COOKIES POLICY

The software applications used may contain cookie technology. Cookies are mainly used to facilitate your browsing through the website. Cookies may provide information on browsing within the website and allow some services that need the path you have taken through the website's pages to be identified. Access to the portal, regardless of whether there is a cookie, entails the recording of your type of browser, operating system (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux, etc.), Host and URL, as well as data on the requested page. You still have a way to configure your browser so that you are informed when a cookie is received and can decide to delete it. More information on cookies can be found on the website of your browser developer.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files generated by the websites you visit and stored on your computer. They contain session data which can be used in the website later. These data allow the website to retain your information as you move from one page to another and also to analyse how you interact with the website.

Cookies are safe and will not harm your devices. They can only store information that is given by your browser concerning access in the browser itself or information that is included in the requested page. They cannot transform into code and cannot be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts the information contained in a cookie, only that website can read the information. More information on cookies can be found on the websites:www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies can perform various functions, such as enabling efficient navigation between different pages and generally improve your visit to the website. The Data Controller reserves the right to use cookies, with your consent where the applicable law or regulations allow this, for easier navigation on this website and to customise the information that appears. The Data Controller also reserves the right to use similar systems to collect information about the website's users, such as the type of internet browser and operating system used, for statistics or security purposes.

2. Types of Cookies

Session cookies and persistent cookies

Cookies are divided into session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies contain the information used in your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Nothing is stored on your computer after the period you use the website (ASP.NET_SessionId and language)

The session cookies used are designed to speed up analysis of internet traffic and facilitate access to the services offered by the website. Session cookies are mainly used during authentication, authorisation and navigation in the services you access via registration. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can set your computer to refuse them or to alert you when they are stored. If you refuse cookies, some of the features of this website may not work correctly and some services might not be available. The use of session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session data, which are necessary to enable safe and efficient browsing of the website. Such data are technical in nature, temporary and are not collected to identify you. However, because of the way they function and if combined with other data held by third parties (e.g. your internet provider), they may enable you to be identified. First-party cookies can only be read by the domain that created them.

Persistent Cookies (such as ASPXANONYMOUS), however, are used to store information that is used between one access to the website and another or used for technical purposes and to improve navigation on the website. Such data allows websites to recognise that you are a known user or returning visitor and adapt accordingly. The duration of Persistent cookies is set by the website and can vary from a few minutes to several years. They are therefore stored until they expire or are deleted.

Technical Cookies and Profiling Cookies

Technical cookies are those used exclusively to carry out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service (see Article 122 (1) of the Privacy Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website's owner or manager. These include, for example, function cookies which allow the user to browse the website according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to you. Analytics Cookies are similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the website.

Profiling cookies are designed to create a profile about you the user and are used to send advertising messages that are consistent with the preferences you expressed while surfing the net. Given the particular invasiveness of these cookies on your privacy, EU and Italian law requires that you be properly informed about their use so that you are able to express your valid consent.

First-party or third-party cookies 

Cookies can be divided into first-party cookies, which belong to the website that created them, and third-party cookies, which are created by external domains and the related data are stored by the third party.

Third-party cookies are created and can be read by domains outside of this website. The software creates a cookie to generate usage statistics. Data generated by this cookie are stored by Google Inc.

For more information on how Google Analytics cookies work, please see the official documentation provided by Google at this web address: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

3. How can I disable cookies?

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can also choose not to accept them. If you do not want your computer to receive and store cookies, you can change the security settings on your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) There are different ways to manage cookies and other tracking technology. If you change your browser settings, you can accept or refuse cookies or decide to receive an alert before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You can delete all the cookies installed in your browser's cookie folder. Each browser has a different way of managing settings.

Click on one of the links below to get specific instructions:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click on the 'Tools' icon in the top right hand corner and select 'Internet options'. In the pop up window, select 'Privacy'. You can change your cookie settings here or by using this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Google Chrome
Click on the wrench in the top right hand corner and select 'Settings'. Select 'Show advanced settings' ('Under the hood') and change the 'Privacy' settings. You can change your cookie settings here or by using the link https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Mozilla Firefox
Select 'Options' from the drop-down menu located in the top left hand corner. In the pop up window, select 'Privacy'. You can change your cookie settings here or by using the link http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Apple Safari
Select 'Preferences' from the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner. Select 'Security'. You can change your cookie settings here or by using the link http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html
If you do not use one of the browsers listed above, select "cookie" in the relevant section of the guide to find out where your cookie folder is located.

Disabling Flash cookies
Click on the link below to change the settings for Flash cookies.

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html#118539

To disable analytics cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing, download the add-on for your browser to deactivate Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.