COOKIE POLICY

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files sent by the site to the computer of the interested party (usually the browser) where they are memorised in order to be re-transmitted to the site upon the following visit to the site by the same user. A cookie may not refer to any other piece of information from the fixed disc of the user or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Some of the functions of the cookies may be transferred to other technologies. In the current document the term ‘cookie’ refers both to the cookies themselves as well as to any similar form of technology.

With cookies it is possible to record information that is related to the user’s preferences such as the pages visited or any downloads undertaken of files from our site or other similar actions undertaken by surfing on our site.

FIRST-PARTY OR THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookies may be first-party or third-party. “First-party” cookies refer to the cookies developed by the Data Controller of the actual site and “third-party” cookies refer to those cookies developed by third parties with regard to the Data Controller of the site.

THE NATURE OF COOKIES

According to the nature of the cookies, there are several types:

Technical cookies:

 

Technical cookies are those only used to “undertake the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication network, or when it is strictly necessary for the service supplier of the information company that is explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the User in order to carry out such a service” (please see Art. 122, comma 1, of the Code).

Cookies are not used for other purposes and they are normally installed directly by the Data Controller or the Data Processor of the website. They may be subdivided in:

 

  •  navigation or session cookies that guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (enabling us, for example, to make a purchase or log in to reserved areas); they are, as a matter of fact, necessary for the site to function properly;

 

  •  cookie analytics, assimilated to technical cookies when they are used directly by the site’s Data Processor in order to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of Users and about how the Users visit the site, so the site’s performance may be improved;

 

  • functional cookies enable the User to surf according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products chosen for purchase) so that the service rendered may be improved. For the installation of these cookies no prior consent from the User is required (more information in the paragraph Management of Cookies, below).

Profilation cookies:

 

Profilation cookies are aimed at creating profiles that regard the User and they are used in order to send advertising messages according to the preferences shown by the User when surfing on the internet.

Consent from the Data Subject is required when using profilation cookies. According to Provision no. 229 of May 8th 2014 the User must be able to authorise or refuse consent for the installation of profilation cookies whenever they may be present.

In the case of third-party cookies, the site has no direct control over the single cookies and cannot control them (it can neither install them directly nor cancel them). It may however manage these cookies through the browser settings (please see the instructions reported later), or the sites indicated in the “Management of Cookies” section.

The User is therefore invited to check on the site the following third-party or parties

COOKIES INSTALLED ON THIS SITE

The following is a list of cookies on this site:

System Cookies

Our site uses cookies in order to guarantee a better surfing experience for the user. These cookies are indispensable for the correct usage of the site. You may disable these cookies from the browser by following the indications in the relevant paragraph, but you may however undermine your experience of the site and we will not be able to respond to any malfunctions.

Google Analytics

 

These are monitoring cookies that generate statistics regarding the usage of the site. Google Analytics uses, on our site, cookies that do not memorise personal data and that are deposited on the user’s computer in order to enable the website manager to analyse how users are using the site. We have adopted instruments that reduce the identification abilities of the cookies by means of the masking of significant portions of the IP. In order to prevent the memorisation of the aforesaid third-party cookies the user may download the appropriate additional component on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Polylang Cookies

 

Plugin Polylang cookies are present on our website. They enable the platform to memorise the language preference selected by the user in order to show the website in the preferred language when visiting the site the next time. The cookie, called ‘pll_language’, reads the language of the last page open through the browser and has the duration time of a year. For further information regarding these third-party cookies please consult the link: https://polylang.pro/legal-notice/

No profiling cookie is used on our website.

DURATION OF THE COOKIES

Cookies have a duration that is dictated by the expiry date (or by a specific action such as the switching off of the browser) and it is set when they are installed. Cookies may be:

Temporary or session cookies

These are used to archive temporary information and they enable the User to connect actions carried out during a specific session and they are removed by the computer when the browser is switched off;

Persistent cookies

These are used to archive information, for example the name and the password, so that the User does not need to write it again every time he or she visits a specific site. They are memorised in the computer even after the browser has been switched off.

Session cookies, once connection to this website has been terminated, are not kept. The information systems used for this site uses persistent cookies.

MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES

You may deactivate cookies that are present on websites by downloading the appropriate software such as Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) for your browser and disabling the use of individual cookies. Or, you can activate the “private browsing” procedure – this is a function that enables Users to surf without leaving any trace in the browser of the information surfed. This particular function only enables the User to not keep the surfed information in the browser.

 

Alternatively, you can disable/cancel cookies by accessing your browser’s configuration panel.

ACCEPTANCE AND RELINQUISHMENT OF COOKIES

By continuing to surf on this site, by closing the information notes or clicking on any part of the page whatsoever or browsing it to highlight any further content, you are accepting our Cookie Policy and cookies will be set and collected. If you do not accept the cookies by stopping surfing any cookies that have already been locally recorded in your browser will be recorded but they will neither be read nor used by us until there has been another acceptance of the Policy. You will always have the opportunity to remove these cookies at any moment that you wish by following the above-mentioned procedures.