Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on the next visit. The cookies of the c.d. "third parties" are, however, set up by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the site visited.
Types of cookies
- Technical cookies. Technical cookies are those 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" (cf. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required, while the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he uses only such devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable.
- Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices can have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent. The art refers to them. 122 of the Code where it provides that "the filing of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or user or access to information already archived are permitted only on condition that the contractor or user has given their consent after being been informed with the simplified procedures referred to in article 13, paragraph 3" (art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). This site does not use profiling cookies.
By visiting this website you may receive cookies from sites managed by other organizations ("third parties"). An example is represented by the presence of "social plugins" for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, or embedded (integrated) multimedia content display systems such as Youtube, Flikr. These are parts generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the web page of the host site visited. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by "third parties" is governed by the relative information to which reference is made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.
The site also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). These cookies are used for the sole purpose of monitoring and improving the site's performance. For more information, please refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or any logout command is executed. Other cookies "survive" when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is fixed, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
Attention: with the total or partial disabling of technical cookies, it could compromise the optimal use of the site.
Disabling "third-party" cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, browsers allow you to define different settings for "proprietary" cookies and for those of "third parties". For example, in Firefox, through the Tools->Options->Privacy menu, it is possible to access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal. The documentation on how to set the cookie management rules for your browser is easily available on the internet, by way of example, some addresses relating to the main browsers are shown: