Cookies are small text files sent from the website to the user's terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted back to the website during the next visit by the same user. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the functions of cookies can be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term "cookie" refers to both cookies and to all similar technologies.
Cookies can be used to memorise information related to your preferences, such as the pages you browse or the files downloaded from our website, as well as other similar actions performed while visiting our website.
Cookies can be first or third party, where "first party" means cookies developed by the owner of the website and "third party" means cookies developed by third parties with respect to the owner of the website.
There are several types of cookies:
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of "transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service" (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the data controller or operator of the website. They can be divided into:
- Browsing or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (for example, allowing purchases or authenticating access to restricted areas). They are in fact necessary for the proper operation of the website.
– Analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they use the website itself, to improve the website's performance.
– Functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse based on an array of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) to improve the service rendered. The installation of such cookies does not require prior consent of users (more information is available in the Cookie Management section below).
Profiling cookies are used to create user profiles and to send advertising messages that reflect his/her preferences as manifested while browsing the Internet.
The consent of the data subject is required for the use of profiling cookies. According to provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014, the user must be able to authorise or refuse consent to install profiling cookies, if present.
In the case of third-party cookies, the website does not have direct control of individual cookies and cannot control them (it can neither install them directly, nor delete them). You can still manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below) or referring to the websites listed in the "Cookie Management" section.
The User is therefore invited to consult the website of the third party specified below.
Our website uses Polylang plugin cookies that allow the platform to memorise the linguistic preference selected by the user, thereby immediately showing the website in the preferred language at the next visit. The cookie, called "pll_language", reads the language of the last page opened via the browser, and is stored for one year. For any information related to this third-party cookie, you can consult the link: https://polylang.pro/legal-notice/
Our website does not use profiling cookies.
Cookies have a duration that is dictated by their expiration date (or by a specific action like closing your browser) set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:
– Temporary or session (session cookies): these are used to store temporary information, to link the actions performed during a specific session, and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed.
– Permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to store information like login name and password, so that the user does not have to retype them each time he/she visits a specific site. These remain stored on your computer even after the browser is closed.
In contrast, session cookies are deleted once the connection to this website is terminated. The computer systems used for this website are based on temporary cookies.
You can disable cookies on websites by downloading special software like Ghostery for your browser and disabling the use of individual cookies. Or you can enable "anonymous browsing" mode, which is a function that allows you to browse without leaving a trace of any navigation data in your browser. This function only allows you not to keep browsing data in your browser.
Alternatively, you can disable/delete cookies by accessing the configuration panel of your browser.