The Provision of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data n. 229 of 8 May 2014, published in the G.U. n. 126 of 3 June 2014, has categorized cookies into two macro-categories: “technical” cookies 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 this service “(see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the 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 when used directly by the site 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 series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
The installation of these cookies does not require the prior consent of the users.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same part of surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that these devices may have within the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed on the use of the same and thus express their valid consent.
They refer to art. 122 of the Code where it states that “the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or user or access to information already stored are only allowed on condition that the contractor or user has given his consent after being been informed in the simplified procedures referred to in article 13, paragraph 3 “(art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
In the same provision, the Guarantor has also categorized cookies according to the subject who operates as owner of the processing of personal data collected by the cookie, distinguishing between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
These are cookies managed by the site owner. For these cookies, the disclosure obligation lies with the site owner. The latter also has an obligation to indicate how to block the cookie.
Third party cookies
These are cookies managed by a third party other than the site owner. For these cookies, the obligation of the information and indication of the methods for the possible blocking of the cookie rests with the third party, while the site owner is obliged to insert the link to the third party’s site on the site where these elements are available.
In both types of cookies (first-party or third-party) the collection of consent, necessary if the cookie is a profiling cookie, takes place through a special banner on the site’s home page.
Cookies are not viruses or programs
Cookies are not viruses or programs. Cookies are only data saved in text form in the form “variable = value” (example: “dataAccessoSito = 2014-01-20,14: 23: 15”). These data can only be read by the site that generated them, and in many cases they have an expiration date, beyond which the browser will automatically delete them. Not all cookies are used for the same purpose: the different types of cookies used by this website will be specified below.
These cookies are essential in order to allow you to move around the site and fully use its features. Without these cookies, some services will not function properly.
These cookies collect information on how users use a website, but do not store information that identifies a visitor. These cookies are used only to improve the functioning of the website. By using the site, the user accepts that these cookies can be stored on their device.
Cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as the language or other special settings that may be available) and provide advanced customized features, and can also be used to provide the requested services. By using the site, the user accepts that these cookies can be stored on their device.
How to manage cookies on your pc
Each browser allows you to customize the way in which cookies are to be treated. For further information, consult the documentation of the browser used. Some browsers allow “anonymous browsing” on websites, accepting cookies and then automatically deleting them at the end of the browsing session. For further information regarding “anonymous browsing”, consult the documentation of the browser used.
How to manage, check or block cookies?
You can manage your cookie preferences by changing them in the appropriate pop-up “Cookie Settings” on our site. You can disable cookies for each category (with the exception of strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the corresponding category and disabling it.
You can also change your cookie preferences directly from your browser. Almost all browsers allow you to identify cookies and block them automatically. Note that if you disable cookies on our site or cookies in general in your browser settings, this will prevent functional cookies for the site, and some sections or characteristics of the site will not be functional.
Browser settings are often found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu. It is possible to find the specific steps for each browser from the list below. For more information, we recommend referring to the documentation of your browser.
- Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-GB/kb/278835
- Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-GB/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox
- Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en-GB
- Opera – http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/
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