Below, we would like to give you some general information about cookies which will help you understand the cookies statement drawn up by the Data Controller.
Cookies are small text files that websites visited by users send to their terminals (usually to the browser) where they are stored and then sent to the same website again the next time a specific user visits the site.
When browsing a website, users may also receive cookies sent by different websites or servers (so-called “third party” cookies) that may contain some elements (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links and pages of other domains) present on the site they are visiting.
There are usually many cookies present in user browsers that are sometimes very persistent over time and that are used for various purposes: to perform IT authentications, to monitor sessions, to store information on specific configurations regarding the users that access the server, etc.
In its Ordinance dated 8th May 2014 the Data Protection Authority identified two macro-categories: "technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are used exclusively to “transmit a communication to an electronic communications network or to the extent strictly required by the supplier of an IT company’s service explicitly requested by the contractor or user to supply such a service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code) They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed directly by the site Controller or manager. They can be divided into browser or session cookies that guarantee normal browsing and use of the website (for instance, they let users make a purchase or be authenticated to access private areas); analytics cookies, classified as technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect aggregate information on the number of users and on how these visit the website itself; operational cookies that let users browse depending on certain, selected criteria (i.e. the language, products selected for purchase) to the aim of improving the service provided to them.
To install such cookies a notice must be provided in accordance with art. 13 of the Code but it is not necessary to request prior user consent.
On the other hand, profiling cookies are used to create user profiles and are utilised to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by users while browsing the internet. They can be so invasive to the privacy of users that European and Italian directives provide for users being properly informed on their use so that they can give their valid consent (see art. 122, paragraph one of the Code).
Extensive Cookie information notice issued by the Data Controller
That said in general, the Data Controller issues two different types of Cookie information notices: a brief one and a more exhaustive one.
The first type consists in presenting the user visiting the website with a “brief” information notice contained in a banner that pops up when the home page appears (or on another page from which the user can access the site). This information notice is integrated by a more “exhaustive” one, i.e. one that can accessed by means of a link on the brief information notice and from a reference situated at the bottom of each website page by any user who wants extra or more detailed information and prefers to diversify his choice of the various cookies stored through the site.
Specific and analytic description of the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed by the site
This site uses the technical cookies required to browse the site and to enable essential functions such as authentication, validation, browser session management and fraud prevention.
For instance, through them it is possible to identify whether the user has had proper access to the areas of the site that require prior authentication or user validation, manage sessions regarding various services and applications and securely store access data.
To ensure the greatest possible transparency we are listing hereunder a set of technical cookies and how they are specifically used on our site:
- cookies installed on the user’s terminal/and directly (which will not be used for other purposes) such as sessions cookies, authentication cookies, multimedia content cookies such as Flash Player that are not stored beyond the duration of the session, customisation cookies (e.g. browsing language preference cookies, etc.) These cookies are not persistent and will be deleted when you close your browser;
- cookies used to statistically analyse accesses/visits to the site (so-called analytics cookies) that only pursue statistical purposes (neither profiling nor marketing ones) and that collect aggregate information, making it impossible to trace a single user. This site uses the Google Analytics statistical analyses system. Since the laws in force prescribe that the user is given clear and sufficient information regarding simple opt-out options for analytics cookies, including any cookie anonymization mechanisms, the Data Controller specifies that Google analytics can be disabled as follows: open your browser, select the settings menu, click Internet Options, open the privacy section and choose the desired cookie blocking level. If you want to delete stored cookies simply open the security tab and delete your history by checking the “delete cookies” box.
More specifically, the following cookies are currently relevant:
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||Purposes|
|JSESSIONID||Session||Identifies the user’s http session.|
Hereunder, the Data Controller indicates cookies of third-parties (with whom agreements have been made to install them through this site) which are currently used for marketing purposes. The Data Controller also indicates updated links to the information notices and consensus forms of these third parties.
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||Purposes||
Third party that stores and has access
|Link to the site where you can read
the Third Party privacy notice
|Google Analytics||Third-Party - Persistent||Statistical analyses and reporting|
How to manage computer cookies
If you want to allow cookies from our site please follow the steps below:
1. Click "Tools" at the top of the browser window and select Options
2. Click 'Under the Hood', find the 'Privacy' section and select "Content settings"
3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
1. Click "Tools" at the top of the browser window and select 'Internet options', then click the 'Privacy' tab
2. To enable cookies on your browser, make sure that the privacy slider is set to Medium or lower
1. Click "Tools" at the top of the browser window and select “Options”
2. Now select the Privacy panel
3. Click Cookie then check 'Accept cookies from sites'
1. Click the Cog icon at the top of the browser window and select "Preferences"
2. Click 'Protection', select the 'Block cookies from third parties and advertisers” option
3. Click 'Save'
How to manage cookies on Mac
If you want to allow cookies from our site please follow the steps below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
1. Click 'Explorer' at the top of the browser window and select "Preferences"
2. Scroll down to the "Cookies" section in the Received Files section
3. Select 'Do not ask'
Safari on OSX
1. Click 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select "Preferences"
2. Click 'Security' and then 'Enable cookies'
3. Select “Only from site”
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
1. Click 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select "Preferences"
2. Scroll down to the ‘Cookies’ under 'Privacy & Security'
3. Select 'Allow cookies only for the original site'
1. Click 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select "Settings"
2. Then select "Preferences" and the 'Advanced’ tab
3. Select 'Enable cookies"