Extended advisory on the use of cookies

What are cookies and what are they for

Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send directly to his or her terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored to then be retransmitted to the sites themselves on the next visit by the same user ( first party own cookies). While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on his or her terminal from different websites or web servers ( third party cookies); this occurs because there may be elements on the website visited such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages on other domains which reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page resides. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one that is currently being browsed.

Cookies can have a duration limited to a single browsing session on the browser ( session cookies), and in this case they automatically deactivate when the browser is closed by the user, or they may have a predetermined expiry and, in this case, they will remain stored and active on your hard disk until said expiry date, continuing to gather information during different browsing sessions on the browser ( permanent cookies).

Cookies are used for various functions. Some are required to allow you to browse the website and take advantage of its functions ( technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information in aggregate and non-aggregate form, on the number of users who access the website and on how the website is used ( monitoring or analytics cookies). Lastly, others are used to track a profile of consumers and show you advertisements on the website that may be of interest to you in that they are consistent with your tastes and consumer habits ( profiling cookies).

For more detailed information on these different cookie categories, continue reading this advisory. Discover how they work and what they are for and freely choose whether to allow or prevent their use.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are used on the website for the sole purpose of making your browsing on the website possible and allowing you to use its functions. They are simply first party cookies in that they are channelled directly by us on the website.

Some technical cookies are indispensable for offering you an optimum browsing experience or to allow you to authenticate yourself on the website, for example for making a purchase on the website or for entering your reserved area ( browsing cookies). Browsing cookies are normally session cookies and therefore, once the browser is closed, they are automatically deactivated.

Other technical cookies are useful for allowing you to store some of your preferences (for example, language or country of origin) without needing to set them up again on subsequent visits ( functionality cookies). For this reason, functionality cookies are often persistent cookies in that they remain stored on your computer even after the browser is closed until the foreseen expiry date or until you decide to delete them.

The following technical cookies are currently used on the website:

Category Name Function of the cookie
Technical phpsessionid Authentication
Functional cns-cookie Cookie preference
Functional qtrans_cookie_test Language preference

As envisaged by the prevailing privacy regulation, for the installation of these cookies, no preventive consent from you is required. You are naturally free to block the installation of technical cookies, changing your browser settings (read paragraph E, No. 1 to learn how to do this). Nevertheless, bear in mind that by blocking installation of technical cookies or by subsequently deleting them, the possibility of accessing the website, using all or part of it, enabling or disabling certain functions or receiving certain services could be fully or partially compromised.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies are similar to technical cookies where they are used directly by the website manager to gather information in aggregate form on the number of users and on how they visit the website itself;

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are intended to create profiles relative to the user and they are used for the purpose of sending advertising messages in line with the preferences demonstrated by the user while browsing the Internet. Due to the particular invasiveness that these devices can have on the area of the user’s privacy, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed on the use of the same and to thereby express their valid consent. Art. 122 of the Privacy Code refers to them where it requires that “the storage of information on the equipment of a user or the access to information already stored is allowed solely on the condition that the user has expressed his or her consent after having been informed with the simplified methods pursuant to article 13 of the Privacy Code, subsection 3″.

Session and Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies contain information that is used in the current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Nothing is stored on your computer beyond the time that the website is used (PHPSESSIONID and language). Persistent Cookies are used to maintain information that is used in the period between one access and another to the website or they are used for technical purposes and to improve website browsing. This data lets websites recognise that you are a return user or visitor and adapt consequently. “Persistent” cookies have a duration that is set by the website and that may range from a few minutes to several years.

First party and third party cookies

Cookies can be installed on the user’s terminal both by the manager of the website the user is visiting (’First Party Cookies’) and by third parties (’Third Party Cookies’). The information gathered through First Party Cookies will be stored by the manager of the website that the user has visited, whereas the information gathered through Third Party Cookies will be stored by the same third parties. At the link www.youronlinechoices.com, you can also find information on how behavioural advertising works, as well as a lot of information on cookies and the steps to take to protect your privacy on the Internet.

The following third party cookies are currently used on the website:

Cookie Name Type of cookie Link to the advisory
Google Analytics – third party analytics and profiling cookies
– permanent
link | partners
YouTube – third party authentication and profiling cookies
– permanent
Prezi – third party authentication and profiling cookies
– permanent
Facebook – third party authentication and profiling cookies
– permanent
Twitter – third party authentication and profiling cookies
– permanent

Browsing/Revocation of consent

To revoke consent to the use of all profiling and third party cookies, deselect the checkbox below:

I accept third party and profiling cookies

To deny/revoke consent to the use of one or more third party profiling cookies, you can:
• Access the links of the third parties indicated above;
• Go to www.youronlinechoices.com

Disabling cookies

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) are set up to accept cookies. The cookies stored on the hard disk of your device can in any case be deleted and you can also disable cookies by following the instructions provided by the major browsers at the following links:
Internet Explorer

See the privacy policy page for the complete advisory on data handling envisaged by ex Art. 13 of the Privacy Code.

This page is visible through the link at the bottom of all the pages on the website in accordance with Art. 122, second subsection of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and following the simplified methods for the advisory and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies published in the Official Journal No.126 of 3 June 2014 and related register of measures No. 229 of 8 May 2014.