7 Dec 2021
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are text files that visited websites download to the user’s browser that is then stored for being retransmitted to the website on successive visits.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USE FOR?
Cookies can be used to monitor sessions, authenticate users so that they can access the website without entering their name and password every time, and store user preferences.
WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL COOKIES?
The so-called ‘technical cookies’ are used for browsing and for facilitating access and use of the website by users. Technical cookies are essential, for example, for accessing Google or Facebook without having to log into all the sessions. They are also crucial in very delicate operations, such as home banking or payment through credit cards or other systems.
ARE ANALYTICS COOKIES TECHNICAL COOKIES?
WHAT ARE PROFILING COOKIES?
These cookies are used to track user browsing activities for creating profiles on their taste, preferences, interests, and searches. You will certainly have noticed the advertising banners that appear regarding a product you have just searched for on the Internet. The reason this happens is that your interests have been profiled and the servers – appropriately directed by the cookies – show you the most pertinent announcements.
IS THE USER’S CONSENT NECESSARY FOR INSTALLING COOKIES IN THE LATTER’S TERMINAL?
No consent is required for installing technical cookies, while profiling cookies can only be downloaded to the user’s terminal once the user has been informed in a simplified way and consents to their use.
IN WHAT WAY CAN WEBMASTERS REQUEST CONSENT?
The Italian Data Protection Authority has established that, when a user accesses a website, a banner must appear containing a brief informative note, the request for consent, and a link to a more detailed information page, such as that visible on this page, regarding profiling cookies and their use in the relevant website.
HOW MUST THE BANNER BE CREATED?
The banner must be designed to hide part of the page contents and must specify that the website also uses third-party profiling cookies. The banner must be designed for being eliminated only through the user’s active intervention.
WHAT MUST THE BANNER SPECIFY?
The banner must contain a brief informative note, a link to the detailed information page, and the button for granting consent to the use of profiling cookies.
HOW CAN THE CONSENT TO COOKIE USE BE RECORDED?
Technical cookies can be used to record the user’s consent so that the user does not have to grant his/her consent again on successive visits to the website.
CAN CONSENT TO COOKIE USE ONLY BE EXPRESSED THROUGH THE BANNER?
No. Alternative systems are allowed provided that they contain the same requirements. Websites that only use technical cookies do not need to use the banner.
WHAT INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE DETAILED INFORMATIVE PAGE?
The page must illustrate the characteristics of cookies installed even by third parties. It must also inform users on how they can browse the website without having their preferences tracked, by browsing anonymously and through the cancellation of the single cookies.
WHO MUST BE INFORM THE ITALIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY ON THE USE OF PROFILING COOKIES?
The website owner is required to fulfill this obligation. Owners who only use third-party profiling cookies on the website are not required to inform the Italian Data Protection Authority but must notify which are the third-party cookies and indicate the relevant informative links.
THIRD-PARTY COOKIES PRESENT ON THE WEBSITE
INTERACTIN WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS AND EXTERNAL PLATFORM
These services allow for interacting with social networks, or with other external platforms, directly from the pages of this website. The interactions and information acquired through this website are nonetheless subject to the user’s privacy settings relative to each social network. If the user has installed a service for interacting with social networks, such a service may collect traffic data relative to the pages on which it is installed, even if the user does not use the service.
Facebook ‘Like’ button and social widgets (Facebook Inc.)
Twitter ‘Tweet’ button and social widgets (Twitter Inc.)
ADDRESS MANAGEMENT AND SENDING OF E-MAIL MESSAGES
These services allow for managing a database for e-mail contacts, telephone contacts, or contacts of any other type, used for communicating with the user. These services may also allow for collecting information on the date and time of message visualization by the user, in addition to the user’s interaction with them and information on clicks on links inserted in the messages.
VIEVWING OF CONTENTS FROM EXTERNAL PLATFORM
These services allow for viewing content housed on external platforms directly from the pages of this application and interacting with them. If a service of this type has been installed, it may collect traffic data relative to the pages on which it is installed even if the user does not use the service.
Widget Google Maps (Google Inc.)
Integration of filmed contributions (Google Inc.)
The services contained in this section enable the Data Holder to monitor and analyze traffic data and are used for recording the user’s browsing behavior. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google uses personal data collected to track and examine the use of this website and to compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google may use personal data for contextualizing and customizing announcements of its advertising network. Personal data collected: Cookies and data on use.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS IN THE WEBSITE
As mentioned above, analytic cookies are regarded as technical cookies only for optimization purposes and if user IP addresses are kept anonymous. We hereby inform the user that this website uses the free service provided by Google Analytics. Please bear in mind that the data is only used to acquire information on the most visited Web pages, on the number of visitors, the aggregate data of visits per operating system, per browser, etc. The user may deactivate Google Analytics while browsing using the additional components available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. › Link
Users may browse without using technical and profiling cookies through the so-called ‘private mode’, which is possible using all main browsers.
Whenever users use different devices for viewing and accessing websites (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), they must ensure that each device is adjusted to reflect their preferences relative to cookies. To eliminate cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, please consult the device’s operating manual.