Cookies are small text files sent by the websites you visit and stored on your computer. The cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer and help the website remember some information helpful during your browsing session. This makes your future visits easier and quicker.
Visit Aboutcookies.org for more information about cookies and how they affect your browsing experience.
Types of cookies
Essential "technical" cookies
They are necessary for correct operation of the website pages. Without these cookies, some functions might be jeopardised and access to content might be limited. Cookies of this type collect no personal information on users.
"Technical" function cookies
These are cookies used to store the choices the users make to improve their browsing (e.g. language, or pre-compilation of a form with the name previously used). This type of cookie might include personal information (e.g. user name). Without these cookies, some functions and browsing the pages might be jeopardised.
These are cookies used to understand how visitors use the website: whether they are new or returning users, how they browse the pages, how much time they spend on the pages and website, their geographic areas. The data do not identify the user as a person, but are anonymously aggregated by the analysis tools. Deactivation in no way jeopardises the functions offered by the website.
Social widget cookies
Some widgets that the social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.) make available may use their own cookies (third-party cookies). Deactivation does not jeopardise use of the website, except for the sections where the widgets are installed (e.g. to integrate videos or maps), where rapid sharing of the content is allowed or where comments on the website content can be entered.
Profiling cookies are installed to show website visitors the content relating to their preferences. They can therefore be used to display advertising content aimed at the person's interests. Cookies of this type work in collaboration with third-party websites and may track the user's browsing of pages in different domains. Cookies of this type usually track the IP address of the user in addition to other personal information.
Duration of the cookies
These are temporary files stored until when the website is abandoned or when the browser is closed.
These are files stored and kept even after the website is abandoned and the browser is closed. They are eliminated only after the expiration date shown in the cookie.
Domain of the cookies
These are files installed on the user's device directly by the website being browsed.
These are files installed by external websites through a code integrated in the pages of the website being browsed. Examples of third-party cookies are those installed by the social plugins (to share content) or visit analysis cookies.
How to disable cookies
Users can decide whether or not to accept the cookies by using the settings of their browsers.
Note that the disabling of "third-party" cookies does not jeopardise browsing in any way.
Below are the links that explain how to disable cookies for the most common browsers:
Cookies used in this website
This website includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) for analysing web traffic. These third-party cookies are used to collect and manage traffic and use of the site anonymously to monitor and improve the performances of the web host (performance cookie).
For further information, please refer to the following: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by setting on the browser the opt-out component provided by Google.
Please refer to the following link to disable the action of Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout