Personal data processing notice (art. 13 of GDPR 2016/679)
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text strings a website may send, during navigation, to the relevant device, like a pc, a notebook, a smartphone, a tablet etc.; cookies are normally stored directly on the browser used for navigation. The same website that sent them can then read and log the cookies stored on the same device to obtain various kinds of information.
Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentications, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations regarding the users accessing the server, etc. Further information about cookies is available on www.allaboutcookies.org .
We are always looking for ways to improve our website and to streamline the access to information about our services. As a consequence, understanding how our site is used is important to us.
HOW MANY KINDS OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
There are two fundamental macro-categories, with different characteristics: technical cookies and third party cookies. Technical cookies are generally required for proper website operation and to allow navigation; without them you might be unable to properly view the pages or to use some services. For example, a technical cookie is required to keep the user connected throughout his visit to a website, or to store the language/display settings, and so on.
Technical cookies can be further differentiated into:
- navigation or session cookies, which allow the user to properly navigate and enjoy the website;
- Function cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the same;
- The analytics cookies are assimilated to technical cookies and directly used by the site operator to gather information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site.
Technical cookies may also be provided by third parties (the so-called “third party cookies”), and may belong to any of the categories mentioned above; they may be managed in anonymous and aggregate form, or in a form allowing to identify the website navigators, even occasional.
Finally, there are also the profiling cookies, whose purpose is profiling the user, and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown during navigation.
WHICH COOKIES DOES THIS SITE USE?
This site uses technical cookies, direct or third-party, aimed at ensuring proper website operation, without which navigation would be impossible; it also uses analytics cookies, to collect information about the number of users and on how the site is browsed.
The cookies described above are all collected and analysed in an anonymous and aggregate form.
Finally, we use no profiling cookies of any kind.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
This site uses third party cookies by “Google Analytics”, a statistical analysis service provided by Google allowing to analyse, in an anonymous form, how users visit the site. The information generated by the cookie monitoring the use of the website by the user (including the IP address) is transmitted to the Google serves and stored there.
The user can disable specific Google Analytics actions by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the Google Analytics actions, please refer to the following link:
If you prefer Google Analytics not to use the collected data in any way, you can modify the configuration of your browser; the actual procedure depends on the browser. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will tell you how to change your choices regarding the cookies.
Please refer to the following links for the elucidations provided by your browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-It/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies
You shall still be able to browse the site even in case you decided to disable the monitoring function. For a permanent opt-out, the browser must accept permanent cookies. If your browser does not accept permanent cookies, then it is technically impossible to register the opt-out. Please use the functions of your browser to disable the monitoring (for further information about this point, please refer to the site www.allaboutcookies.org).
To clear the cookies from the Web browser of your smartphone/tablet, please refer to the user manual of the device.
SOCIAL NETWORK COOKIES
They are cookies that allow the user profile on a social network to interact with this site. These cookies are not required for this website to operate properly.
The most common purpose is content sharing.
The management of the information collected by “third parties” is regulated by the relevant policies available on the social networks in question.