Notice on cookies
Cookies do not record any personal information, and any identifiable data will not be memorised. You may block saving of some or all cookies if you wish; this may, however, compromise the way in which you can use the website and the services offered. To proceed without modifying cookies options, simply continue browsing.
What types and categories of cookie are used, and for what purposes?
Below is an explanatory list.
"Technical" cookies are essential to permit the proper functioning of websites and allow users to browse sites and make use of their features (for instance, by permitting memorisation of previous actions or permitting saving of the user's session and/or performance of other activities strictly necessary for the functioning of websites).
This category also includes "analytic" cookies, which help us to understand how users interact with websites, supplying information on the most recent page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the amount of time spent on websites and everything that happened during the browsing session, for instance, if there was an error message, helping us to understand the difficulties users may encounter in using websites. This information may be associated with details on the user such as IP address, domain or browser; they will, however, be analysed together with information from other users so that no one user may be distinguished from the others. These cookies are collected and grouped together in anonymous form and allow us to improve site performance.
Lastly, "functional" cookies allow websites to remember users' choices (such as username) for more personalised, optimised browsing. Functional cookies are not essential for the functioning of the website, but improve the quality and experience of browsing. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functioning of the website may be inferior, and your access to site content may be limited.
"Targeting" or "profiling" cookies are used to present content more appropriate to the user and his or her interests. They may be used to display targeted advertising, to publish advertising inserts customised on the basis of the user's interests, or to limit the number of times the user sees a given advertisement. They also help to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on websites; the Data Controller may use these cookies to remember the sites the user visited and share this information with third parties, including agencies and advertisers who may use their own cookies to collect information on the activities performed by users on websites.
"Sharing" (or social network) cookies are necessary to permit the user to interact with websites through his or her own account on a social network and are used, for example, to express appreciation and share a website with one's social contacts.
The site uses, or may use, the following types of cookie, or combinations thereof:
- "session" cookies which are memorised on the user's computer for merely technical and functional reasons, to permit transmission of session identifiers necessary to permit safe, efficient browsing of the website; they are deleted when the browser is closed at the end of the "session" (hence the name);
- "persistent" cookies, which are stored on the computer's hard disk until they expire or are deleted by users. Persistent cookies permit automatic recognition of users who come back to the website (or other users who use the same computer).
Third party cookies
How do cookies work, and how can they be deleted?
The operating methods and options for limiting or blocking cookies may be regulated by changing the settings of your internet browser. The majority of internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically, but users may change these settings to block cookies or be warned whenever cookies are sent to their devices. There are a number of different ways of managing cookies; please refer to the instruction manual or help screen of your browser to determine how to control and adjust settings. Users may change the predefined configuration and disable cookies (block them permanently) by setting the highest level of protection.
Below are the paths to follow to manage cookies on the following browsers:
How to disable third party services' cookies:
Google Analytics services:
Interaction with social networks and external platforms:
- +1 button and Google+ social widgets (Google Inc.):
The +1 button and Google+ social widgets are services for interaction with the Google+ social network supplied by Google Inc.
- Like button and Facebook social widget (Facebook, Inc.):
The "Like" button and Facebook social widgets are services for interaction with the Facebook social network supplied by Facebook, Inc.
- Tweet button and Twitter social widgets (Twitter, Inc.):
The Tweet button and Twitter social widgets are services for interaction with the Twitter social network supplied by Twitter, Inc.
- Pin button and Pinterest social widgets (Pinterest, Inc.):
The Pin button and Pinterest social widgets are services for interaction with the Pinterest social network supplied by Pinterest, Inc.
- Linkedin button and social widgets (Linkedin):
The Linkedin button and social widgets are services for interaction with the Linkedin social network supplied by Linkedin Inc.
- Youtube and third-party services of Google Inc.:
Youtube is a social network for viewing video content managed by Google Inc. and permitting integration of content in your own pages.
- Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC:
Vimeo is a social network for displaying video content managed by Vimeo, LLC and permitting integration of content in your own pages.
Third party cookies are not controlled directly by the Data Controller, and so if you wish to revoke your consent to use of these cookies you must contact the third parties' internet sites or go to the website www.youronlinechoices.com/en/ to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies on the basis of the browser you use and to manage your preferences regarding third-party profiling cookies.