HTTP Cookie statement
What are HTTP cookies?
A HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small text-file that website visited sent and store to the user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).
"Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network or, as strictly necessary, for sending to the provider of a service of a company the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to deliver that service" (see art. 122 paragraph 1 of the Italian Privacy Code).
Cookies can be defined as browsing or session cookies (that guarantee normal browsing and use of the web site), cookie analytics (assimilated with technical cookies where they are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the same site) and functionality cookies (these allow the user to navigating according to a set of criteria, such as language, in order to improve the service provided to the same).
For the installation and use of technical cookies, the prior consent of the person involved is not required.
Profiling cookies are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of browsing the net.
For use of the profiling cookies, the consent of the person involved is required.
Taking account of the different subject that installs the cookies on the user's terminal, depending on whether it involves the same operator of the site that the user is visiting, or the operator of a different site that installs the cookies through the first one, a definition is made of either first-party cookies or third-party cookies.
The visited website can use the following types of local cookies or third party cookies:
Session cookie ("technical" cookies)
A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie, exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. Its used in order to give you a better service, optimize the website, facilitates navigation and in some case for storing the current language selection. In case of e-commerce websites this is used to store the contents of the shopping basket. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser. Unlike other cookies, session cookies do not have an expiration date assigned to them, which is how the browser knows to treat them as session cookies.
Google Analytics (assimilated with "technical" cookies where they are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the same site)
To prevent storage of these cookies, the user may follow the procedure that can be found at this link.
How can you select/deselect or disable, remove or block the cookies?
To accept/decline or delete local, "technical" or third-party cookies you can change the setting in the browser with simple proceedings. Please note that disabling cookies or local session cookies of the visited site involves a malfunction of the website with inability to login to the website.
Every browser gives you the ability to easily disable / enable and delete local or third-party cookies. To find out how, please check the browser menu under "Settings / Internet Options - Privacy and security".