Below there is a general introduction on cookies, to facilitate the understanding of the information.
Cookies are small text strings sent to the terminal (usually the browser) by the websites visited by the user, to be stored before being retransmitted to the same websites at the next visit of the same user.
When browsing a website, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), that may contain some elements (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the website visited by the user.
Cookies usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with very long temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc.
The Guarantor for the protection of personal data identified two macro-categories in its Provision of May 8th, 2014: technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting communication by means of an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information company service specifically requested by the contractor or by the user to provide such service”. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the Data Controller or manager of the website. They can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which guarantee the normal browsing and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytic cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website; functional cookies, which allow browsing according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
In order to install these cookies there is an obligation to provide information, while the prior consent of users is not required.
Profiling cookies are instead aimed at creating user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user as part of network browsing. European and Italian legislation provide that the user must be properly informed on their use and express his valid consent, due to fact that these cookies may invade users’ privacy.
The subjective element must also be taken into consideration. It is necessary to take into account the different subject that installs cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether he is the same operator of the site visited by the user (which can be briefly referred to as “publisher”) or a different website that installs cookies through the first one (so called “third parties”).
This website uses only third-party analytic cookies and in particular:
- Google Analytics
Both are anonymous and do not provide user profiling.
Google Analytics is a free Google tool that allows you to gather information on the use and browsing experience of users regarding the website.
We use this information to optimize the content and elements of the website without collecting any personal information from users whose IP address data is recorded anonymously.
- Place of processing: USA
ShinyStat is a statistical service that allows gathering and aggregating information on the behavior and use of the website by users who visit it.
- Place of processing: Italy
Google Analytics cookies can be disabled through the appropriate additional component installed in the browser or by clicking on the following link.
Disable Google Analytics cookies https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it
ShinyStat cookies can be disabled by clicking on the following link.
Disable ShinyStat cookies https://www.shinystat.com/it/opt-out_free.html
Browsers are usually enabled to accept cookies from websites. However it is possible to control and disable cookies through the settings of each browser. This restriction may compromise some features of this website.
As an alternative, you can disable the receipt of cookies from specific suppliers through the tool available on the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/