Extended policy on the use of navigation cookies
its “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain
Consent Regarding Cookies” (published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale,
no. 126 of 3 June 2014) the Garante per la Protezione dei Dati
Personali (Italian Personal Data Protection Authority) has identified
simplified ways for providing users with an online policy on the use
of cookies and has given instructions for acquiring consent where
required by law.
In order to protect user privacy and to allow users to make more informed choices, the Authority established that, upon accessing the home page or another page of a website, a clearly visible statement must appear, indicating the following:
that the site uses profiling cookies to send targeted marketing messages (where these are used);
that the site also allows “third party” cookies to be set; these are cookies set by another site through the site that user is visiting (where these are used);
a link to a more comprehensive policy detailing how the cookies the site sets are used. This must also include instructions on how to disable cookies from the browser being used;
What are cookies?
are small text files that websites send to the terminal device
(computer, tablet, smartphone, notebook) of users who visit those
websites. They are stored on that device to then be sent back to the
website the next time the users visit those sites.
They are used for IT authentications, to monitor sessions and to store information on websites (without the use of “technical” cookies, some actions would become very complicated or impossible to perform). Cookies also allow a site to monitor user navigation, collecting data on interests, habits and personal choices, which allows it to put together detailed profiles of consumers.
Technical cookies that are essential for the website to run properly
website uses session and permanent cookies in order to offer users a
more efficient service. The use of these cookies is strictly limited
to sending session identifiers (random numbers generated by the
server) necessary to allow the full provision of the services and for
the website to run properly.
The cookies used on the website are not used for other processing techniques that might jeopardise the confidentiality of user navigation and do not permit the acquisition of data that can be used to directly identify users. Data subjects who do not want these cookies to be stored, may delete them easily after leaving the website by opening the privacy settings of the browser they are using and selecting the option to delete the cookies.
As the Data Protection Authority has indicated, technical cookies are only used for the purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service”; the Authority also specifies that, “Users’ prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies”.
Cookies used for analysing aggregated data on visits to the site
present website makes use of tools for analysing aggregated
navigation data to allow it to make improvements to the website.
Specifically, Google Analytics, system provided by Google Inc., uses
cookies that are set on users’ computers to allow the website owner
to analyse how users make use of that website.
The data generated by users as they use the site are sent to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google will use that data in order to track or study how users use the website, to compile reports on activity on the website and to provide other services relating to activity on that site.
Google Analytics policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google Analytics (settings): https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
visiting a website, users may receive cookies from the site visited
(“first-party cookies”), as well as from sites managed by other
organizations (“third-parties cookies”). An obvious example would
be the use of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and
LinkedIn. The aforementioned sites directly generate certain parts of
the visited page, which are integrated into the page on the host
site. The most common motive for using social plugins is for sharing
content on social networks.
Where these plugins are used, cookies are sent from and to all the sites managed by these third parties. Processing the information collected in these instances is covered by each third party’s own policy, to which users should refer for more information. Listed below are the third-party plugins that are used in the present website and that set cookies. For increased transparency and convenience, the web address of the various policies for each is provided, where users may find instructions on how to manage cookies.
Google Maps Widget (Google Inc.)
Personal data collected: Cookies and data on usage.
Managing cookies from a browser
all browsers allow users to manage cookies in line with their own
preferences. Users may therefore disable the setting and storage of
Some browsers allow users to set rules for how cookies are managed for specific sites, an option that provides more customised control over privacy.
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies
Warning: fully or partially disabling technical cookies can affect the proper running of the site.
Conversely, disabling “third party” cookies will not affect your navigation through it in any way.
Further information on cookies
For technical questions or for general assistance, please use the contact information found on the relevant sections of this website.