What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that websites send when a user’s browser loads a particular website. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website server. When browsing a website, you can get cookies even from other websites or servers (so-called “third party cookies”), which run elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, links to specific pages in other domains) on the page being loaded. Cookies, usually found in users’ browsers in very large number and sometimes very persistent, are used for different purposes: information authentications, session monitoring, storing information about specific configurations regarding users who access the server, etc.
What are the main types of Browser Cookies?
The provision dated 8 May 2014 issued by the Privacy Authority has distinguished two main categories: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information company explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code). They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed by the website owner or operator. They can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which guarantee standard website browsing and use (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate for access to restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when directly used by the website operator to collect aggregated information about the number of users and how they visit the website; functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve service.
Under the current regulations, the installation of such cookies does not required a prior consent of the user.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user’s profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user when surfing the net. Given the considerable invasiveness that such widgets may have in the private sphere of the users, the European and Italian legislation requires the user to be properly informed on the use of such cookies and express their valid consent. Article 122 of the Privacy Code provides that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or a user or access to information already stored, are allowed only on condition that the contractor or the user has given consent after having been informed by the simplified procedures referred to in Article 13 of the Privacy Code, paragraph 3”.
Session and Persistent Cookies
Session Cookies contain information that is used in your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing is stored on your computer over the period of use of the website.
Persistent Cookies are employed to store user’s preferences, for technical purposes and to make the site easier to navigate. This data allows websites to recognize that you are a previous user or visitor and adapts accordingly. “Persistent” cookies have a life span set by the website which may vary from a few minutes to several years.
Website owner and third party cookies
We point out the need to take account of the different subject installing cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the operator of the website that you are browsing (which may be briefly referred to as “publisher” or “owner”) or of a different website that installs cookies through the first one (so-called “third-party”).
There will therefore be:
Cookies belonging to the Owner, created and readable from the website that created them.
Cookies belonging to third parties, which are created and readable from domains external to the website and whose data are stored at the third party.
In order to process such data collection our partner may find it necessary to place a cookie (a small text file) on your computer. For more information on this type of service based on user’s preferences, arising from third-party cookies, you can visit the websites of third parties at the links listed below.
Cookies used by this website, their main features and how to opt out of each cookie
This website may send you the cookies listed and briefly described below, for the purposes hereafter defined.
Owner’s technical cookies
They are used to operate our CMS platform. They do not gather information that is private, personal or otherwise, and are intended as “session” cookies, that is, they are removed automatically when you close the window.
Major third-party Cookies
WooCommerce recently viewed: cookie that remembers which products the user has previously viewed on the website.
Enable and disable cookies through your browser
The user is free to withhold consent to the use of any cookie. It is understood that if you decide to disable any technical cookies your browsing experience can also be affected to the point that it may become impossible to exploit the actual website functions.
Each browser has different settings and procedures for managing cookies.
Below you will find specific links to access and change the settings of your browser.
Alternatively, you can refuse consent to the use of one or more cookies by using the following form: