Cookies are small text files (letters and/or numbers) that allow our web server to store information on the customer (the browser) to be reused over the course of the same visit to the website (session cookies) or subsequently, even some days after (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by a single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behaviour and the use of the services.
In the following sections of this document, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies using simply the term “cookies”.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the website to run properly and are used to manage the login and access to the website’s restricted functions. The duration of cookies is limited to the session in progress (on closing the browser, they are deleted).
When you visit a website, you may receive cookies either from the website you visit (“owners”), or from sites operated by other organisations (“third parties”). A good example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are part of the pages of the website visited, which are generated directly by the third party and integrated in the hosting web page. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
Facebook’s policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (settings): access your account. Privacy section. Privacy informations.
Twitter’s policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (settings): https://twitter.com/settings/security
LinkedIn’s policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
LinkedIn (settings): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+’s policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (settings): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
The website also includes components sent by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). (“Google”). Also in this case, these are third-party cookies that save and manage data anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the hosting website (performance cookies).
Users may selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google in their browser. To disable Google Analytics, please refer to the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or until the user logs out. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user.
These are called persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases they have an expiry date, in others their duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings of their browser.
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of the website features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
The disabling of “third party” cookies does not in any way affect the browsability.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” cookies and those of “third parties”.