Cookies are small text files (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be re-transmitted during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
In the following of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.
Types of cookies
• Cookies strictly necessary. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and are used to manage the login and access to the reserved functions of the site. The duration of the cookies persists until you log out of the reserved area. The public part of the site is normally usable.
- Analytical and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyze anonymously the traffic and use of the site. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if this user returns to connect at different times. They also allow to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. By disabling these cookies there’s no loss of functionality.
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A typical example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant notice to which reference is made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, below are the web addresses of some notices and how to manage cookies.
Facebook notice: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): accedere al proprio account. Sezione privacy.
Twitter notice: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin notice: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ notice: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Google Analytics is a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Even in this case these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymously information about site usage behavior (including the user’s IP address).
This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of preparing reports for website operators regarding the activities on the websites themselves.
This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information.
Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
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Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of the browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
The disabling of “third-party” cookies does not affect the browsing in any way
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow the user to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “third parties”.
As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, the user can access a control panel where he can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9