Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s Internet browser, from said browser automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically sent back to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes, the life span of the cookie (ie how long it will remain on the user device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes such as, for example, allowing to efficiently navigate between pages, remember favorite sites and, in general, improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and his interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, this could influence and / or limit his browsing experience within the Sites, for example he might not be able to visit certain sections of a Site or he might not receive personalized information when he visits. the Sites.
The operating modes and options to limit or block cookies can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be warned whenever cookies are sent to his device. There are several ways to manage cookies, for this purpose it is necessary to refer to the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change the settings of the same. The user is enabled, in fact, to change the default configuration and disable cookies (ie block them definitively), setting the highest level of protection.
Below the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
If the user uses different devices to view and access the Sites (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), he must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect his cookie preferences. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, please refer to the user manual of the device.
Below is an explanatory list.
“Technical” cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site and allow users to browse the site and take advantage of its features (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow users to save the session and / or perform other activities strictly necessary for the site to function).
This category also includes “analytical” cookies that help you understand how users interact with the site by providing information on the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, time spent on the site and each story emerged in the course of navigation, such as an error message, and help to understand every difficulty the user encounters when using the site. This information could be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analyzed together with information from other users so as not to identify a particular user with respect to the other. These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and allow the site manager to improve the site’s usability.
Finally, the “functionality” cookies allow the site to remember the user’s choices (for example the user name) to provide the latter with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the Sites, but they improve the quality and the browsing experience. If you do not accept these cookies, the yield and functionality of the site may be lower and access to the contents of the site may be limited.
“Targeting” or “profiling” cookies are used to present the most suitable content to the user and his interests. They can be used to display targeted advertisements, to publish personalized advertisements based on the user’s interests or to limit the number of times the user views an advertisement. They also help to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the site; the site manager may use these cookies to remember the sites that the user has visited and to share this information with third parties, including agencies and advertisers who may use their cookies to collect information on the activities performed by users on the site.
“Sharing” (or social networking) cookies are necessary to allow the user to interact with the Sites through their social account and serve, for example, to express appreciation and to share it with their social contacts.
– of “session” that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are canceled at the end of the “session” (hence the name) by closing the browser;
– “persistent” that remain stored on the computer’s hard disk until their expiry or cancellation by users. Through persistent cookies, users who access the sites (or any other users using the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit.
The following table shows the third-party cookies present on the site. These fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party operator and are divided into the following macro-categories:
– Analitics: They are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, content downloaded, types of interactions carried out, etc.).
– Widgets: This category includes all those graphic components of a user interface of a program, which is intended to facilitate the user in interacting with the program itself (for example, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter cookies are widgets).
– Advertising: This category includes cookies used to deliver advertising services within a site.
If the user does not wish to receive third-party cookies on his device, he will be able, through the links below, to access the information and consent forms of these third parties and to exclude their receipt.
These cookies are not controlled directly by the Sites, therefore, to withdraw consent it is necessary to refer to the websites of third parties or refer to the site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/ to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies based on the browser used and to manage third-party profiling cookie preferences.