While browsing a website, the User may also receive, on his/her computer or mobile device, cookies from websites or domain servers other than the site being visited (so-called “third-party cookies”). Some operations cannot be performed without cookies that, in some cases, are therefore needed for the technical operation of the site.
There are different types of cookies, according to their nature and purpose and they can be saved on the User’s computer or mobile device for different periods of time: there are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically erased when the User closes the browser; and “persistent cookies”, which remain on the User’s device for a pre-defined period. According to Italian and E.U. legislation, not all cookies require the User’s express consent. Specifically, the so-called “technical” cookies, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic network or as strictly necessary in to provide a service explicitly required by the User. In other words, such are cookies that are essential for the site to work or to perform activities requested by the User. As part of technical cookies, exempted from an express User consent to be used, the Italian data protection authority (see “Simplified arrangements to provide information and obtain consent regarding cookies – 8 May 2014”) includes:
- “Analytics cookies”, insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website;
- Browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to authenticate themselves or make online purchases, etc.);
- Functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria (such as language or products selected for purchase) so as to improve the quality of service.
This website site makes use of both first-party technical cookies and technical cookies of third party suppliers of services for the management and operation of the website. Customer profiling cookies are not used by this website.
The procedure to change preferences for cookies management can be found in the options menu of each browser and in the website of the relevant provider. With respect to the most common browsers, the following web pages can provide useful information:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Safari 6/7 Mavericks
- Safari 8 Yosemite
- Safari on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
As an alternative, the website www.aboutcookies.org offers information on how to disable cookies on a wide range of browsers.