What are cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a text file that is stored on computers, tablets, mobile phones and on any device used to browse the Internet, which can store the user’s browsing information and preferences.
While browsing we can collect information about the traffic flow and visits to the pages of our website. All information, obtained through cookies, will be treated and stored securely.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified into:
– Session cookies: which are removed when the user closes the browser and therefore have a limited duration for your visit;
– Permanent cookies: which remain in the device used to surf the Internet for a specific time. These cookies have typical expiry dates and, therefore, their duration varies depending on the cookie used.
– Proprietary cookies and third-party cookies: depending on whether they belong to the owner of the website or to a third party.
For our websites and other online services we use the following cookie categories:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for browsing our websites and using the various functions (for example, they allow the user to access the reserved area of the website).
2. Analysis cookies (so-called Analytics cookies)
In order to analyze how to use the websites, we use the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google. In particular, Google Analytics uses icookies (both temporary and permanent) in order to collect, anonymously, information on how we use our website by users (including IP addresses) that will be transmitted by the user browser on the servers Google based in the United States. The information collected will be used by Google for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website by the user, compiling reports on website activity useful to operators of the same site and providing other services related to website activity and all use of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
It is specified that Google adheres to the privacy principles contained in the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the United States which defines secure and shared rules for the processing of personal data carried out to companies present in the US. For more information on the Safe Harbor legislation, review the US Department of Commerce website.
Further information about the Google Analytics service and the procedures to be followed to disable cookies can be found at the following link: http: //www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
These data do not allow the user to be personally identified: all the data collected are aggregated and as such anonymous.
3. Third Party Cookies and Social Media Cookies
Some pages on our website allow you to share our content on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Other pages allow viewing of Youtube videos.
Others still allow viewing the Facebook wall and the Twitter timeline via widgets.
4. Use acceptance cookies
At any time, the user may refuse to accept all or some of the cookies used by this website simply by selecting, on their browser, the settings that allow them to be rejected.
Each browser has specific configuration instructions. Further information on the procedures to be followed to disable icookies can be found on the browser provider’s website.
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox: http: //support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5049
By disabling cookies, you can still use some parts of the website, but some services may not be usable.
As noted above, the duration of cookies depends on their nature: session cookies expire when the user closes the browser; persistent cookies have typical expiration dates that, except for special exceptions, do not exceed 20 years.
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, small text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of our site by the visitor. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our site (including its IP address) will be forwarded to a Google server in the United States (USA) and stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports on site activities for site managers and to provide additional services regarding the use of the site and the internet. This information may also be passed on to third parties, if regulations or current legislation provided for it or if these third parties process data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google connect your IP address with other Google data. You can refuse the installation of cookies using the settings of your browser program; However, please note that in this case it may not be possible to use all the functions of this site. By using this site you declare your consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. It is specified that Google adheres to the privacy principles contained in the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the United States which defines secure and shared rules for the processing of personal data carried out to companies present in the US. Further information about the Google Analytics service and the procedures to be followed to disable cookies can be found at the following link: http: //www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.