What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a web site can download on your computer or mobile device when a site or page is visited. A Cookie allows the web site, or another web site, to recognise the device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files are based on the same principle. We use the term “Cookies” in this document to refer to all the files that collect information in this manner.

Cookies perform a vast range of functions. For example, they can help us remember your user name and your preferences, analyse our site’s performance, or allow us to recommend contents that we believe are relevant to you.

Some Cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click on “remember me” when you are authenticating access, your user name will be memorised in a Cookie.

Most Cookies do not collect information that identify you, but will collect more general information such as the way in which users reach our site, how they use it or a user’s general position.

Advertisers sometimes use their own Cookies to provide targeted advertising. For example, advertisers can use a profile that they have put together on other sites which you have visited before, so that they can present you with the most relevant notices during your visit to this site. If you live in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use this type of Cookie or how to choose not to receive them, you can visit the site www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you live in the United States and would like to know more, visit the site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

How does this site use Cookies and which Cookies does it use?

WordPress Cookies (Navigation Cookies): the function of these Cookies is exclusively to recognise users who have logged in, allowing them to navigate on the site, even in reserved areas.

Google Analytics (Technical third-party Cookies): The site uses this type of web analysis service supplied by Google Inc. to obtain aggregated-type statistical information, useful when assessing the use of the web site and the activities engaged in by the visitor. Google memorises the information collected by the Cookie on the server, which can also be located in the United States. Google reserves the right to transfer information collected with one of its Cookies to third parties whenever required by law or when the third party processes information on its behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data in Google’s possession with a view to obtaining a more detailed profile of the user. Further information on the management of privacy and/or the methods that can be used to refuse or eliminate Cookies is available on the URL: http://www.google.it/intl/it/analytics/privacyoverview.html. The user can disable the actions taken by Google Analytics on a selective basis, installing the opt-out component supplied by Google on his browser. To disable the collection of data by Google Analytics, we refer you to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Embedded contents (Third-party Cookies): The site sometimes uses, though not constantly, YouTube and Vimeo videos, contained in the social networks Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and in general, depending on whether they are needed, embedded contents of other platforms. We cannot control the Cookies that these third-party sites supply and for this reason you should find out more directly from each third party if you want greater control over these Cookies. Here are a number of useful links on Cookies policy adopted by the third parties named:

Google Fonts (Third-party Cookies): The site uses fonts from the Google Fonts service in some parts of the site. For information on the Cookies in question, here’s the link https://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Can a user block Cookies?

Every browser offers methods to limit or disable Cookies. For more information on the handling of Cookies visit the appropriate links:

Also remember that it is possible to navigate without the use of technical and profiling Cookies, by means of what is called incognito mode (or anonymous navigation) which is compatible with all the main browsers.

For further information and clarification, do not hesitate to contact us or visit the dedicated section on the Italian Data Protection Authority site: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/cookie