What are cookies
Cookies are small strings of text that sites visited by the user send to the user’s terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites on the next visit by the same user. In the course of browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site he is visiting may reside.
Cookies, which are usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentications, monitoring sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc…
For the purposes of this measure, two macro-categories are therefore identified: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are 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 an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such a service” (see Article 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for any further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where used directly by the operator of the site to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site itself; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the web. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices can have within the private sphere of users, European and Italian regulations require that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express valid consent. They are referred to in Art. 122 of the Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or user or access to information already stored is permitted only on the condition that the contractor or user has given his or her consent after being informed in the simplified manner referred to in Article 13, paragraph 3” (Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
What cookies this site uses
This site employs technical cookies strictly necessary for the proper functioning of its components (aimed at optimizing security, speed and ensuring anonymous statistics), the management of comments, forms (whether contact or not), registration, authentication and user profile, if and when necessary.
Different tools and content, may require the installation of third-party cookies in order – for example – to share articles and pages or embed multimedia elements such as videos from Youtube, or similar services. Disabling these cookies, although possible, to date does not allow you to take advantage of the functions offered by the site.
How to disable/remove cookies
It is usually possible to customize cookie settings by changing the configuration of your browser, so as to prevent their tacit and automatic acceptance. In most cases, however, such a setup, can preclude proper navigation on this and many other sites – cookies are in fact a useful and sometimes indispensable tool.
To change or deny consent to the use of one or more cookies, you can follow and refer to each browser’s documentation:
- Microsoft Windows Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare20e20disattivare20i20cookie
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Finally, we report-as a supplement-the following specific guides:
- Disable and remove Google Analytics cookies: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Google Services: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/?hl=it
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies?ref_type=sitefooter
- Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170519-uso-dei-cookie-e-di-altre-tecnologie-simili-da-parte-di-twitter
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/legal/cookies/
- Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy
Cookies used on this site
Below is a list of the cookies currently in use on this website. Any changes to the cookies in use will be communicated by updating this page.
Google Maps / Google LLC
Youtube / Alphabet, Inc.
Policy updated as of 26/07/2022