What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a site sends to the computer of a user who connects to it. They are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites on the next visit by the same users. Users can also receive on their computers cookies that are sent from different sites or Web servers (so-called “third parties”) from the site visited, on which they can reside some elements that are present on the website you are visiting (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to other pages in other domains)
What are cookies for?
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes: storing information about specific configurations of users accessing the server, monitoring sessions, performing computer authentication, etc..
Types of cookies
There are several types of cookies: ‘ Technical cookies ‘, ‘ Analytical cookies ‘, ‘ Profiling cookies ‘ and ‘ third party cookies ‘.
Technical cookies” are used for navigation or to provide a service requested by the user and are not used for any other purpose. They are usually installed directly by the owner or operator of the website.
They can be catalogued in:
- “Analytical cookies” are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site. They can be assimilated to technical cookies (see also the section on “Analytical cookies”).
- “Functionality cookies”: allow users to navigate according to a series of selected criteria such as, for example, the language and products selected for a purchase, in order to improve the service provided;
- “Navigation or session cookies”: guarantee the normal navigation and use of the site by users. For example, they allow you to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas;
The purpose of “analytical cookies” is to collect information about the use of the site, to improve and simplify its use and to monitor the proper functioning of the site.
This site uses Google Analytics, a tool offered by Google that helps to understand how visitors interact with the content of a site. The Google service may use a set of cookies to collect information and generate statistics about your use of the website without, however, providing Google with personal information about individual visitors.
The main cookie used is “__ga”.
Click hereto view all the possible cookies used by Google Analytics.
Click here to disable Google Analytics selectively by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on your browser.
Profiling cookies” are used to track users’ navigation within a website, creating profiles about their choices, tastes, habits, etc. They can be used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same users in the context of their surfing the web.
The user can personalize their choices about profiling cookies by clicking onhttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte
Third party Cookies
Third party cookies” are sent to your terminal from a site other than the one you are visiting, and may be used to integrate third-party functionality into the site, such as social networking icons that allow users to share content).
This site contains links to other websites, which in turn have their own privacy and cookie policies. It may be different from that adopted by this site, and as a result, this site is not responsible for third party sites.
How to disable Cookies
Here’s how to disable cookies through your browser. Below are the guides to the main browsers in use to disable cookies.