1. What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text created by a web server and sent to a web client when the latter accesses a website page. They are generally used to store user preferences, data and information to be recalled during one visit (session cookies) or future visits (persistent cookies) to that website.
Cookies make your website browsing easier, store the pages visited by the user as well as other specific information, such as your page browsing preferences, connection errors and so on.
Cookies are stored in the user’s device – whether computer, tablet or smartphone – by each browser according to user preferences.
Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are often set up to accept cookies automatically. However, users can change the predefined configuration by choosing to disable or delete cookies, but opting out might prevent the proper operation of a few website sections. Moreover, during browsing other cookies (the so-called “third-party cookies”) may be placed on the user’s computer by different websites, directly set up by the relevant Webmasters and used for the purposes and with the methods established by the latter.
2. Types of cookies
Based on their features and use, cookies may be divided into:
a) Technical cookies: These cookies are necessary for website browsing and use of its functions (such as access to reserved areas and proper display). For this reason disabling them prevents the said activities.
Technical cookies are not used for further purposes and are divided into:
- browsing or session cookies: they are required to browse and use the website properly;
- functionality cookies: they allow user browsing based on a set of selected criteria, such as language.
b) Performance cookies: They collect anonymous information on website browsing by users, such as most frequently visited pages or any error messages displayed during browsing. These cookies do not collect any identification information on visitors.
c) Profiling cookies: They aim at creating user profiles and are used to send advertising messages matching user preferences, based on their selections while browsing.
These cookies are used to track user browsing and create a profile based on their taste, habits, selections and the like. These cookies allow getting information on user preferences and browsing habits on our websites (such as the most displayed products and/or services) and recognizing returning users visiting our websites and/or other websites within the network of our promotional partners. This information is used to send customized promotional communications.
THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT USE TARGETING COOKIES
3. Third-party cookies
When browsing this website other cookies (the so-called “third-party cookies”) may be placed on the user’s computer by different websites. This occurs because the website may contain certain items – such as pictures, maps, specific links to web pages or web services.
With a view to information transparency, below please find a list of third-party services you can find on our website, as well as their purposes and links to the information pages of the various services:
Users can disable Google Analytics by installing the additional opt-out component provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
||Our website uses Facebook Pixel, a small piece of code that records user interactions with the website (e.g., online puchases). Facebook Pixel is a statistical data collection tool which measures advertising effectiveness by recording user interactions with your website. This service is used to learn when a customer performed an action after seeing your Facebook ad, so that the company can reach that customer again by using customized audience settings (conversion optimization).
|A few pages display interactive maps provided by Google, that may install cookies to record information and preferences concerning this service.
||A few pages display videos published on YouTube, that may install cookies to record preferences concerning the use of this service.
|Our web pages contain Social Network buttons and widgets to facilitate interaction with social media platforms and sharing web content directly from these web pages.
For further information, below please find the web addresses of the cookie management policies and methods of the various social networks:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
• Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170519
• Google+: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies
• Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy
• AddThis: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
4. Managing cookie preferences
Users can decide whether to accept or reject cookies through their browser settings.
Below please find the links to the information pages for the major browsers:
• Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
• Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
• Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
• Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
Please be reminded that if you choose to reject cookies this may jeopardize or prevent the proper performance of our website.
5. Other information