The following text provides detailed information regarding cookies, their use on our website and how to manage them.
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) that are reused while you are visiting a website (session cookie) or even during future visits (persistent cookies). Similar technologies, such as web beacon, transparent GIF and all forms of storage introduced with HTML5, can also be used to collect information on the user and his use of the services.
From now on, cookies and all similar technologies will be referred to as “cookies”.
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookie, they are defined by their features and uses.
Technical cookies (analysis and performance)
These cookies are used to collect data and analyze the use of the website anonymously. They allow to detect, for example, if the same user returns to the website in different moments (while remaining anonymous).
They also allow to monitor and improve the performance and usability.
These cookies can be disabled without any loss of functionality.
These are permanent cookies used to identify (not always anonymously) user’s preferences in order to improve his experience of web browsing.
Our website does not use this type of cookie.
Visiting a website, you may receive cookies from the same website or from third-party websites. An example is the social plugin for Facebook. The main use of social plugins is sharing contents on social networks.
Duration of cookies
Some cookies are canceled after closing the browser or logging out of the website (session cookie).
Other cookies remain active after closing the browser. They are called “persistent cookies” and their duration is decided at the moment of their creation. In some cases they have an expiry date, in other cases their duration is unlimited.
The user may decide to accept cookies or not, checking his browser settings. Please note that disabling cookies does not undermine the functionality of this website.
It is possible to set cookies in different ways for different websites.
The main browsers also allow you to have different settings for first-party cookies and third-party cookies. Below a list of links to cookie settings for the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9