Cookies are small piece of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow a web server to retain on the user’s browser information that can be used during the current online session (Session cookie) or when accessing to the same website after several days (Persistent cookie). Cookies are retained, on the basis of the users’ preferences, on the browser of the specific device in use (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacon, transparent GIF and all forms of local storage introduced by HTML5, may be used to obtain information about user’s behavior and the use of services. This document refers to cookies and other similar technologies simply as “cookies”.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Based on their characteristics and use, cookies can be divided in the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the website, they can be used for example in order to manage the login and the access to only registered users functions (such as to enter a comment). Disabling them compromises the use of the services.
- Analytical and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyze anonymous data about website traffic and its use. These cookies detect, for example, whether the same user return to connect to the website at different, without identifying him/her. They also enable the system to be monitored and to improve its performances and user-friendliness. They can be disabled with no loss of functionality.
- Profiling cookies. Si tratta di cookie permanenti utilizzati per identificare (in modo anonimo e non) le preferenze dell’utente e migliorare la sua esperienza di navigazione. This website does not use this type of cookies.
Some cookies (Session cookies) are operative just as long as the browsing session is on. Some other cookies “survive” the browsing session and can be used at the time of a future new access. These are called Permanent cookies and their expiry is set when created. Some have a limited duration, some others has no limit. This website does not use permanent cookies..
However, browsing this website, the user may interact with third parties’ sites which might use permanent or profiling cookies.
When browsing a website, user can receive cookies both from the website s/he is browsing (First-party cookies) and from other domains (Third-party cookies). Third-party cookies consist mostly in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn plugin. The use of the information by “third parties” is regulated by their respective informative notes to which we ask you to refer to.
Users can enable or disable cookies by their own browser settings. Note: totally or partially disabling Technical cookies may compromise the use of some website functions.