Extended information about the use of cookies

Use of cookies

Our site uses cookies to make our services efficient and easy to use for users visiting our pages.

Users visiting the Site will be required to provide minimum amounts of information on devices in use, be they computers or mobile peripherals, in small text files, called “cookies”, saved in the directories used by the User’s web browser.

Disabling cookies means that some of our services might not work properly, and some pages may not be viewable correctly. There are various types of cookie, some to make the use of the Site more efficient, others to activate some functions.

In greater detail, our cookies make it possible to:

  • – Save preferences;
  • – Avoid having to re-type in the same information during the visit, for example username and password;
  • – Analyse the use made of services and contents supplied by our site to optimise the user’s browsing       experience and the services offered;

Types of Cookies used by our site

Below are the types of cookie used according to their purpose.

Technical Cookies

This type of cookie allows the correct operation of certain sections of the site. There are two categories: persistent and session:

  • – persistent: once you close your browser they are not destroyed, but remain up to a preset expiration date;
  • – session: they are destroyed every time the browser is closed;

These cookies, always sent from our domain, are required to correctly view the site and use the technical services offered, thus they will be always be used and transmitted, unless the user alters the settings in his browser (thus affecting the display of site pages).

Analytical Cookies

Cookies in this category are used to collect information on the use of the site.  We will use this information for anonymous statistical analysis to improve the use of the Site and to make the content more interesting and relevant to the wishes of users. This type of cookie collects anonymous data on the activity of users and how they reached the site. The analytical cookies are sent from the same site or from third-party domains.

Cookies analysing third-party services

These cookies are used to collect anonymous information on the use of the Site, such as page views, time spent, traffic sources of origin, geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purpose of marketing campaigns. These cookies are sent from third-party domains external to the Site, in our case from Google Analytics.

Cookies to integrate products and functions of third-party software

This type of cookie incorporates features developed by third parties within the pages of the Site such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the site or for the use of services, third-party software (such as software to generate maps and software that offers additional services). These cookies are sent from third-party domains and partner sites that offer their functionality in the pages of the Site.

Profiling Cookies

Those cookies are needed to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the pages of the Site.

Our Site does not use profiling cookies.

According to current legislation, our Site is not required to seek consent for technical cookies, as they are necessary for providing the required services.

For all other types of cookies user consent may be expressed in one or more of the following ways:

  • By specific configurations of the browser or its programmes used to browse the pages making up the site.
  • By changing settings in the use of third-party services.

Both of these solutions might prevent you from using or viewing parts of the Website.

Websites and third-party services

The Site may contain links to other Web sites that have their own privacy policy which can be different from the one adopted by us, and therefore we are not responsible for these sites.

How to change cookie setting

Most browsers allow you to delete cookies from the hard disk of the computer, to block the acceptance of cookies or to receive a message before the cookie is saved.
For the removal of cookies we therefore invite the user to follow the instructions present on the relevant pages of the various browsers:

– Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
– Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
– Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
– Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT

What happens if cookies disabled?

If the user blocks or deletes a cookie, it may be impossible to restore the user’s preferences or custom settings set previously, and our ability to customise the user’s experience will be limited.

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