What Cookies are?
Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s Internet browser, from said browser automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically sent back to the server at each occurrence or at subsequent access to the website site.
Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie itself comes, the life span of the cookie (how long it will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another website site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes such as, for example, allowing to efficiently navigate between pages, remembering favorite sites and, in general, improving the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted for a user and for his interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, this could influence and / or limit his browsing experience within the sites, for example he might not be able to visit certain sections of a site or he might not receive personalized information when he visits the sites.
Kinds of Cookies
This type of cookie allows the correct operation of some sections of the website. They are of two categories: persistent and session:
- Persistent: once the browser is closed they are not destroyed but remain up to a preset expiration date;
- Session: they are destroyed every time the browser is closed.
These cookies, always sent from our domain, are necessary to display the website correctly and, in relation to the technical services offered, will always be used and sent, unless the user does not change the settings in his browser (thus invalidating the display of website pages).
The cookies in this category are used to collect information on the use of the website; this information is used for anonymous statistical analysis in order to improve the use of the site and to make the content more interesting and relevant to the wishes of users. This type of cookie collects anonymous data on user activity and how it arrived on the site. Analytical cookies are sent from the site itself or from third-party domains.
Analysis cookies of third-party services
These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about the use of the website by users such as: pages visited, time spent, origins of the traffic of origin, geographical origin, age, gender and interests for the purposes of marketing campaigns . These cookies are sent from third-party domains external to the site.
Cookies to integrate products and functions of third-party software
This type of cookie integrates functions developed by third parties within the website pages such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the site or to use third-party software services (such as software to generate maps and additional softwares that offer additional services). These cookies are sent by third-party domains and by partner sites that offer their functionality between the pages of the site.
These cookies are necessary to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the site pages; according to current legislation, the website is not required to seek consent for technical and analytical cookies, as they are necessary to provide the services requested.
Web sites and third-party services
Therefore we are not responsible for the management of personal data adopted by these sites.
Information on Cookies
The _gat cookie is part of the Google Analytics analysis and monitoring service. This is a cookie that expires 10 minutes after creation or update. It is used to block the number of analysis script requests in order to consider the user’s visits unique.
The _ga cookie is part of the Google Analytics analysis and monitoring service. This is a cookie that expires after 2 years from creation or updating. It is used to distinguish users
How to disable Cookies with Browser configuration
If you wish to explore the ways in which your browser stores cookies during your browsing, please follow these links on the websites of the respective suppliers.
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac