Cookie policy

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are sent by the website visited by the user to the user's device (usually to the browser), where they are stored so as to recognize such device at the next visit. At each following visit, indeed, the cookies are sent back by the user's device to the website.

Cookies can be installed, however, not only by the manager of the website visited by the user (first-party cookies), but also by a different website which installs the cookies through the first website (third-party cookies) and can recognize them. This happens because on the website visited there could be elements (images, maps, sounds, links to web pages of other domains, etc.) which reside on servers other than that of the website visited. According to what is provided for in the Privacy Watchdog's Measure (Provvedimento del Garante della Privacy) of the 8th of May, 2014 "the individuation of the simplified modalities for the information report and the consent acquisition for the use of cookies" (hereinafter "Measure"), for the cookies installed by third parties, the duties concerning the information report and, if applicable, the consent are the third party's responsibility. The website owner, as a technical intermediary between the third parties and the users, has to insert in the extended information report the up-to-date links to the information reports and the third parties' consent forms.

Depending on their purpose, cookies are classified into technical and profiling cookies.    

Technical cookies are only installed in order to "carry out the transmission of communication on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to a service provider of the information society service" (cf. Art. 122, par. 1, of the Legislative Decree (D.Lgs) 196/2003 – the so-called Privacy Code, as modified by Legislative Decree 69/2012). They are generally used for allowing efficient navigation through pages, storing the users' preferences, storing information about specific users' configurations, performing the users' login, etc. Technical cookies can be classified into navigation and functional cookies. The navigation cookies are used for recording data that are helpful in the normal navigation and use of the website on the user's computer (allowing, for example, to remember the preferred page dimension in a list). The functional cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user with the aim of optimizing their functionalities (for example, the functional cookies allow the website to remember the user's specific settings, such as the country selection and, if set up, the state of permanent access). Some of these cookies (called 'essential' or 'strictly necessary') enable functions without which it could not be possible to carry out some operations. According to the above-mentioned art. 122, par. 1, Privacy Code, the use of technical cookies does not require the users' consent.             

The so-called analytics cookies are considered technical cookies, if they are used by the website manager for the website optimization, for collecting aggregated information about the number of users and the way they visit that website. Therefore, as specified in the Measure, for the relevant installation the users' consent is not required).

The profiling cookies are used for tracking the users' navigation, analyzing their behaviour, with marketing purposes, and creating profiles of their tastes, habits, choices, etc., so as to transmit tailor-made advertisements on the basis of the users' interests and in line with the preferences they show during their on-line navigation. Such cookies can be installed on the users' device only if they have expressed their consent with the modalities indicated in the Measure.

Depending on their duration, cookies are classified into persistent, which are stored in the user's device until their expiration, unless the user removes them, and session cookies, which are not stored persistently in the user's device and disappear when the browser is closed.

 

The cookies used in our website

Technical cookies

This website uses technical cookies (functional and navigation cookies), installed by the website itself in order to monitor the website operation and to allow efficient navigation.

Name

Provider

Description

Expiry

Type

ARRAffinity

<siteurl>

This cookie allows you to manage the load balancing on Azure infrastructure

Session

Pixel Tracker

WAWebSiteSID

<siteurl>

This cookie is used to direct the user to the correct server within an azure infrastructure

Session

HTTP Cookie

Analytics

This website also uses analytics cookies with the aim of analyzing statistically access and visits, and of allowing the owner to improve its structure, navigation logic and contents. Such cookies collect aggregated information about the number of users and the way they visit that website, without being able to identify the single user.

More specifically, this website uses components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web-traffic analysis service provided by Google Inc ("Google"). In this case they are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously in order to monitor and improve the performance of the host website (performance cookies). Google Analytics uses the cookies in order to collect and analyze anonymously the information about how the websites are used (including the user's IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes them with the aim of drawing up reports concerning the activities on the websites themselves. This website does not use (and does not let others use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal information of identification. Each user can choose to disable selectively the Google Analytics action by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google itself. To disable the Google Analytics action, please visit the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Name

Provider

Description

Expiry

Type

_ga

<siteurl>

Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

HTTP Cookie

_gat

<siteurl>

Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests

Session

HTTP Cookie

_gid

<siteurl>

Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Session

HTTP Cookie

Social network cookies

This website allows the users to share the contents of this portal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. By doing this, however, users access directly the websites of such Social Networks, which set up the relevant cookies on their website. Also in this case, they are third-party cookies regulated by the relevant information reports to which it is necessary to refer.

Name

Provider

Description

Expiry

Type

uvc

.addthis.com

It notes how often the AddThis social sharing service relates to the same user.

13 months

HTTP Cookie

loc

.addthis.com

Detects geographic information about the user sharing information

1 year

HTTP Cookie

fr

.facebook.com

Used by Facebook to provide a series of advertising products as offers in real time by third party advertisers.

3 months

HTTP Cookie

CONSENT

.google.com

Used by google to record information about the visit activities and preferences

persitant

 

IDE

double.click.net

Used by Google DoubleClick to record and produce reports on user actions on the site after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser's advertisements in order to measure the effectiveness of an advertisement and present targeted advertising to the user.

2 years

HTTP Cookie

__atuvc

<siteurl>

Update the counter of the site's social sharing features.

13 months

HTTP Cookie

__atuvs

<siteurl>

It allows the user to see an updated counter if the page is shared on a social sharing service, AddThis.

Session

HTTP Cookie

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

Try to estimate the speed of the user's connection on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

6 months

HTTP Cookie

YSC

youtube.com

Register a unique ID for statistics related to which YouTube videos have been viewed by the user.

Session

HTTP Cookie

PREF

youtube.com

Register a unique ID used by Google for statistics related to how the visitor uses YouTube videos on different websites.

8 months

HTTP Cookie

GPS

youtube.com

Register a unique ID on mobile devices to allow tracking based on GPS location.​

Session

HTTP Cookie

 

Managing/disabling cookies from the browser

Please note that it is also possible to manage/disable cookies by using the settings of your browser. The setting can be defined specifically for the different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for both the first-party and third-party cookies.

If you use Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
If you use Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
If you use Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
If you use Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
If you use Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT

If you use any other browser, search the "settings" for the cookie management modalities.

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