Cookies are small text files that websites send to the devices of the users that visit them, where they are stored and then transmitted back to the websites on the next visit. So-called “third party” cookies are set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because each website may contain elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages on other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the website visited.
Types of cookies
Various categories of cookie can be defined on the bases of their characteristics and use:
– Technical cookies. Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting over an electronic communications network, or as is strictly necessary for the supplier of a company service for information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, in order to supply such a service” (cf. article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code). They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be subdivided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure regular navigation and use of the website; analytic cookies, integrated with technical cookies where used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregated form on the number of users and how they visit the website itself; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service provided. Prior consent from the user is not required for the installation of such cookies, however, the website manager is obliged to provide information pursuant to article 13 of the Privacy Code, which, in the event that only this category of cookie is used, can be provided in the manner that the manager deems most appropriate.
– Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are employed to send advertising messages in line with the preferences demonstrated by the users during navigation online. Due to the particularly invasive nature of these cookies with regards to the private lives of users, European and Italian legislation states that the user must be adequately informed of the use of such cookies in order to grant their valid consent. These cookies are referred to in article 122 of the Privacy Code, which states that “the storage of information in the device of a client or user or access to information already stored is permitted only if the client or user has granted their consent after having been informed in the simplified manner set out in article 13, paragraph 3” (article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code). This website does not use profiling cookies.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
LinkedIn policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
LinkedIn (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
YouTube\Google+ policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
YouTube\Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Pinterest policy\configuration: https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy
Flickr\Yahoo policy: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/cookies/details.html
Flickr\Yahoo (configuration) http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
A statistical market analysis product for the detection of website access is used for the sole purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of the website. This product may use both permanent and non-permanent cookies to collect statistical information and information regarding “unique visitors” to the website. The cookies, defined as “Unique Visitor Cookies”, contain an alphanumeric code that identifies the devices used for browsing without collecting any personal data.
The website also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These cookies are used for the sole purpose of monitoring and improving website performance. For further information, please refer to the link below:
The user can choose to disable Google Analytics activities by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable Google Analytics activities, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or a logout command is issued. Other cookies “survive” beyond the closing of the browser and are also available on subsequent visits by the user. These are known as persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server at the moment of their creation. In some cases, an expiry date is set, in others duration is unlimited.
A user can decide whether or not to accept cookies via their browser settings.
Please note that either partial or total disabling of technical cookies may compromise website use.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not affect navigation in any way.
Settings can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, browsers allow a user to define different settings for “proprietary cookies” and “third-party cookies”. For example, in Firefox, via the menu Tools > Options > Privacy, a user can access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not to accept different types of cookie, and to remove them. Documentation on how to set the cookie management rules for your browser is readily available on the Internet, and below are a number of addresses for the most popular browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9