Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s internet browser by the website being visited. They are stored on the website visitor’s computer hard disk, thus allowing the website to recognize and store certain information about them to enable or improve the services offered.
Types of cookies
Technical Cookies: these cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website. They are to ensure and facilitate the normal navigation and use of the website. Among technical cookies are the analysis and performance cookies, which are used to collect and analyze traffic as well as to enable the anonymous usage of the website. These cookies do not identify the user, but they enable system monitoring and improvements on the performance and usability of the website.
Profiling Cookies: this refers to the use of permanent cookies to identify (whether anonymously or not) user preferences and improve his or her experience in the navigation of the website.
Third-Party Cookies: While visiting a website, cookies may be received either from the websites being visited (“proprietors”), or from websites maintained by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Other examples include: Google Analytics’ services for external statistics; Google AdSense’s advertising banners. This deals with a partial HTML code generated by these third party websites which is directly integrated into the proprietor’s website. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at the sharing of content on social networks.
Additional details on third-party cookies
What cookies are being used on this website?
This website sends to the user technical cookies or third-party cookies “third party being google-analytics.com”, in order to index the number of visits, which particular pages have been viewed by the user, and the country from which the website visit has been made.
Google Analytics with IP Anonymization
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google uses personal data to track and evaluate the use of this online space. Google may use personal information to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This anonymization feature provides users the option to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, rendering their IP address anonymous.
Country of Google Analytics data processing: USA
How to change your browser cookie settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, however, the user can modify his or her browser settings and disable this function. It is possible to restrict all types of cookies or accept only some. For transparency purposes, we list the instructions on how to manage cookies in common browsers and mobile devices, as follow:
– Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
– Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
– Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
– Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
– Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265