- What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files generated by the websites visited by the user, which maintain the session data that could be used later on the site. The data allows the site to maintain user information between pages and also to analyze the way in which it interacts with the site.
Cookies are secure - they can only store the information that is entered by the browser, related to access in the browser itself or that is included in the requested page. They can not be transformed into codes and can not be used to access the user's computer. If a website encrypts the information in the cookie, only the website can read the information.
- What are the main types of cookies?
Below is a brief description of the main types of cookies:
- Session and Persistent Cookies
Session Cookies, which contain the information that is used in your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser.
Persistent Cookies (type PHPSESSIONID), which are used to maintain the information that is used in the period between access to the website, or used for technical purposes and to improve navigation on the site. This data allows sites to recognize that you are an already known user or visitor and adapt accordingly. "Persistent" cookies have a duration that is set by the website and can vary from a few minutes to several years.
- First-party and third-party cookies
First-party cookies, which belong to the site that created them.
Third-party cookies, which are created by domains external to the site and whose data are stored at the third party.
- Technical and profiling cookies
Technical cookies, which are those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service (see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. These include, for example, Functionality Cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered.
Cookies Analytics are similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site.
Profiling Cookies, which are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and express their valid consent.
- Which cookies use this website, what are their main characteristics
- How to deny consent to each of the profiling cookies
To deny consent to the use of one or more profiling cookies the user can follow the disabling procedure provided by the main browsers:
For further information and to disable profiling cookies provided by third parties, follow the following website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it.