Cookies are small text strings that user-visited sites send to their terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites upon the next visit of the same user. While browsing on a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from sites or other web servers ("third parties") that may reside on certain items (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the site that the same user is visiting.
With cookies, the server sends information that will be read and updated every time the user returns to the site. This way the website can automatically adapt to the user, improving their navigation experience. In addition, cookies provide the site operator with anonymous user browsing information, including statistical data on site usage and navigation. Information collected through cookies can also be used to build a "profile" of user-defined preferences during navigation to personalize commercial promotion messages.
Types of cookies
Based on the rules on the protection of personal data cookies can be divided into "technical", for which user consent is not required and "profiling" for promotional purposes, for which it is necessary to have the consent of the user. Also for the use of "third party" cookies must inform the user and collect their consent.
This type of cookie is further subdivided into:
Navigation / session cookies. These are basic cookies for surfing the site using all of its features, such as session retention and access to restricted areas. They are strictly necessary, as without them, it would not be possible to provide the required services. These cookies do not collect information for commercial purposes.
Analytics cookies. They collect and analyze site visitor information (visited pages, number of visits, time spent on site, etc.) to optimize site management. These cookies do not collect information that could identify the user in any way.
Functionality cookies. They allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (such as the language) in order to provide the user with a better navigation experience. The information collected by this type of cookie is anonymous.
Through cookies can be collected information about the user to use in order to send advertisements in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of network browsing (profile).
Because of the user's private sphere impact on profiling purposes, it is necessary to collect the user's consent (Article 122 of Legislative Decree 196/2003).
Third parties Cookies
By browsing the site, cookies can be installed by other sites, accessible from the site but managed by other parties (third parties). In this case, the site owner acts only as a technical intermediary between the user and these sites.
Disable and delete cookies
The browser settings used by the user to navigate allow both the deletion and the possibility of avoiding the installation of cookies on the electronic device used.
Below we provide information about managing cookies in major browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the browser window and select "Internet Options" and then click on the "Privacy" tab;
2. To enable cookies, the Privacy level must be set to "Medium" or below;
1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the browser window and select "Options”;
2. Select the "Privacy" icon;
3. Click on "Cookies" and then select "Accept cookies from sites" and "Accept third-party cookies".
1. Click the Chrome menu icon;
2. Select Settings;
3. At the bottom of the page, click Show Advanced Settings;
4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content Settings;
5. Enable or disable cookies:
o To enable cookies, select Allow local data save (recommended);
o To disable cookies, select Prevent sites from setting up data;
6. Click Finish to save.
1. Click on the "Cog" icon at the top of the browser window and select the "Preferences" option;
2. Click on "Security" and select whether or not to "Block third parties and cookies for advertising";
3. Click on "Save".
To learn more about cookies and how to handle or disable third party content or marketing / retargeting, you can visit specific sites such as:
Cookies used by the site
The site uses:
Navigation / session cookies
Analytics type cookies
Third Party Cookies
Note: Except for different browser settings, consent to the use of such cookies is allowed while browsing. Consent will be recorded in a one-year technical cookie.