Cookie policy

1. ABOUT COOKIES

Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his/her terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the following visit by the same user. While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies on his/her terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), 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.

2. TYPES OF COOKIES USED

The site uses “technical cookies” as identified by the Data Protection Authority with its Provision of 8 May 2014, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of a service of the information society explicitly requested by the contracting party or by the user in order to provide this service” (see article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code).

The site uses:

  1. navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (making it possible, for example, to authenticate the user in order to access restricted areas);
  2. analytics 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;
  3. functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to improve the service provided.

Below is the analytical and specific description of the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed by the site:

Cookie denomination Type of cookie Purpose
wordpress_test_cookie session Checks if the user’s browser has cookies enabled or not.
wordpress_ [random_string] session Session identifier to maintain the login.
CookiePreferences functionality Stores the consent to the use of cookies

The site uses “third party” cookies. In particular, the site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on the user’s computer, to allow the website to analyse how the site is used. The information generated by the cookie on the use of the website by the user (including the IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, creating reports on the website’s activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Cookie denomination Type of cookie Purpose Third Party that stores and accesses the information Link to the privacy policy
_ga Third Party – Persistent Used to distinguish users Google Google cookie usage
_gat Third Party – Persistent Used to speed up access requests Google Google cookie usage
_gid Third Party – Persistent Used to distinguish users Google Google cookie usage

REFUSING AND BLOCKING COOKIES

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, but this may prevent you from using all the features of this site. Most internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically. This means that the user has the possibility, at any time, to set the browser to accept all cookies, only some, or to refuse them, disabling their use by the site. Furthermore, he/she can normally set the browser’s preferences in such a way as to be notified whenever a cookie is stored on the computer. Finally, at the end of each browsing session, the collected cookies can be deleted from the hard disk of the device. If the user wants to delete the cookies installed in the cookie folder of the browser, he/she should be remembered that each browser has different procedures for managing its settings. By selecting the links below, the user can obtain specific instructions for some of the main browsers.

  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
  2. Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
  3. Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences