Cookies are small text strings sent to the users terminal (usually the browser) by the sites visited by the user, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user. While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are invited from different sites or web servers (so-called 'third parties'), on which some elements may reside (for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the same user is visiting.

Thanks to cookies, the server sends information that will be reread every time the user returns to the site. In this way the website can notify the user, improving the browsing experience. Furthermore, cookies provide the site manager with anonymous information on user navigation, also to obtain statistical data on the use of the site and improve navigation. The information collected through cookies can also be used to build a 'profile' of the preferences expressed by the user while browsing, in order to personalize commercial promotion messages.

Types of cookies

On the basis of the legislation on the protection of personal data, cookies can therefore be divided into 'technical', for the use of which the user's consent is not required, and 'profiling' for promotional purposes, for which it is instead it is necessary to collect the user's consent.

In detail:

Technical cookies

This type of cookie is further divided into:

Navigation / session cookies. These are essential cookies to navigate the site using all its features, such as maintaining the session and safely accessing restricted areas. They are strictly necessary, as without them it would not be possible to provide the requested services. These cookies do not collect information to be used for commercial purposes.

Analytics type cookies. They collect and analyze information on the use of the site by visitors (page visited, number of accesses, time spent on the site, etc.) for the management of the site. These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user in any way.

Functionality cookies. They allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example the language) in order to provide the user with a better browsing experience. The information collected by this type of cookie is anonymous.

The website works optimally if technical cookies are enabled; however, you can decide not to allow the use of cookies on your computer by changing the settings of the browser used as follows. It should be borne in mind, however, that if cookies are disabled, some features of the site may be disabled.

How to disable cookies

The user is able to block or prevent the receipt of cookies by using the options of his browser by following the instructions below.

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

For mobile devices:

  • Android
  • Safari
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry

Profiling cookies

Through cookies, information relating to the user can be collected to be used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net (profile).

Due to the impact on the user's private sphere of the use of these techniques for profiling purposes, it is necessary to collect the user's consent (Article 122 of Legislative Decree 196/2003).

In the event that cookies are used for purposes, the site will contain a specific summary information (banner) also containing an indication of the method by which it is possible to consent to the use of these profiling cookies, according to the offers through which it is possible in the provision of the Privacy Guarantor 'Identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies - 8 May 2014'. The profiling data is kept for twelve months.

Third party cookies

Browsing the site, cookies may be installed by other sites, accessible from the site but managed by other parties (third parties). In this case the owner of the site acts as a technical intermediary between the user and these sites.

Anonymized Tracking Cookies (Google)

Our pages use third-party performance cookies in this case "Google Analytics", to allow us to examine the behavior of visitors while using the site and to improve its usability and user experience.

Google may use the Personal Data to contextualize and personalize the advertisements of its own advertising network. This Google Analytics integration makes your IP address anonymous. Anonymization works by shortening the IP address of the Users. Only in exceptional cases, the IP address will be sent to Google's servers and shortened within the United States. For more information, see the Google page.

Google Analytics can install cookies:

"_ga" ANONYMIZED and therefore technical by law, lasting 2 years;

ANONYMIZED "_gat" (technical) lasting 10 minutes;

It is possible to disable the action of Google Analytics through the tools provided by Google.

For information on this, consult the Browser Add-on page for deactivating Google Analytics

Google Map (Google)

We use interactive Google maps because we believe they provide a useful way for visitors to reach us. We integrate the tools of Google Maps on the site on the basis that Google respects its privacy policy and its conditions of service.

Google Maps can install cookies called:

"NID" lasting six months e

"PREF" lasting two years. To access Google's privacy policy, which includes information on the cookies that Google Maps can install on your device, read this page.

Google Fonts (Google)

To view some fonts on this site we use Google Fonts from Google Inc. which allows the integration of these contents. The information obtained from the cookies installed by Google Fonts will be transmitted from the user's browser to Google which may use the data collected to contextualize or personalize the advertisements of its own advertising network.

For more information, we invite the user to visit the relevant page of the Google Inc. website.

Disabling and deleting cookies

The settings of the browser used by the user to navigate allow for both cancellation and the possibility to avoid installation of cookies on the electronic device used.