Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the webserver to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by a single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, clear GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behavior and the use of services.
Later in this document, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
These cookies are essential to allow you to move around the site and make full use of its features, such as accessing the various protected areas of the site. Without these cookies, some necessary services, such as filling out a contact form, cannot be used.
These cookies collect information on how users use a website, for example, which pages are most visited, and if you receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected through cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are used only to improve the functioning of a website.
Cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as name, language, or region of origin) and provide customized advanced features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that can be customized. They can also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
The information collected by these types of cookies can be made anonymous and unable to monitor your browsing activity on other websites.
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is a presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.
Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): log into your account. Privacy section.
Instagram information: https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/1896641480634370
Instagram (configuration): https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
Linkedin information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Twitter information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Youtube information: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl
This site also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on site usage behavior (including the user’s IP address. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the analysis tool Google to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to link an IP address with the identity of a user.
Google may also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
For more information, please refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
However, by browsing the pages of this site, you can interact with sites managed by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be enabled specifically for the different websites and web applications.
Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies.
By way of example, in Firefox, through the Tools-> Options -> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.