On May 2011 The European Parliament issued a new privacy lay obliging websites to obtain consent from users to use cookies concerning the services offered. The EU Cookie Law (European Law on Cookies) was adopted also in Italy, where it came into force the following year, precisely on June 1, 2012 by means of Legislative Decrees No. 69/2012 and No. 70/2012. This website uses cookies to make its services as efficient and user-friendly as possible. Therefore, when visiting this website, a small amount of information is placed on the user’s device in the form of small text files called “cookies”, that are stored on the web browser directory of the user. There are different types of cookies, whose main purpose is essentially improving operation and enabling specific features of the website. Cookies are used to improve the user’s browsing experience and, specifically, in order to:

  • browse efficiently through different sections of the website;
  • store user names and preferred options;
  • prevent users from entering multiple times the same data (e.g. a user name and password) while browsing;
  • measure the service use by users, in order to optimize both the services and the browsing experience;
  • provide targeted advertising based upon the user’s interests and behavior while browsing.

There are different types of cookies. The following are those used in this website together with a description of their intended use.

Technical cookies
These cookies are needed for the proper operation of some sections of the website. They include both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. If they are missing, the website or specific parts of it may not work properly; as a result, they are always used, regardless of the user’s preferences. These cookies are always sent by our domain.

Analytic cookies
These cookies are used to collect information on how our website is used. Such information is used by the data collector to perform statistical analyses, to improve and simplify the website use, and also to monitor its proper operation. These cookies collect anonymous data on the activity of users, how they arrived on the site and what pages they visited. These cookies are sent either by our website or by third-party domains.

Third-party tracking cookies
These cookies are used to collect information on how visitors use the website, on the keywords used to reach the website, on the websites visited by users and on the origin of the traffic which visitors come from. All this information is stored for marketing campaigns. The data collector may use these data to produce reports and improve the website. These cookies collect data anonymously and are sent either by our website or by third-party domains.

Third-party functionality cookies
These cookies are used to integrate third-party functionalities on the website, such as comment forms or social network icons enabling visitors to share the content of the site. This type of cookies may be sent either by partner site domains or by sites offering the functionalities included in the site itself.

The data collector is not required to ask for the user’s consent for technical cookies, since they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service. Pursuant to current legislation, users may express their consent for other types of cookie by using specific configurations of the browser and easy-to-use IT programs or devices. The data collector reminds users that cookie preferences can be changed at any time. It is also possible to disable cookies from the browser at any time, but this might prevent users from accessing certain areas of the website.

Third-party websites

This website contains links to other websites that have their own privacy policies. These privacy policies may be different from the data collector’s policies, who therefore is not responsible for third-party sites. Pursuant to Article 122, subsection 2 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, consent to use these cookies is given by users through the individual settings they have freely chosen for the browser used to access the website, subject to the possibility for users to inform the data controller at any time of their wishes regarding the data managed through the cookies which the browser has accepted.

Third-party privacy policies

The website does not have any type of control over cookies used by third parties. For further information, please refer to third-party privacy policies and to the options allowing deactivation of data collection. Users, however, can disable cookies directly from their browsers.

For additional information on how to disable cookies, please find hereafter the browser configuration links:

  1. Additional information on how to disable cookies in Firefox
  2. Additional information on how to disable cookies in Chrome
  3. Additional information on how to disable cookies in Internet Explorer
  4. Additional information on how to disable cookies in Safari
  5. Additional information on how to disable cookies in Opera

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