What are cookies and what are they for?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and that only that server will be able to retrieve or read its content. It contains some anonymous information and allows the website to remember some data.

There are several types of cookies, which can be defined as follows:

Technical cookies (which do NOT require your consent): they are necessary for the operation of the site and allow you to access its functions (so-called browser cookies) and are mostly session cookies. We may also use functional cookies that allow you to save your preferences and settings, improving your browsing experience on our site (e.g. remember you as registered user of the site when you select the “Remember Me” function; linking to the section of the site in the language you choose, if any, or according to the country from which you are accessing; remembering your preferences in terms of whether or not to accept profiling cookies). In order to ensure their functionality and to be able to remember your preferences, these cookies are not deleted when you close your browser; however, they have a maximum default duration (up to a maximum of 2 years) and after the default period of time they are automatically deactivated. These cookies and the data they collect are not used for any other purpose. We do not need your consent to install technical cookies; we install them automatically after you access the site or request certain features (e.g. by selecting “remember me”). At any time, you can always decide to disable them by changing your browser settings. However, in this case, you may not be able to view our site correctly.

Profiling cookies (which require your CONSENT)our site uses third-party services that may include the installation of profiling cookies, which can only be installed with your prior consent.

The cookies defined as profiling by the Data Protection Authority for the protection of personal data may include various categories of cookies, including advertising profiling cookies, retargeting cookies, social cookies and analytical cookies that are not limited to aggregate statistical analysis.

(i) Advertising profiling cookies: create user profiles to display advertisements in line with your preferences as you browse the Internet; (ii) Retargeting cookies: send advertisements to offer you products similar to those you have expressed interest in (for example, showing you the products you have viewed on our site when you browse affiliate sites), or allow you to measure the effectiveness of our or third party advertising campaign; (iii) Analytical cookies: keep track of your choices on the site and your browsing to perform statistical analysis by us and third parties, keeping track of your preferences and your on-line behaviour and to propose personalised messages; (iv) Social cookies: the site also allows some social networks (eg, Facebook, Twitter) to install their own cookies using their plug-ins. These cookies are managed directly by these third parties and may also be used to display you on other sites advertising messages in line with your preferences.

Types of cookies used by our website:

Our website uses technical cookies:

displaycookieconsent

This cookie saves your acceptance of cookies in the banner.

PHPSESSID

This technical cookie handles PHP server sessions.


Our site uses analytical cookies that do not require your consent for their installation because they are technical or functional cookies which are used anonymously. In particular, this site makes use of:

  • Google Analytics: this is a service which installs cookies to collect information on how visitors use the website, including the number of visitors, the websites from which they arrive and which pages they visit on our website. We use this information to create reports and improve our website; this enables us, for instance, to detect errors encountered by users and assure efficient browsing, so that they can find the content they are looking for. In general, these cookies remain on the visitor’s computer until they are deleted.

The following cookies are installed by Google Analytics:

_utma

this records the user’s first and most recent visit, and allows us to distinguish one time visitors from repeat visitors.

_utmb

_utmc

These cookies work together to determine the duration of a user’s visit to a website.

_utmz

this cookie tracks information which includes a visitor’s origin, which search engine they use, which keywords they use, and their geographical location.

_ga

This cookie distinguishes unique visitors and assigns a random number to them as a client identifier. It is included in every web page request and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for use in website analysis reports.

_gat

This cookie is used to limit the frequency of requests by limiting data collection on high traffic websites.

_gid

this cookie identifies the session.

Further information about privacy and how to deny or delete this type of cookie is available at: http://www.google.com/intl/it_ALL/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google in his or her browser.
To disable data collection by Google Analytics, refer to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptou

Our website uses third party services which may install profiling cookies, for which your consent is required.

In detail:

  • Google Maps: We use interactive Google maps because they provide a convenient way for visitors to find us. We integrate Google Maps tools into our website in the knowledge that Google observes its own privacy policy and terms of service.

The following cookies are installed by Google Maps:

1P_JAR

These cookies are used by Google to save the user’s preferences and information every time they visit web pages containing geographical maps, so as to provide targeted publicity for the user.

CONSENT

OGPC

ANID

NID

For further information about the use of cookies by Google Maps and how to control them, go to the official web page: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/.