What cookies are.
Cookies are small data files that are stored on the user's computer while browsing. They perform various functions like remembering login data for services, collecting statistical information on the pages visited, identifying the browser and device used, selecting content and targeted communications depending on preferences and more.
Cookies can be of various types, depending on the type of data they store and how long they remain stored on the user's device.
Session or temporary cookies expire or are cancelled when the browser is closed, while persistent cookies last longer (from a few minutes to many months) depending on the functions they perform. It is these functions that distinguish cookies in two categories: technical and non-technical (or profiling).
Technical cookies manage the data necessary to serve pages and facilitate navigation, for example making it possible to not re-enter usernames and passwords to access particular services, to remember the last page visited or where to restart a video that was interrupted, to recognise the type of device being used and to adapt the size of the images accordingly. Technical cookies also allow aggregate statistical analysis of the most visited pages and user preferences, but only anonymously and are not used to analyse the behaviour or preferences of individual users.
Profiling cookies, on the other hand, are used to analyse the interests and browsing habits of individual users, making it possible to personalise their browsing and provide content - including advertising - targeted to particular interests.
Cookies can be provided directly by the operator of the website itself (first-party cookies), or, if the website relies on external services for particular functions, by third parties (third-party cookies).
The cookies used by this website.
This site uses both technical and non-technical cookies, including those of third parties, in order to improve the visitor's experience on the website, for example adapting it to the browser and device being used by selecting the type of content displayed.
It is possible to disable cookie functions directly from the browser you are using, following the instructions provided by the relative producers or by using specific addons. However, you need to remember that restricting the ability of websites to send cookies can make the overall browsing experience worse.
Consent to receive cookies can also be expressed through specific browser configurations. Most browsers allow users to set rules to manage cookies sent only by some or all sites, an option that offers users a more precise control of privacy and denies the possibility of receiving cookies at all or in any case to change the choices previously made.
Below are the instructions for managing cookies by changing the settings of the main browsers:
Mozilla Firefox (link to the instructions)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (link to the instructions)
Google Chrome (link to the instructions)
Safari (link to the instructions)
For statistical purposes, while browsing the pages of this website technical and non-technical cookies may be created, managed exclusively by third parties. Below are the third parties that may be involved and the links to their cookie management policies specifying their purposes.
Google Analytics – Technical cookies
For more information on how to enable or disable the cookies individually and more details about cookie management software visit this website: youronlinechoices.com