Cookies are small text files. Websites send cookies to those who visit it ("users"). They are stored on the computer hard disk, thus allowing the website to recognize users and store some information about them, in order to enable or improve the service they offer. This refers to the user's personal computer as well as any other device the user may use to visit the website.
There are different kind of cookies. Some are necessary in order for users to browse the site, others have different purposes, such as ensuring internal security, make possible system administration tasks, performing statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the website are most important to users, or offering the possibility to personalize one's visit of the website. The Site only uses technical cookies, while it not uses any of the so-called "consumer profiling" cookies. Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network. They are strictly necessary for the provider of a service, if this service was explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide. These are not used for any other purposes and are usually installed by the owner or operator of the website.
They can be divided into: browsing cookies, also called session cookies, that guarantee a normal browsing and use of the website (for example, allowing to make a purchase or authenticate in order to access a restricted areas); analytic cookies, similar to technical cookies, used directly by the site operator to collect information about the number of users and the way they actually visit the site; functional cookies, that allow the user to browse according to selected criteria (for example, by language, or by items selected for purchasing) in order to improve the service. Disabling cookies may limit one's ability to use a specific website, thus preventing to fully benefit from some features and services on the Site. A user can decide what to accept or reject. A description of cookies used on this Site is shown below.
Types of Cookies used on this Site
First Party Cookies: The first party cookies (cookies that actually belong to the publisher's site that created them) are set by the website visited by the user, the address of which appears in the URL bar. The use of these cookies allows us to run the site efficiently and to track visitors' patterns of behavior. Third Party Cookies:The third-party cookies are set by another domain, apart from the one user visits. If a user visits a site and a different company sends the information using that site, we have so-called "third party cookies". The so called 'session cookies' are only temporarily stored. In fact, they are deleted when the user closes the browser.
Persistent Cookies:Persistent cookies are stored on the user's device, between browser pages, thus allowing the user to remember preferences or actions within a site. They can be used for different purposes, for example, to remember the preferences and choices when using the site.
Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the Site to work properly. Without them, some parts of the site will not function. For example, among them, there are cookies that enable access to protected areas of the Site. These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be disabled.
Functional Cookies:These cookies are used to recognize a user who returns to the site again. They allow you to customize the content and remember your preferences (for example, chosen language or area). These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user. All gathered information is anonymous.
How to modify Cookies settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change the settings in order to disable this function. It is possible to block all kinds of cookies, but you can also choose to accept some and disable others. The "Options" or "Preferences" menu toolbar of the browser allows users to block cookies and other tracking technologies, and allows you to receive a notification from the browser about the activation of these technologies. Alternatively, you can also refer to the "Help" toolbar, which most browsers have.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage preferences about them (first and / or third party) users are invited to visit: www.youronlinechoices.com. But please be aware that disabling cookies or navigation/ functional ones can cause malfunction of the Site and / or limit the service the Site itself can offer.