Cookie Policy

Extended information on cookies

The 3rd June 2014 the Guarantor for the protection of personal data has published in the Official Journal the provision concerning the identification of simplified procedures to inform and acquire the consent for the use of cookies. The provision also identifies the responsibilities of “publishers” and “third parties” with reference to these obligations (provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014).

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to the visitor’s computer to identify univocally the visitor’s browser or to save information or settings in the browser. When the User returns to visit the website, this information can be recovered. While browsing a website, the user may also receive on his computer cookies from sites (of “third parties”) other than the one he is visiting; this can happen because the website he is visiting may also include elements such as statistics, chats, images, maps, etc. which are situated on other servers.

Types of cookies

  • Technical cookies: there are 2 types of them:
    • Persistent: once the browser is closed, they are not destroyed until an already set up expiration date;
    • Session: they are destroyed every time the browser is closed, they are used for the sole purpose of keeping track of the user’s session while browsing. For example, they allow the user to make a purchase or to log in and access to restricted areas.
  • Analytical cookies: They have statistical purposes and are assimilated to technical cookies, they collect information, in aggregate form, concerning the accesses, the number of users and how they use the website.
  • Functional cookies: in order to improve the service, they store some user’s preferences such as language, products selected for purchase, etc.
  • Profiling cookies: the purpose is to create user profiles and then show advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the internet.

The Guarantor distinguishes the aforementioned requirements based on the type of cookies used:

  • Technical cookies which are also equivalent to navigation cookies, analytics cookies and functionality cookies. The user must be informed of these cookies but his consent is not required;
  • Profiling cookies. For this type of cookie, in addition to the information, the user’s consent is also required for their installation. When users access the Home Page or other pages of the website, “publishers” must make available a brief notice concerning the use of profiling cookies containing a link that also allows to access to more detailed information, including, information related to third-party cookies. It must be clear from the text of the communication that by continuing to browse the website, you accept the use of cookies.

What cookies are used on the website?

  • The website uses technical cookies which are essential for the functionality of the website itself. These cookies are not stored on the user’s computer but remain in the browser’s memory only during the browsing of the website.
  • The website contains external components, such as maps, statistics, social icons and, therefore, third-party cookies may be used. The links to the policies of these third-party cookies are indicated below. This website has no control over the cookies that are used by third parties, which have their own privacy policy that may be different from the one adopted by this website.

Privacy policies of third parties present on the website.

Other notices concerning links / badges present on the website

By continuing to browse the website, you accept the use of the cookies indicated.

How can I change the cookie settings?

Most of the navigation software / browsers allow you to delete the cookies that are present on the hard drive of your computer or even to change their settings, with also the possibility of blocking the approval of cookies. However, we must point out that most of the modern websites will not be able to function properly with settings that are too restrictive.

How to change the settings for:

This page can always be reached through the Cookie Policy link at the end notes of all the pages of the website.