What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that a site sends to the computer of a user who connects to it. They are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites on the next visit by the same users. Users while browsing within a site may also receive cookies on their computers that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”) from the site visited, on which some elements that are present on the site you are visiting may reside (for example images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains).
What cookies are used for
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes: storing information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, session tracking, performing computer authentication, etc.
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies: “technical cookies”, “analytical cookies”, “profiling cookies” and “third party cookies”.
Technical cookies” are used to navigate or provide a service requested by the user, and are not used for any other purpose. They are usually installed directly by the owner or operator of the website.
They can be catalogued in:
“analytical cookies”: they are used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site. They can be assimilated to technical cookies (see also the section “Analytical cookies”).
“functionality cookies”: they allow users to navigate according to a series of selected criteria such as, for example, the language and the products selected for a purchase, in order to improve the service provided;
“navigation or session cookies”: they guarantee normal navigation and use of the site by users . They allow, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access reserved areas;
The purpose of “analytical cookies” is to collect information on the use of the site, to improve and simplify its use and to monitor the correct functioning of the site itself.
This website uses Google Analytics, a tool offered by Google which is used to understand how visitors interact with the contents of a website. Google’s service may use a set of cookies to collect information and generate statistics on website usage without providing Google with any personal information about individual visitors.
The main cookie used is “__ga”.
Click here to view all possible cookies used by Google Analytics.
Click here to disable Google Analytics selectively by installing the Google opt-out component on your browser.
Profiling cookies” are used to track the navigation of users within a site, creating profiles on their choices, tastes, habits, etc.. They can be used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the users themselves when they surf the web.
Users can personalize their choices regarding profiling cookies by clicking on https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
Third party cookies
Third-Party Cookies” are sent to your terminal from a site other than the one you are visiting, and may be used to integrate third-party features such as social network icons that allow users to share content).
This site contains links to other websites, which in turn have their own privacy and cookie policies. It may be different from the one adopted by this site, and consequently this site is not responsible for third party sites.
How to disable cookies
Here’s how to disable cookies through your browser. Below are the guides for the main browsers you use to disable cookies.