What are Cookies
A “cookie” is a text file saved on your computer when you access a Website with the purpose of providing information when you return to the same Website. A kind of reminder of the Internet page that was visited. With the cookie, the web server sends information to the User’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) that is stored on the User’s computer, and this information will be re-read and updated each time the User returns to the Website. This way, the Website can automatically adapt to the User. While browsing, the User may also receive cookies from different Websites (“third party” cookies) on their terminal, set directly by the managers of these Websites and used for the purposes and according to the methods defined by them.
Depending on their duration, a distinction is made between session cookies (i.e., those that are temporary and automatically deleted from the terminal at the end of the browsing session when the browser is closed) and persistent cookies (i.e., those that remain stored on the terminal until they expire or are deleted by the User).
Depending on their intended function and purpose, cookies can be divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies.
Some cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session tracking and store specific information on the Users accessing a web page. These so-called technical cookies are often useful to enable browsing on a Website and using all its features. Technical cookies are those that do not require the User’s consent to be used.
Analytics cookies also belong to this category. These are cookies that collect information on how a User uses a Website and allow the Website to perform better. For example, analytics cookies show which pages are visited most frequently, allow checking what are the recurring patterns of use of a Website and help understand any difficulties the User encounters when using it.
Other cookies may be used to monitor and profile Users while they are browsing, study their movements and web browsing or consumer habits (what they buy, what they read, and so on), also for the purpose of sending targeted and personalised service advertisements. In this case, we are referring to profiling cookies. The use of these cookies requires the prior acquisition of the User’s free and informed consent pursuant to Article 7 of EU Regulation 2016/679.
It may also be that a web page contains cookies coming from other Websites and contained in various elements hosted on the page such as advertising banners, images, videos, maps or specific links to web pages of other domains residing on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are directly set by operators of Websites or servers that are not this Website. In these cases, we are talking about so-called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. The use of these cookies requires the prior acquisition of the User’s free and informed consent.
Types of cookies used by our Website
The Website also allows the following third-party cookies to be sent. These cookies are not tools that we own, therefore for any further details, you may access the information and consent third-party forms by clicking on the links provided.
We use Google Analytics third-party cookies as an anonymous and aggregate analysis tool to improve the Website and to understand which parts or elements are most popular with Users. These cookies are not tools that we own, so for further details, please refer to the information provided by Google.
Since each browser – and often different versions of the same browser – also differ considerably from one another, if you prefer to act on your own via your browser preferences, detailed information on the necessary procedure can be found in the User guide of your browser. For an overview on how to act for the most common browsers, please visit www.cookiepedia.co.uk.
For further information and waiver options, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu/.