequent visit.
Cookies are identified as being:
based on the individual who installs them on the user's computer, depending on whether it is the same operator of the site that the user is visiting (so-called "first-party cookies") or a different site, which installs cookies through the first site (so-called "third-party cookies");
based on the objective of each cookie: some cookies allow the website that installed them to remember, for example, the preferences expressed by the user while browsing or to make a purchase or to authenticate (so-called "technical cookies"), other cookies permit the site that installed them to monitor the user's navigation also for the purpose of sending advertising or offering services in line with the preferences demonstrated by the user while surfing the net (so-called "profiling cookies"). Only profiling cookies require the user's prior consent to use them.
"Technical" cookies are those whose use does not require the user's consent inasmuch as they are strictly necessary for the website to function.
The technical cookies on this site are as follows:
• Session cookie - session cookies store and retrieve values for a particular user. The information is stored on the server side and only the unique ID contained in the cookie is shared between the user and the server. The information stored on the server is retained in memory until the session expires. The cookie itself does not contain any personal data.
• Performance cookie - performance cookies collect anonymous information about the use made of the site and allow us to improve its functioning. This duly permits us to provide a high quality experience by customising our proposals, quickly identifying and resolving any problems that may arise. For example, cookies might be used to keep track of which pages are most frequently visited, which method of linking between pages is the most effective, and to determine the reason behind some errors that may occur.
• Analytics cookie - analytics cookies are similar to technical cookies and are used to analyse statistically access or visits to the website, exclusively for statistical purposes, and collect information in aggregate form without any possibility of the identification of any individual user.
• Functionality cookie - in addition the site used functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example the language) with a view to improving the browsing experience of our site and which is essentially ongoing.
The consent of the interested party is not required for the use of technical cookies.
Third party cookies are designed to create user profiles in order to send commercial messages that match the preferences expressed during the visit or to improve the browsing experience. These cookies allow you to propose commercial matters on other affiliated websites (retargeting).
This site uses profiling cookies managed by third parties (there are no profiling cookies belonging to the Owner). These cookies - listed below and for which the User's consent is required - are used for advertising services, targeting for such purposes, personalisation of contents present, tracking and optimisation of performance. This information is totally controlled by third-party companies as described in corresponding information.
For further information consult the page https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
How to express consent to the use of profiling cookies
On the occasion of the first visit to the site, the user can accept all cookies by carrying out one of the following actions: by clicking on the X or OK present in the banner or on any element of the page (image or link) outside the banner or by scrolling the page; in addition the user can choose not to perform the actions described in the banner, access the extended information from it and deny consent to the installation of cookies by clicking on the appropriate link.
How to disable cookies
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc) are set up to accept cookies. The cookies stored on the hard disk of your device can still be deleted and it is also possible to disable cookies by following the instructions provided by the main browsers, at the following links:
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Eliminare%20i%20cookie
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10