A cookie consists of a small set of data transferred to the user’s browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that carried out the transfer. It is not executable code and does not transmit viruses.
Cookies do not record any personal information and any identifiable data will not be stored. If you wish, you can prevent some or all cookies from being saved; however, if you do so, your use of the website and the services offered may be impaired.
Cookies are divided into:
These are cookies that belong to the owner of the application and collect user data only accessible to the owner. For example, e-commerce shopping cart cookies.
These are cookies that belong to external providers and over which the application owner has no direct control. These cookies collect User data that is accessible to the cookie provider. For example, the Google Analytics cookie.
Technical and profiling cookies
First-party and third-party cookies can be distinguished in turn into technical cookies and profiling cookies.
Some examples of technical cookies are
– cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the application and the provision of the service; (for example, a cookie that stores language/currency preferences)
– application session cookies (e.g. storing login credentials)
– statistical analysis cookies if used directly by the application owner to collect information in an anonymous and aggregate form (e.g. Google Analytics with anonymised IP).
These cookies can create a specific profile of the User based on their interests, preferences, habits. Given their potential invasiveness in the private sphere of users, Uk legislation requires the user to give prior consent before they are installed via a banner when the site is first loaded (cookie banner).
Some examples of technical cookies are
– social network cookies
– retargeting or remarketing cookies (cookies that allow you to be shown advertisements for a product you have recently viewed)
– statistical analysis cookies that collect non-anonymised data that can profile the user.
Your consent is not required for the installation of technical cookies. Your consent is required for the installation of profiling cookies: if you do not want your device to receive and store profiling cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser. In fact, through the settings of your browser you can decide whether to delete and/or prevent the installation of cookies on your device.
- It should be noted, however, that by deactivating the use of profiling cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of certain functions of the Site.
While browsing the Site, you may also receive cookies on your terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (hereinafter “Third Parties”). Specifically, they are:
(a) Social network cookies:
These are used for sharing content on social networks. You will find below the name of the third parties that manage them, and for each of them the link to the page where you can receive information on processing and express your consent.
- b) Statistical cookies
These are used by third parties, also in unbundled form, for the management of statistics. You will find below the names of the third parties who manage them, and for each of them the link to the page where you can receive information on the processing and express your consent.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
The site uses some external functionalities or contains some external links in order to improve the integration with commonly used third party sites and the sociability of the site itself.
How to disable cookies?
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) are configured to accept cookies.
However, your browser provides the possibility to set the saving of cookies only on request.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings so that it warns you when cookies are being sent (below are references for each browser). You can also delete cookies that have already been stored at any time via your browser settings. You can choose whether or not to accept the cookies that are set by our site on the cookie settings page.
How do I manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish: for more information, see aboutcookies.org.
How do I delete cookies from my device?
You can delete all the cookies on your device by deleting the browsing history in your browser, which will delete all the cookies from all the sites you visit.
However, please note that you may also lose some information that you have saved (e.g. your login credentials or site preferences).
How do I manage cookies from specific sites?
For more detailed control of cookies by site, please check the privacy and cookie settings of your preferred browser.
How do I block cookies?
Most modern browsers allow you to prevent cookies from being placed on your device, but you will need to manually adjust your preferences each time you visit a site or page. Also, some services and functionalities may not work properly (e.g. connecting with a profile). You can manage/delete cookies as you wish: for more information, see the aboutcookies.org page.