Extended information on the use of cookies

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

What are cookies? Cookies are small text strings that the website you are browsing stores on your computer, smartphone or tablet device. They enable our website to recognize the user after his/her first visit and thus to improve his/her experience.

Cookies enable us to save and gather information about your browsing habits or the device you access from in an anonymous way. Moreover, according to the information contained, they make us understand whether you have already signed up, in order to identify you as a user or a customer.

We get information about the number of pages you visit, the language, the place you access from, the number of new users, the frequency and duration of the visits, the browser or the device through which you connect or you run the application.

2. WHAT KINDS OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS SITE?

Technical Cookies:

These cookies are absolutely necessary for some areas of our website to work properly. They comprise both persistent and session cookies:

  • persistent cookies: they are not deleted when the browser is closed, they are stored until their set expiry date;
  • session cookies: they are erased every time the browser is closed.

Our site or parts of it may not work well without these cookies. Therefore, these cookies are always used, regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always set by our domain.

List of the cookies used on this site:

_GA (expiration time: 2 years)

Cookie used by a third party service (Google Analytics). It identifies unique users who visit our website (it contains identifiers).

_pk_id.XX.9aXX1 (expiration time 1 year and 1 month)

Cookie used by a third party service (PIWIK). It collects information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improving the site. The cookie gathers information in an anonymous way, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

_pk_ses.XX.9aXX (expiration time 30 minutes)

Cookie used by a third party service (PIWIK). It collects information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improving the site. The cookie gathers information in an anonymous way, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

PHPSESSID (session cookie)

Cookie used by PHP to track sessions (it univocally identifies your session on our website).

Profiling Cookies:

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating profiles relating to the users. They are used to send advertising in line with the preferences shown through the users’ browsing habits.

Given the considerable invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of the users, the European and Italian legislation requires the users to be properly informed on the use of them and thus express their valid consent.

Art. 122 of the Italian Personal Data Protection Code refers to this where it legitimates the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or a user or the access to information already stored  only on the condition that the subscriber or the user “has given his/her consent based on prior information as per Art. 13(3), whereby purposes and duration of the processing shall have to be referred to in detail, clearly and accurately“.

Our website does not use profiling cookies, however, third party services, used for sharing feature or specific plug-ins, can use them. In this regard, please read the section on third party cookies to get information about the related usage policy.

Third-Party Cookies:

Third-party services analysis cookies

These cookies are used in order to collect information about the website use by the users in an anonymous way such as pages visited, time spent, traffic sources, geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purpose of marketing campaigns. These cookies are sent from third-party domains outside the website.

Cookies used to integrate products and functions of third-party software

This type of cookies integrates features developed by third-parties into the website pages such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the website or for the use of third-party software services (such as some software generating maps and some additional software offering additional services). These cookies are sent from third-party domains and partner websites that offer their functionality through the website pages.

Source: Google YouTube

Source: ShareThis

Source: AddThis

Source: Google Maps

Source: Facebook

Source: Skype

3. HOW TO DISEABLE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER

Chrome

Open your Google Chrome Browser

Click on the icon representing “Tools” at the right of the window

Select Settings

Click “Show Advanced Settings”

In the “Privacy” section click “Content Settings”

In the „Cookies“ section you can change the following cookies settings:

  • Allow local data to be set
  • Keep local data only until you quit your browser
  • Block sites from setting any data
  • Block third-party cookies and site data
  • Manage exceptions
  • Remove one or more cookies

Learn more
Mozilla Firefox

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser

Click on the icon representing “Tools” at the right of the window

Select Options

Select the Privacy panel

Click Show Advanced Settings

In the „Privacy“ section click the button „Content Settings“

If you click on “Do Not Track” in the “Privacy & Security” section you can change the following cookie settings:

  • Tell websites and apps that I do not want to be tracked
  • Tell websites and apps that I want to be tracked
  • Do not tell websites and apps anything about my tracking preferences

In the „History“ section, if you set Firefox will: to „Use custom settings“, you can

  • Select to accept third-party cookies (Always / From visited / Never) and keep them for a specific period (until they expire, I close Firefox or Ask me every time).
  • Remove selected stored cookies.

Learn more
Internet Explorer

Open your Internet Explorer Browser

Click on Tools at the right of the window and choose Internet Options

Click on the Privacy tab and in the “Settings” section move the slider according to the action desired for the cookies:

  • Block all cookies
  • Allow all cookies
  • Block or allow cookies from specific websites: move the slider to a position between the top and bottom so you are not blocking or allowing all cookies, click “Sites”, in the Address of website box, type a website address, and then click Block or Allow.

Learn more
Safari 8

Open your Safari 8 Browser

Choose Safari , select Preferences and click Privacy

In the „Block Cookies“ section, specify how Safari must accept cookies from websites.

In order to see which websites store cookies click Details

Learn more

 

Safari iOS (mobile devices)

Open your Safari iOS Browser

Tap Settings, then Safari

Tap Block Cookies and choose from several options: „Never“, „From Third parties and advertisers“ or „Always“

To remove all cookies stored by Safari, tap Settings, then Safari, and then click Clear Cookies and Data

Learn more

 

Opera

Open your Opera Browser

Choose Preferences and click on Advanced, then click Cookies

Select one of the following options:

Accept Cookies

Accept cookies only from the site I visit: the third-party cookies that are sent to and from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be rejected

Never accept cookies: all cookies will never be stored

Learn more
How to disable third-party cookies

Tool to disable Google Analytics on your browser:   https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

This page is accessible through the link on the bottom of all the pages of the Site in accordance with art. 122 (2) of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 and following the simplified procedures for the information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies published on the Official Gazette No.126 of June, 3rd 2014 and its register of actions No.229 of May, 8th 2014.