Cookies are small text files that allow the web server to save user information through the browser and reuse it during the same visit to the website (session cookies) and during later visits (persistent cookies). Based on the user’s preferences, cookies are saved by the browser of the specific device used to access the website (computer, tablet, smartphone).
In this document we refer to cookies and any other similar technologies simply as “cookies”.
Types of Cookies
Based on their characteristics and purposes, cookies can be divided in different categories:
Strictly necessary cookies.
These cookies are essential for the website to operate. They are saved only for the duration of the browsing session (they are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser).
Analytical and Performance Cookies.
These cookies are used to anonymously collect and analyse traffic and how the site is used. Without identifying users, they can reveal, for example, if the same user returns to visit the site. They also allow to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. These cookies can be disabled without losing any functionalities.
Cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience.
When visiting a website, users may receive cookies used by the site they are browsing (proprietary cookies) as well as by websites managed by other organizations (third party cookies). A good example is the use of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn social media plug-ins. These are part of the pages of the visited website, which are generated directly by the third party and integrated in the hosting web page. The most common reason for using these plug-ins is to allow users to share content on social media.
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or until the user logs out. Other cookies “survive” after the browser is closed and are used also during the following visits to the website.
These are “persistent” cookies and their duration is set by the server at the time they are created. In some cases they have an expiry date, in others their duration is unlimited.
This website does not use persistent cookies. However, when visiting this website users may interact with websites managed by third parties, which may make use of persistent and profiling cookies.
How to Manage Cookies
The following links provide access to guides on how to manage cookies on different browsers:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/hub/4338813/windows-help?os=windows-10
Additionally, websites such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ help users to manage their tracking preferences with reference to most advertising tools, allowing them to choose which cookies to enable and disable.
Analytical and Performance Cookies
The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case these are third-party cookies that save and manage data anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the hosting website (performance cookies).
For further information, please follow this link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=it
Users may selectively disable Google Analytics by installing on their browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, please follow this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
To monitor traffic, this website also uses components transmitted by a web service managed by Fulcri srl – www.fulcri.it – based on Piwik open source software. Also in this case, these cookies save and manage data anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the hosting website (performance cookies).
The use of some plug-ins or services implies the exchange of cookies from and to third-party websites. The Data Controller cannot technically control the installation of cookies and tacking systems by third parties and the way information collected by third parties is processed is governed by their own privacy policies.
Twitter: Social Widgets
Facebook: Social Widgets
Google Maps: Widget
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