Definitions, Types, and Legal Application

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by the user send and store on their computer or mobile device, to be later transmitted back to the same sites during subsequent visits. Cookies may also contain a unique identifier code that allows tracking of users’ navigation within the site for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations might not be possible without the use of cookies, which in certain cases are therefore technically necessary for the proper functioning of the site. For more information about cookies and their general functions, users can visit informative websites like Cookies can be set directly by the site or web server the user is visiting, or they can come from the website whose address the user typed and displayed in the URL window. While navigating a site, the user’s device may also receive cookies from sites or web servers different from the one they are visiting (so-called third-party cookies). There are various types of cookies based on their characteristics and functions, and these can remain on the user’s computer for different periods of time: for instance, session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed, while persistent cookies remain on the device until a predetermined expiration. According to the current and applicable regulations in Italy, user consent isn’t always required for the use of cookies. Specifically, technical cookies, which are used solely for the purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for providing a service explicitly requested by the user, do not require such consent. Similarly, user consent isn’t required for functional cookies, used to remember choices made by a user during site access, such as language, and for analytical cookies, used to collect information in aggregated form about the number of users and how they visit the site. When tools are adopted to reduce the identifying power of cookies and, in the case of third-party cookies, they don’t cross-reference the collected information with others, user consent is not required. For profiling cookies, aimed at creating user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by users while browsing the web, the user’s prior consent is required. User consent is also required for third-party analytical cookies when tools that reduce the identifying power of cookies are not adopted, and the third party crosses the collected information with other data it already possesses. The website does not use profiling cookies or similar tracking technologies.

Definitions, Types, and Legal Application

The Website uses the following types of cookies:

Necessary or essential cookies, strictly necessary for the site’s operation or to allow the user to access requested content and services. Necessary cookies contribute to making the website usable by enabling basic functionalities such as page navigation and access to protected areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Functionality cookies, used to activate specific site functions and configure the site according to the user’s choices, in order to enhance the browsing experience.

Please note that by disabling necessary and functionality cookies, the site may become inaccessible or certain services or functions of the site may be unavailable or not work properly.

How to Manage or Delete Cookies

The majority of internet browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies. Users can change these settings to block cookies, and at the end of each browsing session, they can delete the collected cookies from their device. For more information about managing cookies, users can visit the page For more information on how to set cookie preferences through the browser, users can consult the relevant instructions: Microsoft Windows Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari

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