Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to users’ devices when they visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the website on each subsequent visit. Third-party cookies are, however, set by a website other than the one the user is currently on. This happens because the website may contain elements (images, maps, audio, links to external websites, etc.) which are stored on servers different from the one hosting the website.

Cookies have various functions, like authenticating users, monitoring sessions, saving preferences, etc.

 

Types of cookies

The general provision of the Italian Data Protection Authority (GU no. 126 of 3 June 2014) classifies cookies into two types:

  • technical cookies: they are used to allow users to navigate the website or provide the services they have requested. They serve no other purpose and are usually set by the website owner. Without these cookies, some operations could not be completed or would be more complex and/or less secure. Your consent to the use of these cookies is not required;
  • profiling cookies: they are used to create users’ profiles and transmit advertising messages in line with the preferences they expressed while browsing. Your consent to the use of these cookies is required.

 

Types of cookies used on this website

Technical cookies

Technical cookies allow the website to work properly; some of them, functionality cookies, are used to save personal settings (e.g. language) and improve the user experience. Users may at any time disable the cookies by adjusting their browser settings. However, if they do this, then some features may not function properly or be available to them.

 

Third-party cookies

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a website analytics tool provided by Google Inc.. Google uses collected personal data for the purposes of tracking and analysing use of this website, compiling reports and sharing them with other services developed by Google. Google may use the personal data to contextualise and personalise adverts that form part of its advertising network.

Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy policy

 

Google Maps Widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a web mapping service managed by Google which allows this website to include maps in its pages.

Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy policy

 

YouTube Video Widget (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video-sharing service managed by Google Inc. which allows this website to display videos onto its pages.

Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy policy

 

How to disable cookies

Users can enable and disable cookies by adjusting their browser settings, following instructions on the links below. However disabling navigation cookies or functionality cookies may cause website malfunctioning and/or limit the service provided.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

 

Last update 18/02/2019