What Are Cookies? Definition. Cookies are text files containing minimal information sent to the browser and stored on the user’s computer, mobile phone, or other device whenever they visit a website. With each connection, cookies send information back to the referring site. Throughout this document, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply as “cookies.”
The information in cookies can only be read by the web server and may contain various data, such as the server’s name of origin, a numerical identifier, etc. Cookies do not store any personal information, such as names, surnames, or email addresses.
There are different types of cookies, but their main purpose is to make the Website work more efficiently and enable certain functionalities.
Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies) if they remain on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary (session cookies) if they are disabled when the browser used for web browsing is closed.
Cookies can also be first-party cookies if set by the visited site or third-party cookies if inserted by a different site than the one visited.
Types of Cookies Used and Their Purposes. Below are the types of cookies that may be used on the Website, along with a description of their associated purposes:
Pursuant to Article 122 of the Privacy Code and the Italian Data Protection Authority’s Decision of May 8, 2014, the Data Controller is not required to obtain the user’s consent for technical cookies, as these are strictly necessary for the provision of the service.
Third-Party Statistical Cookies: These are cookies used directly by our site to collect information in an aggregate and anonymous form about the number of users and how they visit the site. Cookies of this type are used, for example, to gather information about how the website is used by visitors, the keywords used to reach the website, and the sources of traffic from which visitors come. Our website uses tools for aggregated analysis of navigation data, such as Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., to improve functionality. Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and generate usage statistics for the website without personal identification of individual visitors. Google uses the information generated by the cookie to track and examine the website’s use by users, compile reports on website activities, and more.
These cookies are completely anonymous and are only used to help our company improve the functioning of our website and understand user interests.
Users can selectively disable Google Analytics’ action by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable Google Analytics, please refer to the following link: Google Analytics Opt-Out
Other Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as “Like” and “Share” buttons. These services are provided by third parties in exchange for recognition that our website has been visited by the user.
This site also incorporates plugins and/or buttons for social networks to allow easy sharing of content on your favorite social networks such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, or YouTube. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by these sites and integrated into the host site’s page. We do not control the cookies used by these services, so we invite the user to visit the respective third-party sites for the relevant information.
For greater transparency and convenience, the following are the web addresses for various information sources and cookie management methods:
Third-Party Websites: Our site may contain links to other websites with their own privacy policies and cookie management. These may differ from those adopted by our website, which is not responsible for third-party websites.
How to Manage and Disable Cookies. To limit, block, or delete cookies, you can change your web browser’s settings. The procedure may vary slightly depending on the type of browser used. For detailed instructions, click on the link for your browser:
If the browser used is not among those proposed, select the “Help” function on your web browser for information on how to proceed.
Please note that some sections of our websites are only accessible by enabling cookies; disabling them may prevent the user from accessing certain content and fully enjoying the functionality of our websites.
For further information about cookies, you can contact us directly via email.
By using the site without refusing cookies and similar online technologies, users consent to our use of these technologies for data collection and processing.
The data subject has the right to object, in whole or in part:
- On legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning them, even if relevant to the purpose of the collection;
- To the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or for carrying out market research or commercial communication