What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the site to the terminal of the person (usually the browser), where they are stored before being forwarded on to the next site visit by the same user. A cookie can not retrieve any other data from your hard drive nor transmit computer viruses or capture email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the functions of the cookie can be delegated to other technologies. In this document the term 'cookie' you want to refer to both cookies, as such, it is in all similar technologies.
Type of cookie
Cookies can be first or third party, where "first part" means the cookie that report as the site domain, while "third party" means the cookies that are related to external domains. The third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external, always referred to as "third party", do not run from the site. Such persons may possibly install first-party cookies, saving on the site domain their own cookies. Another type of cookies are so-called "Flash Cookies" (Local Shared Objects), used in Adobe Flash Player to deliver some content, such as video clips or animations, so remember your settings and preferences. The Flash cookies are stored on the device, but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your browser.
Nature of cookies
Regarding the nature of cookies, there are different types:
Used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service "(cfr. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed by the owner or operator of the website. Can be divided into:
cookies or browsing session, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate for access to restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper operation of the site;
analytics cookies, similar to cookies where technicians used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate, the number of users and how they visit the site in order to improve site performance;
cookie functionality, which allow the user browsing function of a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of these cookies is not required the prior consent of the users (more information in section Manage Cookies below).
Duration of cookies
Cookies have terms dictated by the expiration date (or from a specific action such as closing the browser) set at installation. Cookies can be:
temporary or session (session cookies) are used to store temporary information, allow you to connect the actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer browser is closed;
Permanent (persistent cookie): they are used to store information, such as name and password, so as to avoid the user having to type them again each time you visit a particular site. These are stored on your computer even after you close the browser.
Cookies installed on this site
Here is the list of cookies (logically grouped in functionality or supplier) on this site:
Technical and system cookies
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Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. that collects surfing data for the purpose of evaluating the use of this website, compiling reports and share them with other services developed by Google. The data collected are anonymous and are not used for other purpose than strictly statistical.
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