Why do we provide you with this information?
In this section, which we kindly ask you to read in full even if it is a bit long, we provide you with all the useful information on how cookies are used by this site, where they come from, and why they are used.
Although this is technical information, we have endeavoured to use simple language because we want you to understand exactly what it is all about.
We therefore ask you to make a small effort to know what happens to your computer system when it connects to our site.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your PC, tablet, smartphone or other terminal device (hereinafter referred to as the Device) when you access our website or application in order to record certain information about your visit as well as to create a system to recognise you at later times.
Pixel tags (also called GIFs, web beacons or simply pixels) are small blocks of code through which the web page or application on which they are placed can perform tasks such as reading and placing cookies and transmitting information to us or our partners. The related connection may include information such as the IP address of a device, the time the pixel was displayed, an identifier associated with the browser or device, and the type of browser used. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store and retrieve data on a user’s computer, mobile phone or other device. In practice, a cookie can be said to be a kind of “memory” through which a website is able to recognise a specific user and associate information of various kinds, such as browsing habits, with him or her for different purposes.
The information we obtain relates to the number of pages you visit, the language, the place from which you access, the frequency and repetition of visits, the duration of the visit, the browser or Device through which you connect or access the application.
In the course of browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies on his or her device that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third-party” cookies). This happens because the site you are visiting may contain elements such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains residing on different servers than the one you are currently visiting.
What are cookies used for?
There are cookies that are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of specific information about users accessing that particular web page.
For example, cookies support or activate protection functions. With access approval, if someone accesses your account from a browser you have not previously used, we may block that person and ask them for further information. In addition, they allow you to implement access notifications, i.e. to alert you when we register suspicious accesses to your account so that you can disable all active sessions or guide you in typing your usernames and passwords, noting if you mistakenly type any characters other than the ones you entered in the last login.
For all these reasons, cookies are useful to us, for the good and proper functioning of websites and, above all, for you to navigate with ease and security.
What does the legislation provide for?
The discipline concerning the use of so-called “cookies” and other similar tools (web beacons, web bugs – clear GIFs – etc.) in devices (personal computers, smartphones, notebooks, tablets, etc.) used by users was changed following the implementation of Directive 2009/136 that amended the e-Privacy Directive (2002/5/EC).
Recently, the Privacy Authority also intervened on the matter by approving the New Guidelines on Cookies and Tracking Tools (published in the Official Journal no. 163 of 9 July 2021), which updated the previous ones dated 2014. The update became necessary as a result of the innovations introduced by Reg. EU concerning Privacy Policies and with the aim of strengthening the users’ decision-making power with regard to the use of their personal data when surfing online.
According to the aforementioned Guidelines, it has been confirmed that the user’s consent is NOT required if the site uses only “technical cookies”, i.e. if these are used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of an electronic communication, or to the extent strictly necessary to provide an online service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. They are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website and are not used for any other purposes.
It is therefore NOT necessary to obtain the prior and informed consent of the user, and therefore the website operator can safely manage them, regarding:
- Browsing or “session” cookies , i.e. those cookies that are necessary for the normal use of the website and its services by enabling, for example, authentication to restricted areas or making it possible to carry out a purchase. They are deleted when the user leaves the web page or closes the application.
- “Functional’ cookies, i.e. those cookies that, although not essential, improve the functionality of the site because they allow the user to express persistent preferences regarding certain aspects of navigation, e.g. selecting the navigation language, storing certain favourite products in the shopping cart when shopping online, etc.)
- “Analytics or statistical” cookies, which are considered technical cookies where they are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users visiting the site and how they visit it.
On the other hand, specific user consent is required for profiling cookies, the purpose of which is to trace specific actions or recurring behavioural patterns in the use of the offered functions back to identified or identifiable subjects, in order to group them into homogeneous groups according to the various profiles obtained, and allow the Controller to customise the provision of the service beyond what is strictly necessary and to send targeted advertising in line with the choices and preferences highlighted by the user during his or her web browsing.
How do we manage cookies on our site?
By default, when you first access our website, no cookies, or tools, other than technical ones will be placed on your device. Nor will any other active (e.g. third-party cookies) or passive (e.g. fingerprinting) tracking technique be used without your prior consent, in accordance with applicable law.
The first time you access the site, a banner with the default settings – i.e. no cookies other than technical cookies – will appear. If you wish to continue your navigation without being tracked in any way, simply close the banner by clicking on the ‘X’ in the top right-hand corner.
If you wish to accept being tracked, in order for your consent to be free, specific, informed and unambiguous, you may freely exercise your choice on cookies in a specific manner by clicking on “manage your preferences”. In this case you are free to give your consent by accepting all types of cookies or only some of them, except for technical cookies, which will already be active.
Your choices not to receive cookies as well as your preferences to use certain cookies will be recorded and the choice will not be offered again to you the next time you access the site except under the following circumstances:
- When the processing conditions of our Site or “Third Parties” have changed significantly, a new banner will be displayed for the specific information purpose.
- When it is impossible for the Site to know whether a cookie has already been stored on your device.
- When 6 months have elapsed since the previous submission of the banner.
Our site does not make use of scrolling techniques (i.e. the simple scrolling down of the cursor by the User on the web page) or cookie walls (i.e. when the User is obliged without alternative to accept cookies, making it impossible to navigate on the site otherwise).
You can change your choices at any time, i.e. revoke a previously given consent or express a previously denied consent as easily as before, through the link you will find in the dedicated area “Review your cookie choices” located in the footer of the home page. Here you can analytically choose which functionalities, third parties and cookies you want to be installed.
However, in the event that you have requested registration on our website (e.g. with the Panel), we will not cross-reference your browsing data across multiple devices without first obtaining your consent.
What cookies are installed on our site?
We have installed technical and session cookies that are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and disappear when the browser is closed.
The use of such cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the site.
We have implemented an application that allows us to automatically extract the data entered in contact forms or in requests for newsletters to create a database to be used for commercial or promotional communications (Mailchimp or others).
It is simply a utility to manage multiple daily contact requests.
We have also implemented a tool that enables us to store the consents you provide and which, therefore, makes use of functional cookies. Please note that in any case, the maintenance and updating of the contact database is entrusted to natural persons who, on the instructions of the Controller and under the responsibility of the latter, check that each piece of data in the lists corresponds to a data subject/user who has given his or her explicit authorisation for the purpose for which the database is set up.
Finally, we inform you that browsing the Site may also involve the release of third-party cookies. These cookies, in particular, are sent to the user’s terminal by third-party companies. In such cases, however, the Owner is exempt from any form of liability in this respect since the operation of such cookies is the full and exclusive responsibility of those third-party companies.
In any case, given the interpretation of the Privacy Authority on this point, we would like to inform you that the Site makes use of third-party cookies. These include:
Google Analytics is used to measure site performance (most/least viewed pages, most/least clicked items, number of newsletter subscriptions, new registered users, most searched words, etc.).
We use data minimisation measures in order to reduce the identifying power of analytics cookies in the event that they are used by third parties.
In order to avoid Analytics cookies being used as direct identifiers of a specific device, the Site provides for the possibility of the same cookie being referable not only to one but to several devices. This creates reasonable uncertainty as to the computer identity of the person accessing the site, masking for third parties at least the fourth component of the IP address.
Please note, however, that the use of analytics cookies is limited to the production of aggregate statistics with reference to the individual site or mobile application. This is in order to prevent tracking of the subject’s surfing when accessing from different devices or surfing different websites.
In this page http://www.google.com/intl/it/analytics/privacyoverview.html you can find more information about the Google Analytics service.
With GOOGLE ANALYTICS the IP address of users will be anonymised.
The list of cookies used by GOOGLE ANALYTICS can be found at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
This site makes use of social network plug-ins such as Facebook and Instagram.
On the site there are special “buttons” (called social buttons/widgets) depicting the icons of social networks; these buttons allow users when browsing the site, with a simple click, to interact directly with those social networks.
Facebook – Instagram
Once the user visits the page(s) containing these plug-ins, the browser will automatically connect to the provider of the chosen plug-in.
This will consequently acquire information about the pages of the website visited by the user and the IP address. If during the visit to the site the user is connected to social services such as Facebook – Instagram, or others, the visit can be linked to their individual account.
So if, for example, the user uses the plug-in by clicking on the respective buttons, the above-mentioned information will automatically be sent to or stored by the social media service provider.
Even in the event that the user does not have any Instagram, Facebook or other social accounts that may be active, or has taken care to log out of these services beforehand, there is nevertheless the possibility that even the IP address alone may be stored by these providers. The purposes and aims of such processing by means of plug-ins are determined exclusively by the providers of the plug-ins themselves.
The Facebook social plug-in is operated by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) an analytical illustration of the individual plug-ins provided can be found at the following link: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
To block the collection and transmission of the user’s data by means of Facebook plug-ins, we recommend using the appropriate programs, such as the add-on available at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.
The Instagram plug-in can be found at the following link https://www.instagram.com/developer/embedding/
Please note that Instagram is one of Facebook’s products, operated by Facebook Inc.
The LinkedIn social plug-in is operated by LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
An analytical illustration of the individual plug-ins provided can be found at the following link. https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins
Below are direct links to the policies of the individual social service providers as well as specific information on the plug-ins used here.
The YouTube social plug-in is operated by YouTube LLC (901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA).
The cookies it manages on the site are as follows and operate in the case of video sharing:
“VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE”, valid for approximately 8 months, associated with the estimated bandwidth of each video played and the IP address.
“use_hitbox”, session validity, increases the number of views when the video has been watched.
“PREF’, valid for 10 years, stores user preferences when a video is shared.
However, if you do not wish to receive any type of cookie on your computer, either from this site or from others, in addition to following the procedures set out above regarding consent, you can raise the privacy protection level of your browser using the appropriate function as explained in more detail in the following paragraph.
Our site is accessible even if you have set a high protection level on your browser.
We warn you, however, that we are rarely able to rule out the possibility that such an operation may affect your full enjoyment of the website.
How can you disable cookies?
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can also choose not to accept them.
If you do not wish your computer to receive and store cookies, you can change your browser settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, MozillaFirefox, Safari, etc.).
By changing your browser settings, you can accept or reject cookies or decide to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You can delete all cookies installed in the cookie folder of your browser.
Each browser has different procedures for managing settings.
Solely as an aid to you and without these indications being exhaustive, the following are links to the main browsers currently on the market for changing session settings:
Internet Explorer Click the “tools” icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Internet Options”. In the pop-up window, select “Privacy”.
Here you can adjust your cookie settings or you can do it via the link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Click the spanner in the top right corner and select “settings”. Now select “Show advanced settings” (Under the hood) and change the settings in “Privacy”. Here you can adjust your cookie settings or you can do it via the link https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl-en&answer-95647&p-cpc_cookies
From the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner, select “Options”. In the pop-up window select “Privacy”. Here you can adjust your cookie settings or you can do it via the link
http://support.mozilla.org/enUS/kb/Enabling and disabling cookies
From the drop-down settings menu in the top right-hand corner, select “Preferences”. Select “Security”. Here you can adjust your cookie settings or you can do it via the link
Click on the link below to change your Flash cookie settings
Google Analytics cookies
To uninstall analytics cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing, download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
Please also note that you always have the option of manually removing cookies already installed on your fixed or mobile device.
How long do cookies remain active and how long do we keep the data?
We keep the data extracted from cookies for a time corresponding to their expiry and in any case, for marketing cookies, no longer than two years after their acquisition unless they relate to an active service
Below are the cookies used by our site:
_ga cookie, installato da Google Analytics, segnala visitatori, sessioni e dati di connessione e traccia le modalità di utilizzo del sito, consentendo la creazione di report. Produce informazioni anonime e assegna all’utente un numero identificativo casuale
_gid cookie installato da Google Analytics sconserva informazioni su come il sito viene fruito dall’utente. Consente la creazione di un report descrittivo delle performance del sito, inclusi il numero di visitatori, le loro risorse, le pagine visitate etc. I dati sono anonimi
_gat cookie installato da Google Analytics è impostato da Google per distinguere gli utenti
il cookie è impostato da Active Campaign per registrare quale pagina l’utente ha visitato per la prima volta
Stores the current language. By default, this cookie is set only for logged-in users. If you enable the language cookie to support AJAX filtering, this cookie will also be set for users who are not logged in.