This document explains “what cookies are” and the types of cookies used on our website.
What are cookies?
Cookies can be used for many different reasons. In some parts of our site cookies are essential, and without them users cannot, for example, correctly browse the site or the directories. We are always looking for ways to improve our website and to better publicise our services. In order to do this, it is important for us to understand how our website is used. Cookies help us also to provide a better and richer experience: if the user finds something interesting, he or she can “Like” it on Facebook, or tweet it (cookies make this feature possible).
What types of cookies are used on our website?
Technical cookies are used only to “carry out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary to provide an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service” (see article 122, paragraph 1, of the Italian Privacy Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be subdivided into:
Navigation or session cookies
These are used to register useful data on normal browsing and how the website is used on the user’s computer (allowing, for example, to record the preferred page dimensions in a list). Such cookies can also be different from one other in how long they stay on the user’s computer: those that are automatically deleted when the browser is closed are called session cookies. If they have a longer lifespan however, they are called permanent cookies.
These cookies allow the website to record information about the choices made by the user in order to tailor the website to the user’s needs. For example, functional cookies allow the website to record the user’s specific settings, such as the country selected and, if set up, permanent access.
These cookies gather data on the user’s use of the website, including the items which are clicked on whilst browsing, in order to improve the services and the design of the site. They can be shared with our third party suppliers of analysis tools. However, our analytical cookies are used solely for the purposes of our website.
Third party cookies
These cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as the “Like” and “Share” features, and they monitor the effectiveness of the advertising. The third party provides these services in exchange for information on the user’s visit on our site. This means that third party suppliers of the cookies must also respect the regulations in place. For this reason, we have referenced links to the third-party sites, where the user will be able to find data collection forms authorised to the cookies and their information. If the services were provided through indirect contact with the third parties, the user will have to visit the sites that are intermediaries between us and the third parties.
Our site does not contain third party cookies.
How can cookies be disabled or removed?