WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies, as described in the regulations, are small strings of text that visited websites send to the user's terminal equipment (usually to the browser), where they are stored in order to be retransmitted to those sites when the user next visits. While browsing a website, the user's terminal may receive cookies sent by different websites or web servers (so-called “third party cookies”), which may contain certain elements (for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) present on the site that the user is visiting Cookies are used for different purposes: IT authentication, browsing session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations regarding users who access the server, etc. Please note that in implementation of the provisions of Directive 2009/136/EC, we are required to obtain prior, informed user consent for installation of cookies used other than for purely technical purposes (see Art. 1, paragraph 5, letter a), of Italian Legislative Decree 28th May 2012, no. 69 which modified Art. 122 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 – the Data Protection Code). Two macro-categories are thus identified: technical cookies and profiling cookies:
a. Technical cookiesTechnical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user” (see Art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Data Protection Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or website manager. They can be subdivided into browsing or session cookies, which guarantee normal website browsing and use (allowing users to make a purchase or log in to reserved areas, for example); analytical cookies, grouped within technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to gather aggregate information about the number of users or how they visit the website; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse in line with a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. No prior user consent is required for installation of these cookies, while we are obliged to inform users in accordance with Art. 13 of the Data Protection Code.
The site only uses technical cookies. These cookies are needed to make the website function properly; without these cookies we would be unable to provide the services that users access our site for.
Technical cookies are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or website manager or third parties
b. Profiling cookies.Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages suited to the user preferences reveaòed when web browsing. Since these devices can invade user privacy significantly, European and Italian law requires that users must be adequately informed about use of these cookies and thus express valid consent. They are referred to in Art. 122 of the Data Protection Code which requires that “archiving of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already archived is only allowed on condition that the contracting party or user has expressed consent after being informed with simplified methods as provided for in Article 13, paragraph 3" (Art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Data Protection Code).
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
The website contains third party cookies.
While browsing the website, the user's terminal equipment may receive cookies sent by other websites or web servers (so-called third party cookies), which may contain certain elements (for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) present on the site that the user is visiting. In particular, the website contains Google Analytics cookies. (http://www.google.com/analytics/).
The third party cookies present on the website are only technical cookies.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
The main browsers give you the option to block only third party cookies, accepting only the cookies of the website. Furthermore, some companies that generate cookies on third party websites allow you to disable and/or reject its cookies in a simple, rapid way, even when these are anonymous, i.e. they do not record personal identification data (like IP addresses, for example).
The majority of web browsers are initially configured to automatically accept cookies. The user can configure the browser to block cookies or notify the user when cookies are sent to the user’s device. The user can refer to the instruction manual or browser help page to find out how to adjust or modify web browser settings. If websites are visited from various web-enabled devices (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), the user must ensure that each browser on each device is configured according to the user's preference as regards cookies.