WHAT ARE COOKIES
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on computers – and any other device used to browse the internet such as a tablet, smartphone or mobile phone – to hold browsing information and user preferences.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies can be classified as follows:
- Session cookies: these have a limited duration and are removed as soon as when the user closes the browser after a visit to the site;
- Persistent cookies: these cookies remain in the device used to browse the internet for a specified amount of time. These typically have an expiration date and the time they remain on the device will vary depending on the kind of cookies;
Based on their purpose, cookies can also be either:
- Technical cookies (they are essential and strictly necessary for the website to operate correctly; navigation of a website and/or use of certain features may be impossible without technical cookies)
- Analytical cookies (they are used to make or acquire statistical analysis on the use of the website, to improve the website and to monitor its correct functioning)
- Profiling cookies (they are used to track user navigation and create a profile of their habits which can then be used to send advertising messages to the user’s device).
Finally, it is possible to draw a distinction between:
First party cookies (cookies that are sent by the website being visited) Third party cookies (cookies that are sent by third parties via the website being visited)
This website uses technical cookies and analytical cookies. Analytical cookies are third parties’ cookies. No profiling cookie is used.
Since technical cookies are necessary for the correct website functioning, they can be used without the user’s consent, provide that the user is properly informed.
Third party cookies
The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website – standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form – is transmitted to and stored by Google including on servers in the United States. We anonymize your IP address before sending it to Google.
In accordance with its Privacy Shield Certification, Google declares that it complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate the data subject IP address with any other data held by Google.
Any data we receive from Google are in aggregate, and they do not allow us to identify single users.
For more information about Google Analytics and how to disable the relevant cookies, please refer to the following links:
In order to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, you can use a specific Google Analytics opt-out browser add on developed by Google:
Some pages of this website contain social plugins which may install third parties’ cookies (Google Map, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin). Such cookies are installed by third parties making possible some website features, and they are neither installed nor read by us. Third party cookies are not under our control. Therefore, for more information about such cookies and how to disable them, please refer to the following links:
HOW TO BLOCK COOKIES
In addition to the above, you can block any cookies from any website by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies (including technical cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our website. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies:
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