2. Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user. While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third party” cookies), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images , maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the same is visiting. Thanks to cookies, a site remembers the user’s actions and preferences (such as, for example, login data, the chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be indicated again. when the user returns to visit said site or browse from one page to another. Cookies, therefore, are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users who access the server, etc.
Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of a session (ie until the browser used for web browsing is closed) (so-called “session” cookies) or for long periods up to a predetermined deadline and may contain a unique identification code (so-called “persistent” cookies).
Cookies can be divided into three macro categories: technical cookies, profiling cookies and third-party cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see art. 122, paragraph 1, of Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196, hereinafter the” Privacy Code “). They are not used for other purposes and can be divided into:
- navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas);
- analytical cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site;
- functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
The prior consent of users is not required for the installation of these cookies, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Privacy Code.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles relating to the user based on his behavior and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent.
They are referred to in art. 122 of the Privacy Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or user or access to information already stored is permitted only on condition that the contractor or user has given their consent after having been informed in a simplified manner “(Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code).
Analytical cookies, including those of third parties, are also subject to the same rules provided for profiling cookies, in the event that forms of anonymization are not used by aggregating data or masking the user’s IP address.
Third-party cookies are cookies installed on the user’s terminal by a person other than the owner of the site. The site does not control these cookies, therefore, to disable or reject third-party cookies, consult the website of the relevant third party. .
3. Types of cookies used by this site
This Site uses:
- Technical and navigation cookies, for which no user consent is required;
- Third party cookies, with respect to which the Site is a technical intermediary. The Site does not control these cookies and to disable or reject these third-party cookies, the user must consult the website of the relevant third party.
4. How to view and modify cookies through your navigation program (so-called browser)
The user can select which cookies to authorize through the appropriate procedure set up in the settings section relating to cookies, as well as block or delete (in whole or in part) the cookies through the specific functions of their navigation program (so-called browser); however, in the event that all or some of the cookies are disabled, it is possible that the Site cannot be consulted or that some services or certain functions of the Site are not available or do not work properly and / or the user may be forced to modify or manually enter some information or preferences each time you visit the Site.
If you use a mobile device, you should refer to its instruction manual to find out how to manage cookies.
The user is informed that disabling technical cookies may make it impossible to use the Site, view its contents and use the related services. Inhibiting functionality cookies could mean that some services or certain functions of the Site are not available or do not work properly and the user may be forced to modify or manually enter some information or preferences each time he visits the Site.
With regard to the cookies sent directly by the site manager, as well as through the procedure made available on this page, the user can block or delete (in whole or in part) the cookies also through the specific functions of their browser. (in this regard, see the above).
The choices made by the user in relation to the Site’s cookies will in turn be recorded in a specific technical cookie, having the characteristics shown in the appropriate table of cookies. This cookie may, however, in some circumstances not work properly: in such cases, the user is advised to delete unwanted cookies and to inhibit their use also through the functionality of their browser.
User preferences with regard to cookies will be reset if different devices or browsers are used to access the Site.