Cookies and other tracking tools
Cookies are text strings that the websites visited by the user (so-called ‘publisher’ or ‘first party’ websites) or else different websites or web servers (so-called ‘third parties’) place and store within a terminal device in the user’s possession — whether directly as is the case with publisher websites, or indirectly as is the case with ‘third parties’, i.e. through the intermediation of the publisher websites. Cookies are sent/read by websites and apps on your devices during their first visit and are then transmitted back to those websites and apps during the next visit.
Thanks to cookies and similar technologies, websites and apps remember your actions and preferences (such as login data, the default language, font sizes, additional display settings, etc.) so that they do not need to specify them again on the next visit.
These technologies are used to perform IT authentications, session monitoring, and to store information about the activities of users who access a service, and may also contain a unique identifier that allows for monitoring of user experiences on the site for statistical or advertising purposes.
There are indeed various types of cookies, depending on their features and functions, and these may remain on your device for different periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser; and so-called persistent cookies, which remain on your device until a pre-established date.
There are also “profiling cookies”, which are used to trace specific actions or recurring behavioral patterns in the use of the offered functionalities back to specific, identified or identifiable individuals for the purpose of grouping the different profiles within homogeneous, multi-sized clusters; this is aimed in turn to enable the controller to, inter alia, provide increasingly customized services beyond what is strictly necessary for the delivery of the given service and also send targeted advertising messages, i.e. messages that are in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of their web-browsing activities.
Your prior consent is required for “profiling cookies”.
If cookies are used to assess the effectiveness of an information society service provided by a publisher, to design a website or to help measure its “traffic” – i.e. the number of visitors, possibly broken down by geographical area, time slot or other characteristics – they are called “analytics cookies”.
Based on the “Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools” of the Italian Supervisory Authority, published on 9 July 2021, such cookies, so-called “analytics cookies”, can be treated on a par with technical cookies and accordingly be used without the user’s prior consent if:
such cookies are used by the publisher to perform statistical analyses concerning several domains, websites or apps that can be traced back to one single controller on condition such analyses are performed by way of the controller’s own resources and do not turn into activities that go beyond statistical counting and take on ultimately the features of processing operations aimed to enable business-related decision-making;
such cookies are used by “third parties” providing web measurement services to the publisher, if the following conditions are all fulfilled:
cookies are only used for the production of aggregated statistics and in relation to an individual website or mobile application;
the measure of the masking out of at least the fourth component of the IP address is implemented;
third parties shall not match the data, even if minimized in the manner described above, with any other information (such as customer records or statistics concerning visits to other websites) nor will they forward such data to other third parties since this will result into unacceptably increasing user identification risks. This is without prejudice to the production of statistics based on minimized data across several domains, websites or apps that can be traced back to the same publisher or publishing group.
Your prior consent is instead required for “analytics cookies” that don’t meet the conditions described above.
Types of Cookies used by the Website and other tracking tools
While navigating the Website, you will receive the following cookies:
“technical cookies” which are indispensable for the operation of the Website and are automatically deleted when you close your browser;
“analytics cookies” used by the Publisher to help measure its “traffic”.
For the use of the aforementioned cookies, it is not required your prior consent, since these are cookies fall within the exemption from the obligation to acquire prior user’ s consent, as illustrated in the previous point 1 (see Article 122 of the Italian Personal Data Protection Code and the aforementioned “Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools” of the Italian Supervisory Authority, published on 9 July 2021).
Anyway, you may authorize, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies through the specific functions of your browser. However, in the hypothesis in which all or some of the cookies are disabled, it may not be possible to consult the Website, or certain services or certain features of the Website may not be available or may not work properly and/or you may be forced to change or manually enter some information or preferences each time you visit the Website.
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
The Website does not use profiling cookie.
Changes to this Cookies Policy
We may modify or amend this Cookie Privacy from time to time and you are advised to visit our website regularly to check for an99y amendments.