Cookies are short text strings that the websites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites upon the next visit by the same user. While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements may exist (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the website he is visiting.
Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with a long persistence over time, are used for different purposes: computer authentications, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users who access the server, etc.
The Guarantor, in order to arrive at correct regulations of the directive, has identified two macro cookie categories: technical cookies and profiling cookies; and has simultaneously defined a further differentiation regarding the party installing the cookies, which may be the same website manager (“publisher”) or a third party, who installs cookies through the former, with this type defined as third-party cookies. In the latter case, the Guarantor has expressly limited the publisher’s liability to referring to the disclosure of the party installing those cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network or, to the extent strictly necessary, to the provider of a service of the company, the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service” (see Article 122, Paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the data controller or operator of the website. They may be divided into browsing or session cookies, which ensure normal browsing and use of the website (enabling, for example, the user to make a purchase or to authenticate himself in order to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website administrator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to him.
For the installation of these cookies prior consent from the users is not required, while the obligation to provide disclosure pursuant to Article 13 of the Code remains in force.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Because of the particular invasiveness that such mechanisms may have in the user’s private sphere, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and thus express his valid consent.
Reference is made to this in Article122 of the Code where it provides “the storage of information in the terminal device of a contracting party or a user or access to information already stored is permitted only on condition that the contracting party or the user has given his consent after being informed with the simplified procedures referred to in Article 13, Paragraph 3” (Article 122, Paragraph 1, of the Code).
Our site, referring to the foregoing, installs on the user’s terminal only and exclusively technical cookies of first and third parties including:
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(amended in such a way as to anonymize the visit, so as to render profiling the user impossible)
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No personal user data is acquired by the site in this regard.
Checking Cookie Settings and Deactivating Them
Cookies facilitate and speed up browsing on our site, you can still choose, if you wish, to reject them. However, this will prevent us from recalling your preferences, from offering you personalized content and from collecting aggregate data from your visit to the site. You can change cookie settings directly from your web browser.
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