What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are saved on a user’s device when visiting a website.
Each time a user returns, the cookies are sent to the website that created them (first-party cookies) or to another website that recognizes them (third-party cookies).
They have different purposes: for example, to ensure users can browse efficiently between pages and in general improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that online advertising is tailored to the user and his or her interests.
According to their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into two categories: technical cookies and behavioral (profiling) cookies.
a. Technical Cookies
These cookies can be divided into: persistent or session cookies which guarantee normal browsing and use of the website (for example, allowing users to carry out a purchase or authentication for access to restricted areas); analytic cookies which are used directly by the website publisher to gather information on the number of users and on how the users visit the website; functional cookies which allow the user to browse, based on a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase, or those included in favorite lists) in order to improve the service provided to the user.
No prior consent is required by the user for the installation of such cookies, whereas there is an obligation to inform the user regarding which cookies are saved and used.
b. Behavioral (profiling) Cookies
Behavioral cookies are aimed at creating user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user while browsing the internet. Given that these cookies can be considered invasive for a user’s privacy, European and Italian regulations require that the user must be adequately informed on the existence and use of these cookies and he/she must express consent to their use.
Which cookies are saved by our website
Our website saves the following cookies:
|PHPSESSID||Saved when, via the browser, the visitor enters a website implemented using PHP technology. This cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.||Technical Cookie (session)|
|displayCookieConsent||Ensures tracking of the fact that the visitor has read the short disclosure and has chosen to continue browsing the website.||Technical Cookie|
|_ga, _gat||Allow information on website use and performance to be collected, for statistical purposes.||Analytic Cookie|
|qtrans_front_language||This cookie is used by the CMS to save the selected setup settings set by the user. The saved data does not collect information on the user identity.||Technical Cookie|
|pvc_visits(0)||This cookie is created by post-views-counter plugin.|
It counts the number of visits to a post.
The cookie is used to prevent repeat views of a post by a visitor.
Third-party Behavioral (profiling) Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics and its cookies to monitor visitors’ behavior (anonymously) and to measure the website’s performance.
To learn more on Google Analytics cookies, follow this link
Visitors who do not want Google Analytics cookies can prevent them being saved on their computer by using “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on”, made available by Google at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. To activate the add-on, which prevents the system from sending data on website visits, install it by following the instructions on the screen, then close and reopen the browser.
How to disable cookies
As well as the above information on disabling third-party cookies, we point out to visitors that they can authorize, block or delete cookies (fully or partially) via specific browser functions.
It should be noted that if technical cookies are removed or blocked (which we remind you do not violate a visitor’s privacy), some parts of the website may not be fully accessible and some website functions may not be available or may not function correctly.
To learn more on how to manage cookie browser settings consult the following links: