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Management and operating procedure of cookies


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent from the site to the browser of the interested party, where they are stored before being re-transmitted back to the site when you visit it again. By using cookies, user preferences can be registered, such as browsing history, downloads and other activities. By disabling cookies, some of our services may not work properly and users may not be able to access many features designed to enhance their experience on the site. For more information on managing or disabling browser cookies, please see the last section of this document.


Lifespan of cookies

The duration of cookies in the user’s browser is determined at the time of its creation; based on their lifespan, cookies can be divided into:

  • temporary or session cookies: they store temporary information, link users’ online activities during a specific session. They are removed from the computer once you close the browser;
  • persistent: they store information for longer than a single session; they have a variable expiration date depending on their purpose. Persistent cookies stay in your device also after you have quit your browser.


Nature of cookies

Cookies can be distinguished

by origin:

  • first-party cookies: these cookies normally belong to the same domain as the site one is visiting. They are called first-party cookies. They can be both temporary and persistent;
  • third-party cookies: they are set by other domains than the one you are currently on. They are mostly used when web pages feature content from external sites, such as banner ads. This means advertisers have access to users’ browsing history, in order to deliver useful and engaging ads. Privacy settings of the most recent browsers can block third-party cookies.

or by purpose:

  • technical cookies: they are used to browse and to access a site easily. Technical cookies are essential to make the website’s contents function properly or to remember the user data without having to retype it again every session (navigation cookies), to keep track of language preferences or settings. (functionality cookies);
  • analytical cookies: they help determine potential optimization of a site; the site’s owner can collect aggregate information about the number of users and how they visit the site. In terms of information and consent, the same rules of technical cookies apply to analytical cookies;
  • profiling cookies: these cookies are intended to offer, for example, targeted advertisements, as well as to display the most interesting content based on visitors’ activity and interests during their navigation. Furthermore, profiling cookies prevent users from being offered services that they may have refused in the past;
  • social media cookies: these cookies enable users to share website contents with other users. Social media cookies are typically used to activate the "Like" or "Follow" features of Social media such as Facebook and Twitter, just to name a few. Social media may identify their users and collect information whilst they browse other sites.


What cookies we use on the site

  • technical browsing and functionality cookies;
  • Google Analytics: They are monitoring cookies aimed at producing analytics on the use of a website. On our site, Google Analytics uses cookies that do not store personal data and that are saved on the user's computer to enable the website manager to understand how users browse the site.

For further information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
To avoid the storage of the above-mentioned cookies, please download the following add-on at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


What cookies we use and why

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID
Cookie type: Analytical
Cookie Description: The PHPSESSID cookie is a default PHP cookie that stores session state data. This type of cookie is responsible for establishing a user session and communicating state data through a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie. As PHPSESSID cookie has no expiration date, it disappears when the client closes.
Cookie lifespan: temporary

Cookie Name: cookieControl
Cookie type: Analytical
Cookie description: stores users’ cookie consent state for current domain
Cookie lifespan: temporary

Cookie Name: cookieControlPrefs
Cookie type: Analytical
Cookie description: stores users’ cookie consent state for current domain
Cookie lifespan: temporary

Cookie Name: fr
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button, collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 3 months

Cookie Name: spin
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button, collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 1 day

Cookie Name: sb
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can collect information in order to find the Facebook ID of the user who is visiting the page and control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button; can also collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 2 years

Cookie Name: datr
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button, collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 2 years

Cookie Name: wd
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can collect information in order to find the Facebook ID of the user who is visiting the page and control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button; can collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 7 days

Cookie name: presence
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button, collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: temporary

Cookie Name: _fbp
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Aggregate analysis of visits to the site
Cookie lifespan: 3 months

Cookie Name: c_user
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Does different activities on the website such as keeping the user logged in on the current browser.
Cookie lifespan: 1 year

Cookie Name: xs
Cookie type: Analytical, third party
Cookie description: Can collect information in order to find the Facebook ID of the user who is visiting the page and control the Facebook follow feature of the "Like" button; can also collect language preferences and share the page
Cookie lifespan: 1 year

Facebook

Facebook uses cookies that do not store personal data and that are saved on the user's computer to allow the website manager to analyze how users browse the site. To prevent the storage of the aforementioned cookies, users may want to follow the procedure at: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/


How to disable cookies?

You may disable the use of cookies on this website, but, in the case of deactivation, you may not have access to its full experience.

Cookie settings

How to disable cookies by configuring the browser?

Most browsers are configured to accept, control or possibly disable cookies through settings. However, we remind you that disabling navigation or functional cookies may cause unsatisfactory navigation of the site and / or limit the service we offer.
Please find below the links to manage cookies from the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
  • Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH19255
  • Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it-IT&hlrm=fr&hlrm=en
  • Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie


Activation and deactivation of cookies through third-party services

In addition to the tools provided by the browser to activate or deactivate individual cookies, you may want to visit a list of the main providers who work with website managers to collect relevant information on how to make the best use of behavioral advertising.
In the sub-section available at www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte, you can easily set your preferences on behavioral advertising.


Further information

Please find more helpful information on cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org http://www.youronlinechoices.com/