What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment by visited websites; they are stored in the user’s terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user’s subsequent visits to those websites. Cookies are separated into technical and profiling cookies, depending on the function for which they are used, and into first-party and third-party cookies, depending on the person who installs them.
Technical cookies are those used exclusively for the purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service.” (see Section 122(1) of the Italian Privacy Code). Technical cookies can be grouped into browsing or session cookies (which allow users to navigate and use a website), analytics cookies (similar to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website) and functional cookies (allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language so as to improve the quality of the service). Users’ prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies.
Profiling cookies are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. Users’ consent is required in order to use profiling cookies.
Taking into account the different subjects that install cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the same manager of the website visited by the user, or a different site that installs cookies through the initial site, a distinction is made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
Cookies installed by this site.
This site installs the following third-party anonymous cookies, similar to technical cookies