What are cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a text file that is stored on computers, tablets, cell phones and any device used to browse the Internet, which can store the user’s browsing information and preferences.
While browsing, we may collect information related to traffic flow and page visits on our website. Any information, obtained through cookies, will be treated and stored securely.
The purpose of using cookies is to personalize access to the website, optimizing navigation and operation of the site.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified into:
– Session cookies: which are removed when the user closes the browser and, therefore, are limited in duration to your visit;
– Permanent cookies: which remain on the device used to browse the Internet for a specified time. These cookies have typical expiration dates and, therefore, their duration varies depending on the cookie used.
– Proprietary Cookies and Third Party Cookies: depending on whether they belong to the website owner or a third party.
We use the following categories of cookies for our websites and other online services:
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to navigate our websites and use the various functions (for example, they allow the user to access the private area of the website).
2. Analytics cookies (so-called Analytics cookies)
In order to analyze how the websites are used, we use the web analytics service Google Analytics provided by Google. Specifically, Google Analytics usesicookies (both temporary and permanent) for the purpose of collecting, in an anonymous form, information about how users use our website (including IP addresses) that will be transmitted by the user’sbrowser to Google’s servers based in the United States. The information collected will be used by Google for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity useful to website operators, and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this information on Google’s behalf.
It should be noted that Google adheres to the privacy principles contained in the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the U.S., which defines secure and shared rules for the processing of personal data carried out to companies on U.S. soil. For more information on Safe Harbor regulations check the U.S. Department of Commerce website.
More information regarding the Google Analytics service and the procedures to follow to disable cookies can be found at the following link:http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
This data does not identify you personally: all data collected is aggregated and as such anonymous.
3. Third Party and Social Media Cookies
Some pages on our website allow you to share our content on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Other pages allow viewing of Youtube videos.
Still others allow the Facebook wall and Twitter timeline to be displayed via widgets.
4. Cookie acceptance use
At any time, you may refuse to accept all or some of the cookies used by this website by simply selecting, on your browser, the settings that allow you to reject them.
Each browser has specific configuration instructions. More information regarding the procedures to follow to disableicookie can be found on the browser provider’s website.
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5049
To disable only the use of Google Analytics cookies , you can use the add-on made available by Google at the following link by following the opt-out procedure indicated by Googlehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it
By disabling cookies, you can still use some parts of the website, but some services may not be usable.
As noted earlier, the duration of cookies depends on their nature: session cookies expire when the user closes the browser; persistent cookies have typical expiration dates that, barring special exceptions, do not exceed 20 years.
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies,” small text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our site (including your IP address) will be forwarded to a Google server in the United States (USA) and stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports about activities on the site for site operators, and to provide additional services regarding site and internet usage. This information may also be transferred to third parties if regulations or applicable laws require it or if these third parties process data on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data. You may refuse the installation of cookies by using the settings in your browser program; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this site. By using this site you declare your consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes stated above. It should be noted that Google adheres to the privacy principles contained in the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the U.S., which defines secure and shared rules for the processing of personal data carried out to companies on U.S. soil. More information regarding the Google Analytics service and the procedures to follow to disable cookies can be found at the following link:http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.