What are cookies
Cookies are small strings of text that websites visited by the user send to the user’s terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted to the same sites the next time the user visits. While browsing a site users may also receive cookies on their terminals sent by different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), through some elements (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) that are hosted on the site the user is visiting.
Types of cookies
Cookies are classified into two categories
– technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose to “transmit a communication or provide a specific service as requested by a subscriber or user that has given his/her consent based on prior information” (see Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code). They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website (to permit, for example, purchases or authentication for access to restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies insomuch as they are used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; preferences cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user. Users’ prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies, while the obligation to provide this information remains unchanged;
– profiling cookies, which are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the web. Due to the particular invasive nature of such cookies in the private sphere of users, European and Italian law requires that users be adequately informed of their purposes and explicitly express their consent for their use.
The cookies used on this site
This site uses technical and third party cookies.