What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a text file stored on the user’s computer on access to a website with the purpose of providing information every time the user returns to the website. It is a sort of reminder on the information contained in the visited internet page. By means of cookies, the web server sends information stored in the computer to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc.) that will be re-read and updated each time the user returns to the website. So the website can automatically adapt to the user. During navigation, the user may also receive cookies from different sites (“third-party” cookies) on his/her terminal, set directly by the operators of said websites and used for the purposes and according to the procedures they have defined.
Depending on the duration of the cookie, they are divided into session cookies (i.e. temporary cookies that are automatically deleted from the terminal at the end of the browsing session, closing the browser) and persistent cookies (i.e. cookies that remain stored in the terminal until their expiration or cancellation by the user).
Depending on the function and purpose of use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies.
Some cookies are used to perform computer authentication, monitoring sessions and to store specific information about users accessing a web page. These cookies – so-called technical cookies – are often useful to allow you to efficiently browse a website and use all its features. Technical cookies do not require the user’s consent.
Analytics cookies also belong to this category. These cookies collect information about the use that a user makes of a website and that allows improvement of its operation. For example, analytics cookies show which pages are most frequently visited, allow you to check recurrent patterns of use of a website and help to understand the difficulties that the user encounters during use.
Other cookies may be used to monitor and profile users while browsing, to study their movements and habits of web browsing or consumption (what they buy, what they read etc.) – for example, for the purpose of sending targeted, customized advertising of services. In this case, we speak of profiling cookies. Using these cookies requires the prior acquisition of free informed consent from the user pursuant to art. 7 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
A web page may contain cookies from other sites and contents from various elements hosted on the page, such as banner ads, images, videos, maps or specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are set directly by the managers of other websites or servers. In these cases, we speak of so-called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. Using these cookies requires the prior acquisition of free informed consent from the user.
Types of cookies used by our website
The website also allows the forwarding of third-party cookies. We have no claim of ownership of these cookies; therefore, for more information, you can consult the information and acquisition of consent forms of these third parties by clicking on the provided links.
To improve the website and understand which parts or elements are most appreciated by users, Google Analytics third-party cookies are used as an anonymous and aggregate analysis tool. We have no claim of ownership of these cookies; therefore, for more information, you can consult the information provided by Google.
The pages of the website contain widgets and share buttons towards Facebook and Google Plus, to allow the users to share the contents of the website on their social channels, and to interact with our channels. We have no claim of ownership of these cookies; they are created by Facebook and Google respectively when you use the corresponding widget or share button. To find out more, visit the following information pages: Facebook and Google.
Some web pages incorporate YouTube video contents. By visiting a page containing a video, or clicking to view the video, cookies from YouTube may be collected. We have no claim of ownership of these cookies; to learn more, visit the Google information page.
Users may manage their own cookie preferences through the features available in most browsers that allow you to delete/remove cookies (all or some) or to change the settings of the browser in order to block the forwarding of cookies or limit it to specific sites (compared to others).
To get information about the cookies stored on your terminal and how to disable them individually, please refer to this link: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte
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