What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer while you browse a website or use a web application. These files contain various kinds of information that aim to enrich the functionalities of a website (such as online purchases or customized messages according to your preferences), collect statistical data and generally improve your browsing experience.

Types and purposes of cookies

There are different types of cookies, which are classified according to their characteristics and usage modalities, following this model:

Session cookies / Permanent cookies

Session cookies are stored temporarily in the computer memory while visiting a website (for example to keep track of the selected language). Session cookies are stored for a short period of time, and deleted when the browser is closed. Permanent cookies, on the other hand, remain on the computer for a long period of time, depending on the expiry time set when the cookie is generated. These cookies allow websites to keep information stored also during the user’s subsequent visits, avoiding for instance having to re-enter login credentials.

First-party cookies / Third-party cookies

First-party cookies are set by the websites themselves (with the same domain as the one indicated in the browser's address bar) and can only be read by those websites. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, are set by domains other than those indicated in the browser's address bar, that is by organizations that do not correspond to the website owners. For example, these cookies used to collect information for advertising purposes and personalization of content, as well as for tracking visits to the site, may be "third-party cookies".

Technical cookies / profiling cookies

Technical cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website or an application: without them the website may not work properly or completely block certain functions. Profiling cookies are used to collect and store information about the visitor (for example the pages visited, the searches done, etc.) in order to offer more targeted advertising messages in line with his/her interests.

Cookies used on websites

The website could install on the visitor's computer one or more third-party cookies, which are listed below:

Cookie Type Purpose
Google Analytics Profiling Monitoring and analysis of traffic on the website, in order to obtain statistical data and profile visitors
Piwik Profiling Monitoring and analysis of traffic on the website, in order to obtain statistical data and profile visitors.

How to delete cookies from your computer

Cookies can be limited or blocked by changing the settings of your browser. Below are the instructions to remove cookies already installed on your computer relative to the most popular browsers. For more details, please consult the guide of your browser.

How to reject third-party cookies

For more information on third-party cookies, and to reject these cookies, the information provided by the relative owners is shown below.

Google Analytics

Data holder: Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
For more information: https://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/
To reject cookies: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it