Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit of the same user. During the navigation on a site, the user can also receive cookies on their terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements may exist (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the site that the same is visiting. Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with long temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc. The Guarantor, in order to arrive at a correct regulation of the directive, has identified two macro categories of cookies: technical cookies and profiling cookies ; and at the same time defined a further differentiation regarding the subject installing cookies, which may be the same site manager (“publisher”) or a third party, which installs cookies through the first, defining this type of third-party cookies parts . In the latter case, the Guarantor has expressly limited the responsibility of the publisher to refer to the information of the party who installs these cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting 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 this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of these cookies the prior consent of users is not required, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and to express their valid consent. The art. 122 of the Code whereby “the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or a user or access to information already filed is permitted only on condition that the contractor or the user has given his consent after being was informed with the simplified procedures referred to in Article 13, paragraph 3 “(Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
By referring to the above, our site installs only technical and third-party cookies on the user’s terminal. In this case the cookies managed by the site are:
- Google Analytics – read the full information
- Google Maps – read the complete information
- Facebook – read the complete information
Instructions for managing cookies
If you have a different type or version of the browser, please refer to the browser’s “Help” menu.
Internet Explorer 7 and 8
1. Click on the Tools menu, and select Internet Options.
2. Click on the Privacy tab.
3. Move the cursor to choose your favorite settings.
4. For more specialized cookie settings, click on Sites or Advanced.
For instructions on deleting cookies on Internet Explorer, click here
1. Click on the Chrome menu, and then select Settings.
2. Click on Show advanced settings.
3. Click on Content Settings to choose your preferred settings.
For instructions on deleting cookies on Chrome, click here
Mozilla Firefox 14, 15, and 16
1. Click the Firefox button (or Tools menu), then select Options. For Mac OS X users, click on the Firefox menu, and then select Preferences.
2. Click on the Privacy panel to choose your preferred settings.
3. For more specialized cookie settings, set Firefox: use custom settings for storing navigation data.
For instructions on deleting cookies on Firefox, click here
Safari 5.1 and later version (Mac OS X)
1. Click on the Safari menu, and then select Preferences.
2. Click on the Privacy tab to view the cookie settings.
3. Choose your favorite settings.
4. For more specialized cookie settings, click on Details.
For instructions on deleting cookies in Safari, click here
1. Open the Tools menu.
2. Select Preferences.
3. Click on the Advanced tab.
4. In the Cookies section: click Manage cookies.
5. Select the desired options.
For instructions on deleting cookies in Opera, click here