Pursuant to Order No. 229 of 8 May 2014 of the Personal Data Protection Authority
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his/her terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites the next time the same user visits. While browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies on his terminal equipment that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site he is visiting may reside.
Cookies are distinguished, on the basis of their purpose, into 'technical' and 'profiling' cookies:
- Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service" (Art. 122, para. 1 of the Personal Data Protection Code). They are not used for any further purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or operator. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same. Users' prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to Article 13 of the Personal Data Protection Code remains unaffected, which the site operator, if it only uses such devices, may provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
- Profiling cookies are those aimed at creating profiles relating to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the web. European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express his/her valid consent. They are referred to in Article 122 of the Personal Data Protection Code where it provides that 'the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already stored is permitted only on condition that the contracting party or user has expressed his or her consent after having been informed in the simplified manner set out in Article 13(3)' (Article 122(1) of the Personal Data Protection Code).
With regard to their duration, a distinction can be made between 'session' and 'persistent' cookies:
- Session cookies are those that are temporary and disappear from the computer when the user leaves the site visited or closes the browser. They are usually stored in the computer's cache memory.
- Persistent cookies are those that remain on the user's computer even after the browser is closed and until they expire or the user deletes them. The expiry date is determined by the site that initiates them. They are often used to track user habits, so that when the user revisits the site, it reads the stored information and adapts to the user's preferences.
As to their authorship, a distinction can be made between 'own' and 'third-party' cookies:
- Own cookies are those sent by the operator of the website the user is visiting.
- Third party cookies are cookies that are sent, through the website that you are visiting, by a third party other than the operator of the website that you are visiting. These cookies are not under the control of the operator, and for more information about third party cookies, including a description of the purposes for which they are used, please visit the relevant policy pages.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
This site uses both its own and third-party technical and marketing cookies. The following table lists the cookies we use, their characteristics and purpose. You can select or deselect them as you wish, but please bear in mind that some of these cookies are necessary to view this site or to enable a safer, more efficient exploration of it.
Description and purpose
Used, with the user's consent, for marketing purposes such as creating user profiles and sending advertising messages
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").
You can prevent Google from tracking a cookie that is generated due to and in connection with your use of this website (including your IP address) and processing this data by downloading and installing this browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
|Cookie name||Part Three||Description and purpose||Duration|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gat||It manages the limit of requests (throttle) to the Google Analytics service.||10 minutes|
|_gat_shr_pageviews||Used for counting page views||1 hour|
|__utmt||It manages the limit of requests (throttle) to the Google Analytics service.||10 minutes|
|__utmc||Not used in the ga.js library. This cookie works in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether a user was in a new session/visit.||End of browser session|
|__utmv||Used to store custom data. This cookie is created when the _setCustomVar method is used.||2 years|
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON YOUR PC OR MAC
If you wish to allow cookies from our site, please follow the steps below,
- Click on 'Tools' at the top of the browser window and select Options
- Click on the 'Geek Stuff' tab , locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content Settings' button
- Now select 'Allow local data to be set'.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
- Click on 'Tools' at the top of the browser window and select 'Internet Options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab
- To activate cookies in your browser, make sure the privacy level is set to Medium or below,
- Click on 'Tools' at the top of the browser window and select 'Options'.
- Then select the Privacy icon
- Click on the Cog icon at the top of the browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click on 'Security', select the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'.
- Click 'Save'
How to manage cookies on Mac
If you wish to allow cookies from our site, please follow the steps below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
- Click on 'Explore' at the top of the browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' in the Receive Files section
- Select the 'Don't ask' option
Safari on OSX
- Click on 'Safari' at the top of the browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click 'Security' and then 'Accept Cookies'.
- Select 'Only from site'.
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
- Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of the browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Scroll down to Cookies under 'Privacy and Security'.
- Select 'Enable cookies only for source site'.
- Click on 'Menu' at the top of the browser window and select 'Settings'.
- Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
- Then select the option 'Accept Cookies ".