WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text strings that websites send to the computer or to any other device, such as smartphones and tablets, used to visit a website. The user can receive on his device cookies from the site itself or even cookies from other sites or servers (so-called "third-party") that integrate elements or services (images, maps, videos, links, etc.) on the site that you are visiting.
Cookies are used to make your visits more efficient, to improve the browsing experience and to trace your user behavior, in order to provide the best service.
- memorize your login credentials;
- identify a user when he / she accesses one of our sites;
- keep the items added to the cart during a browsing session, at the time of payment or when the session is closed before completing the purchase;
- gather information to send informative communications and in line with personal interests;
- remember navigation preferences, e.g. the language, the size of the text, the color scheme;
- collect anonymous analytical information such as the number of visitors to our websites and the pages visited most frequently
TYPES OF COOKIES
We use two types of cookies
- Session cookies: they are temporarily stored on the computer or on the device during the browsing session and are deleted at the end of the session.
- Persistent cookies: they remain stored on your computer for a longer period of time. We use persistent cookies to identify you for more than one browsing session.
Cookie type: necessary
What do they do? They are essential for the proper functioning of the site, allowing people to navigate and exploit the characteristics of the site. They include, for example, storing previous actions (inserted texts) when you return to a page during the same session.
Do they collect personal data? They do not uniquely identify the user as an individual. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance of the website, or sections thereof, may be degraded.
Cookie type: Performance
What do they do? They define the interaction between the user and the site, providing information on the sections visited or the time spent on a page.
Do they collect personal data? They do not uniquely identify the user as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
Cookie type: Functionality
What do they do? Allow the site to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, chosen language or country) to provide a more personalized online experience.
They can, for example, allow you to view videos, enter games and interact with social tools such as blogs, chats and forums.
Do they collect personal data? The information may include personally identifiable information provided by the user, such as the name or profile. Use of this information is strictly related to the purpose for which it was provided. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functionality of the site may be degraded and access to the site's contents may be limited.
Cookie type: Profilation and advertising
What do they do? They are used to present or restrict the display of promotional or advertising content suited to the interests shown by the user. They also serve to remind the user of the site they visited when they transit on linked third-party sites.
Do they collect personal data? The majority of cookies of this type trace the user throughthe IP address and therefore may collect some personally identifiable information.
The reception or not of cookies can be managed by the web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) used for navigation.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically but each user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings.
The menu of most browsers provides options for managing cookies by adjusting or configuring settings that affect them. Typically, the browser allows:
- view cookies;
- accept cookies;
- disable some or all cookies;
- disable all cookies when browser shuts down;
- block cookies;
- be notified when browser receives a new cookies;
Specific information on the management of cookies can be found in the settings menu of your browser, in the help screens or on the manufacturer's website.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for "owned" cookies and those of "third parties".
If you block partially or totally the cookies of a site it is likely that the browsing experience will be penalized or partial. In fact, the user will be totally anonymous and the site will not recognize any preferences, personal settings or procedures (eg products in the cart).
If the browser is set to delete all cookies, browser preferences will be deleted when the browser is closed.
More information on cookies
To get more information about cookies or to use tools for their management, please visite websites such as: