DISCLOSURE ON COOKIES
Use may be made of cookies when you access or interact with our website, purely for technical and functional purposes, in order to offer you a better, faster and more secure experience. Technical cookies are eliminated when the browser is closed. The cookies will not be used for advertising purposes. This page provides additional information on the technologies we use for our sites, services, apps and tools.
WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are lines of text that act as IT markers sent from a server (in this case the server of this site) to a user device (usually to the Internet browser) when the device accesses a page of a website. The cookies are automatically stored by the user’s browser and sent back to the server of origin every time the user accesses the same Internet page. In this way, the cookies enable and/or facilitate access to Internet pages to improve navigation, or allow pages viewed and other specific information to be memorised, for example frequently viewed pages, connection errors, etc.. For easy and full use of this website, the user is therefore advised to configure their browser to accept the cookies. Browsers are often configured to accept cookies automatically. However, users may change the default setting to disable or cancel the cookies (from time to time, or on a one-off basis), although this means that optimal access to some areas of the website may not be possible. Users may also verify the types and procedures of cookie memorised on their browser and modify the settings.
TYPES AND MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES
A) Technical cookies: technical cookies are used solely for the purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service” (cf. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or administrator. They may be subdivided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (for example, enabling purchases or authentication for access to private areas); cookie analytics, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site administrator to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site; function cookies, which enable the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
B) Cookies for targeting advertising (profiling) or targeting cookies: used to provide users with advertising potentially matched to their interests that emerge during navigation. For example, to limit transmission of specific advertising, or to assess the effectiveness of a campaign based on the viewing frequency of such advertising. These cookies may also be transmitted by third parties, also on behalf of advertisers. Users may accept or reject these cookies by giving their consent (“opt in”) before the cookies are transmitted.
Personal data protection legislation allows users to disable cookies (“opt-out”). Opt-out is envisaged for “technical cookies” (art. 122 of the Code), and for non-technical cookies that have been accepted by the user. Given this distinction, users may disable and/or cancel cookies (“opt-out”) with their browser settings, and disable and/or cancel individual non-technical cookies from third parties by accessing the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) at www.youronlinechoices.eu if they reside in the European Union, or www.aboutads.info/choices if they reside in the United States of America. These sites are not managed by the Controller, who therefore accepts no responsibility for their content.
How to enable or disable cookies on your browser: users may block acceptance of cookies by their browser. However, in so this may prevent correct execution of certain functions of web pages. The procedures provided by the main browsers to block acceptance of cookies are set out below: