1. What are cookies
Cookies are small text files sent by a server to the user’s device when they access a website page. Cookies enable the web server to save information that it will use during the same visit (session cookies) or during subsequent visits (persistent cookies). Cookies facilitate the website navigation, they allow storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as pages viewed more frequently, connection errors, etc. Cookies are stored, based on the user’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific used device (computer, tablet, smartphone). Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are often set to automatically accept cookies. However, users can change the default setting in order to disable or delete cookies, with the consequence that the optimal use of some areas of the site may be prevented. During navigation, users may also receive on their terminal cookies from other website (so called “third party” cookies), directly set up by the controllers of the websites and used for the purpose and in the manner defined by them.
2. Cookie types
a) Technical cookies:they are necessary for navigation on a website and use of its functions, such as for proper viewing or access to restricted areas. Therefore disabling this type of cookies prevents such activities.
They are not used for other purposes and can be subdivided into:
• navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website;
• functionality cookies, which enable user navigation according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language).
b) Performance cookies:they gather information on the efficiency of the responses of a website to anonymous users’ requests, with the only purpose of improving the website functions; for example, what pages are most frequently visited by the user, and if there were errors or delays in the delivery of web pages.
c) Targeting cookies:these are used to create user profiles and to offer users advertisings that are close to their interests, discovered during web navigation.
THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT USE TARGETING COOKIES
3. Third-party cookies
When users are visiting our website, they could receive on their device cookies set by other organizations (third party cookies): this occurs because the site may contain elements such as images, maps, and specific links to website pages or web services. For information transparency, we are listing below the third party services present on our website, the purpose and links to the information pages of the various services:
|Google Analytics||The website uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service supplied by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service gathers statistical data that allow us to improve the users’ experience of our website. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to gather and analyse information relating to the users’ method of interaction with the website in an aggregated form (for example most visited pages, visitors’ geographic origin, etc.). Google stores the information gathered on their servers in the United States. The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in their Privacy Information through the following link:https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en To read the Privacy Information of Google Inc., independent controller of data related to the Google Analytics service, see the website: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Users can opt out of Google Analytics by installing on their browser an additional opt-out tool supplied by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Google Maps||On some pages there are interactive maps provided by Google, which may install cookies to collect information and preferences relating to this service.
4. Cookie management
Users can decide whether to accept or reject cookies by clicking on the following button
or using their browser settings. The following links take you to the information pages of the main browsers:
• Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
• Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
• Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
• Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_EN
Keep in mind that if you choose to block cookies, this could affect or prevent the website functions.