WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Generally, cookies are small files memorized by websites in the device used by the user (PC or mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets) in order to store user’s information. These are useful to ensure the proper functioning of websites and to improve the user’s experience.
More specifically, cookies are encrypted text files sent by a server to a web client (for example, a web browser) and then retrieved by the client (without any modifications) every time that the same part of a web domain is loaded. In this way, it is possible to save users’s preferences, allowing him not to reenter the same information over and over and to save precious time.
TYPES OF COOKIES
This Site uses two different types of cookies:
1. Technical cookies – They permit a more simple and faster browsing and provide the user a better web service. These cookies are used only to properly display some sections of the Site, ensuring its best functionig.
There are two different categories of technical cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are not automatically deleted once the user closes the web browser and they are stored until a preset expiration date. Vice versa, session cookies are deleted every time that the user closes the web browser.
2. Analytical cookies – They permit to obtain information about the use of the Site. For example, these cookies collect anonymous information about the number of visitors and the pages visited but they do not allow to identify user’s personal data. They are mainly related to the web analytics tool Google Analytics. These information provide anonymous aggregated statistics used only to improve user’s experience on the Site and to make its contents more interesting and relevant to user’s expectations. Analytical cookies are sent by the Site or by third-party domains.
Third-party cookies: external services and social network
The Site also uses a social network plugin that allows the user to easily “like” or share the Site’s contents on his page or profile in the selected social media platform. The related privacy implications vary from social network to social network and depend on the settings chosen by the user. For furhter information about the management of personal data by the social media see the links below:
WEB BROWSER SETTINGS
The user can at any time delete cookies from his system and he can also set specific preferences about cookies management with procedures that change from browser to browser. For further information see the links below:
The user can also set the so-called “incognito mode” with which the browser may disable the saving of cookies and personal data.
Disabling all the cookies may compromise the proper functioning of the Site.