WHAT ARE COOKIES? Cookies are small text files sent by the website to the user’s device (usually browser) where they are stored so they can then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit by the user. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s browser. Some cookie functions may be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term “cookie” will refer both to cookies themselves and to other similar technologies.
Using cookies, it is possible to store information about your preferences, such as the pages visited or the files downloaded from our website, or other similar actions performed when browsing our website.
FIRST OR THIRD PARTY COOKIES Cookies may be a first or third party. “First-party cookies” are cookies developed by the Owner of the website, while “third-party cookies “are cookies developed by third parties with respect to the Owner.
TYPES OF COOKIES There are different types of cookies:
Technical cookies Technical cookies are only used for the purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1 of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally directly installed by the website owner or manager. They may be divided into:
– session cookies, which allow you to browse the website and use its features (e.g. enabling a purchase or a login in order to access reserved areas); they are therefore necessary for the correct operation of the website;
– analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the operator of the site to gather information in aggregate form about the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve the website performance;
– functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse the website based on a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase), in order to improve the service provided. The installation of these cookies does not require prior consent of the user (additional information is provided in the Cookies Management section below).
Profiling cookies Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages that reflect the preferences expressed by the user when surfing the web.
The use of profiling cookies requires the consent of the user. Pursuant to Provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014 the user must have the opportunity to authorise or refuse consent for the installation of profiling cookies should they be present.
In the case of third-party cookies, the website does not have direct control over individual cookies and cannot control them (it can neither install them directly nor delete them). You can however manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the websites listed in the section on “How to manage cookies”.
The user is therefore invited to check on the third-party website indicated below.
COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS WEBSITE
The cookies used on the website are as follows:
|Name of cookie||Purpose||First or Third party||Web reference|
Enables website to save session status data.
It is used by this website to create a user session and to transmit status data through a temporary cookie, more commonly known as a session cookie. PHPSESSID does not have an expiry time and is destroyed when the browser is closed.
Used to check if the user’s browser accepts cookies.
Duration: 1 year.
Used to adapt the display on the browser of the pages of private areas or site administration.
Duration: 24 hours.
Used to store language settings.
|Google Maps||The Google Maps service is used in some parts of the website.
Google may set cookies to store information and preferences about maps or other associated Google services on pages in which we have embed Google maps.
|Google Analytics (Google Ireland Limited)||Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”).
Google utilizes the Personal Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports and share them with other Google services.
|GOOGLE FONTS||Google Fonts is a service that allows access to fonts to improve the website’s appearance through the use of stylesheets.
The service is managed by Google Inc.
The use of Google Font does not require authentication.
DURATION OF COOKIES The duration of cookies is dictated by the expiry date (or by a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies are categorised as follows:
Session cookies are not saved once you close the connection with this website. The information technology systems used for this website use both temporary (session) and persistent cookies.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES You can disable cookies on websites by downloading special software such as Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) for your browser and by disabling the use of individual cookies. You also have the option to activate “private browsing” mode – this will allow you to browse the web anonymously without leaving traces of your browsing history. This feature only allows you to browse the web without saving your browsing history.
Alternatively, you can disable/delete cookies by accessing the settings panel of your browser.