Cookie policy

Regulations:

  • 10 of Directive 95/46/EC,
  • Directive 2002/58/EC, as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC,
  • 13 of Decree 196 dated June 30, 2003,
  • general instructions (web doc. no. 3118884) from the Italian Data Protection Authority, published in Official Gazette no. 126 on June 3, 2014.

 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are installed on computers, smartphones and tablets as a consequence of web browsing. The websites visited send the cookies to the browser used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera), which stores them and makes them available to the websites concerned on the user’s next visit. Cookies may also be sent to the user’s browser by other websites or web servers i.e. by third parties. This means that, while browsing, a given website may contain elements from other websites that include these cookies, such as images, sounds, maps and links to other pages.

Depending on the type of cookie and, therefore, the reason for which it is installed, certain user data is stored for specific purposes, e.g. to make use of the website more effective, activate specific functions, monitor each session etc.

In particular, cookies can remember the user’s preferences, avoid repeated input of the same information during browsing (e.g. username and password), and analyze use of the website’s services and content, in order to optimize the browsing experience and the services offered.

Types of Cookie

There are two macro-categories of cookie:

  • Technical Cookies, which are normally installed by the owner or administrator of the website in order to “send a communication on an electronic communications network or, to the extent strictly necessary, to enable the company’s service provider to deliver the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or the user of that service” (see art. 122, para. 1, of the Privacy Code).
    The installation of Technical Cookies does not require prior consent from the users concerned.
    There are various types of Technical Cookie:

    • Transient cookies or session cookies, which ensure normal browsing and use of the website; for example, they enable the user to make a purchase or authenticate access to private areas of the website. These cookies are not stored on the user’s device on a persistent basis and are erased automatically when the browser is closed. Their use is linked to transmission of the identification data needed to allow safe and efficient browsing of the web pages. Session cookies do not allow the user’s personal identification data to be obtained in any way.
    • Analytics cookies, which are used to gather information on use of the website in an anonymous form, and to obtain a statistical analysis of page views and the behavior of users. This anonymous analysis provides information and suggestions for improving the quality of the website and making more readily accessible the content most searched for and, therefore, of greatest interest to users. Analytics cookies may be sent by the website or by third-party domains and do not allow the user’s personal identification data to be obtained in any way. Even if they gather data in anonymous form, analytics cookies installed by third parties are treated as profiling cookies by the Italian Data Protection Authority.
    • Function cookies: which are considered to be technical cookies when used by the administrator of the website to gather aggregated information about the number of users and how they visit the website. These cookies allow the user to browse based on selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchasing), in order to improve the service provided to the user.
    • Profiling Cookies, which create profiles of the user in order to send advertising messages that are consistent with the preferences shown while browsing the web. European and Italian regulations establish that adequate information must be provided to users about the installation of profiling cookies for the above purpose, so that consent can be given. In particular, art. 122 of the Privacy Code makes reference to them when stating that ” the storing of information on the device of a subscriber or user, or the accessing of information already stored, is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user has given consent after being informed on the simplified basis envisaged in art. 13, para. 3, of the Privacy Code”.

Types of cookie used on our website

We do not use profiling cookies in this website, only technical cookies and in particular session cookies to maintain the users’ state between page requests.

Visiting this website, you may receive cookies from websites managed by other organizations (“third parties”) which may be located in Italy or abroad.
The website contains YouTube videos, Google APIs and the Google Maps function is used. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforesaid websites and integrated into the page of the host website.
These plugins transmit cookies to and from all the websites managed by third parties. The management of information gathered by “third parties” is governed by the relative information notices, please refer to these for more details. To guarantee greater transparency and easy reference, here below are the web addresses of the relative information notices concerning cookie management; it should be noted that the Data Controller is not responsible for the operation of third party cookies on this website.

Google information notice: on the use of data, at the link http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/ and full information notice at the link http://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Google (configuration): the guide to the general out-out for Google services (Maps, YouTube…) is available at the web page http://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it

How to disable cookies

Users can directly disable the cookies used by the website at any time.
The method adopted to disable cookies depends on the specific browser used:

Internet Explorer 9.0+
Prevent new cookies being installed Delete existing cookies
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab on top
  • Move the slider to the “Block all cookies” button
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the General tab, under “Browsing History” and click on “Delete”
Internet Explorer 8.0+
Prevent new cookies being installed Delete existing cookies
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab on top
  • Click on “Sites”
  • A new window opens called “Per Site Privacy Actions”
  • Type the URL of the website in the “Address of website” box and click on “Block”
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab on top
  • Click on “Sites”·       A new window opens called “Per Site Privacy Actions”·       The “Managed websites” box should list all websites visited·       To remove all cookies click on the “Remove all” button
Internet Explorer 7.0+
Prevent new cookies being installed Delete existing cookies
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab on top
  • Click on the “Advanced” button
  • Select “Prompt” for both “First-party cookies” and “Third-Party Cookies”
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Options
  • Click on the General tab on top
  • In the “Browsing History” section, click on “Delete”
  • Click on “Delete Cookies”

Further information about disabling cookies for Microsoft Windows Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Firefox 2.0+, 3.0+, 4.0+
Prevent new cookies being installed Delete existing cookies
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Options
    Click on the Privacy tab
    Uncheck the box that says “Accept cookies from sites”
  • Select Tools from the menu bar
  • Click on Options
  • Click on the Privacy tab
  • Click on “Clear Now”
  • Select “Cookies”
  • Click on “Clear Private Data Now”

Further information about disabling cookies for Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Google Chrome
Prevent new cookies being installed Delete existing cookies
  • Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser
  • Click on “Options”
  • Click on “Under the Hood”
  • Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section
  • Ensure that “Allow local data to be set” is selected
  • Select “Block sites from setting any data”
  • Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser
  • Click on “Options”
  • Click on “Under the Hood”
  • Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section
  • Click on the “Clear browsing data” button

Further information about disabling cookies for Google Chrome https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it

Safari
Prevent new cookies being installed and delete existing cookies
  • Go to the Safari menu (icon in top right of browser) and select Preferences
  • In the pop-up window that appears, select the Security icon (a padlock)
  • Under “Accept Cookies”, select the “Never” button

Further information about disabling cookies for Safari http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/

 

NB:

Cookie acceptance is valid for a period of 12 months.
After such time, you will be required to accept them again.