Privacy and Cookie Policy

Legal regulations

On May 8, 2014, the Italian Privacy Guarantor announced the regulation to identify the simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies; this document was converted into State law, Cookie Law, on June 3, 2014 (see also Privacy Guarantor, no to cookies for profiling without consent).

With this law, the owner / manager of the website is obliged to acquire the prior and informed consent of users for the installation of cookies used for purposes other than purely technical ones.

What are cookies

Cookies are text files containing minimal information sent to the browser and stored on the user’s computer, mobile phone or other device every time a website is visited. At each connection, cookies send information back to the reference site.

Cookies can be permanent (persistent cookies) if they remain on the computer until the user deletes them, or temporary (session cookies) if they are disabled when the browser is closed. Cookies can also be first-party cookies if set by the visited site, or third-party cookies if inserted from a site other than the one visited.

For the purposes of the law, the Privacy Guarantor identifies two types of cookies: “technical cookies” and “profiling cookies”.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code).

They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager 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); any analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager 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 prior consent of users is not required for the installation of these cookies.

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent. They are referred to in art. 122 of the Privacy Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or a user or access to information already stored is permitted only on condition that the contractor or user has given their consent after have been informed with the simplified procedures referred to in article 13 of the Privacy Code, paragraph 3 “.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies to improve the functionality of our site, allow the user to move easily between pages, remember his preferences and to guarantee the user an always optimal browsing experience.

Cookies used and their purpose

The cookies used on our site can be categorized as follows:

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential to allow the user to move around the site and use the services requested, such as access to protected areas of the site.

Essential cookies are first party cookies and can be permanent or temporary. Without these cookies, the user would not be able to access the requested services and our site would not work properly.

Performance cookie

Performance cookies collect information on the use of a site by users, such as which pages are visited most frequently. These cookies do not store identification data of individual visitors, but only aggregate and anonymous data.

We use these cookies for statistical purposes, to understand how our site is used.

These cookies can be permanent or temporary, first or third party. Basically, these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the site to remember the choices of visitors (for example the user name, the language or the country of access) and provide an example of more personalized features. Functional cookies can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as accessing a video or inserting a comment on a blog. The information used by these cookies is anonymous and it is not possible to track users’ browsing on other sites.

We use these cookies to:

  • remember if a particular service has already been provided to the user
  • improve the general experience on the site by remembering user preferences.

These cookies can be permanent or temporary, of first or third parties. Basically, these cookies remember the individual choices made by users to improve their browsing experience.

Google statistics

Our site includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google. These are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).

Google Analytics “cookie” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of the website. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for our 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 for personal identification information.

The Guarantor specified that Google Analytics cookies can be assimilated to technical cookies only if used for the purpose of optimizing the site directly by the owner of the site itself, who can collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site. . Under these conditions, the same rules apply to analytics cookies, in terms of information and consent, as provided for technical cookies.

Therefore, we specify that the management components of Google Analytics on ours have been appropriately modified so that the IP addresses of users are anonymized.

For more information, please refer to the link below: How Google uses data

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics

Other third party cookies

By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visitor site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. 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 the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.

  • Facebook information
  • Facebook (configuration): access your account> Privacy section
  • Twitter information
  • Twitter (configuration)
  • Google+ information
  • Google+ (configuration)
  • Pinterest information

Come to manage and disable cookies

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings on his 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.

Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way.

The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications.

Each browser has different procedures for managing settings. The user can get instructions through the links below.

  • Chromium
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari

The deactivation of third-party cookies is also possible through the methods made available directly by the third-party company owner for this treatment, as indicated in the shortened links in the paragraph “Cookies used and their purposes> Other third-party cookies”

In the case of services provided by third parties, the User can also exercise their right to object to tracking by inquiring through the third party’s privacy policy, via the opt out link if explicitly provided or by contacting the same directly.

For information on the cookies stored on your terminal and to disable them individually, please refer to the link:

To delete cookies from the browser of your smartphone / tablet, you may need to refer to the device’s user manual.

By using the site without rejecting cookies through the procedures indicated, users consent to the use of these technologies on our part for the collection and processing of information.