1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that some websites, while they’re being visited, can send to the address of the user who is browsing those sites. Cookies track the user’s path through the site and collect information anonymously, in order to improve the presentation and usability of the website. Cookies are mainly used to remember the user’s preferences, and they help provide better functionality and better interaction with your browser. For example, a cookie can remember the pages you visited, so that you can see marketing and advertising content that’s relevant to you. The “browser” is the software that lets you surf the internet, by displaying information and transferring it to the hard disk of your PC. If your browser’s preferences are set to accept cookies, then any website can send its cookie to your browser, but – to protect your privacy – the site can only examine the ones that it sent, and not cookies sent to your browser by other sites.

2. What cookies do we use?

Technical cookies: Technical cookies are used to transmit a communication over an electronic communications network, to the extent strictly necessary for the service provider of the information company which was explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the user to provide that service. These cookies can be broken down into the following types:

  • Functionality cookies: These cookies let the site “remember” the choices your make (for example your user name, the language used while browsing, etc.) and to tailor the site content to you. The information that this type of cookie collects can also be anonymous and there is no way they can track your browser’s activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website could not store your choices, or tailor your browsing session to you.
  • Navigation or session cookies: These ensure the normal browsing and use of the website (for example, they let you make a purchase or sign in to access reserved areas).
  • Analytics cookies: These are used for statistical analysis of accesses/visits to the site. Their purpose is purely statistical, and they collect information in aggregated form. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to enable the website to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie on the use of the website will be sent to, and stored on, Google’s servers in the USA. Google uses this information to track how the website is used, to compile reports on the level of activity on the website and to provide other services relating to the activity on the website and on Internet usage. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data by those companies for the purposes and with the methods indicated above.

3. Can I block cookies?

By using the privacy settings of your browser, you can block cookies from specific websites or you can block all cookies from all the websites you visit. Please consult the user guide for your browser.
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