Cookies are small text strings that websites visited by the user send to their terminal (usually the browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari), where they are stored until being re-transmitted to the websites at the next visit of the user (such as log-in data, language setting, font size, other display settings).
Cookies may be stored on computers or mobile devices used to navigate, for different timeframes: for instance, session cookies immediately expire with the user leaving the web browser; persistent cookies remain on the user's device up to a set deadline.
While browsing on a website, user can receive cookies from the website that they are visiting and/or cookies from other web servers. The formers are usually referred to as “first-party” cookies, the latter as “third-party” cookies.
Cookies may be classified with respect to the different purposes for which they are used. Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network or because they are strictly necessary to deliver a requested service to the user (such as authentication processes, monitoring sessions, information storage of the users accessing the website). This type of cookie is essential for the functioning of the website or necessary to perform activities requested by users. Analytics/statistics cookies are used to collect information, usually in an aggregate and anonymous form, on how users make use of the website, and to track traffic to and from the website, for purposes associated with the functioning of the website. Profiling cookies are aimed at identifying user preferences in order to improve and customize user’s browsing experience and/or send them marketing communications in line with the preferences expressed while browsing.
Profiling cookies can only be used if the user has given consent for the activation and use of it. The Authority includes in this type of cookies, requiring users’ consent, analytics cookies if tools that reduce the cookie singling out capacity are not adopted and the third party can cross-reference the information collected with other information already available in its database (See Provision by the Italian Data Protection Authorityof 9th June of 2022).
- Which cookies are on the Website?
The list of categories of cookies on the Website is available in the cookie settings section accessible by clicking on the appropriate button located at the bottom right of the navigation screen.
The Website may also use technical, functionality and analytics cookies that are not anonymous (in particular, Google Analytics cookies) for tracking and profiling purposes only with the user’s prior consent to the activation and use of profiling cookies.
- How to modify cookie settings
When accessing the Website for the first-time, users can select which cookies to authorize on the cookie banner. Users can review and change their choices regarding cookie settings at any time.
Users should note that not authorizing technical cookies may make it impossible to navigate the Website, view its contents and use the related services. Inhibiting functionality cookies may impair some services or certain functions of the Website and users may be forced to modify or manually enter certain information or preferences each time they visit the Website. Failure to authorize other cookies, even third-parties’ cookie, on the other hand, does not compromise the functioning of the Website.