Cookie Policy

The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to inform users of the procedures followed for the collection and management of data when visiting the website (hereinafter referred to as the "Website"), through cookies and/or other monitoring and/or tracking technologies ("web trackers").

The data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the applicable legislation on the protection of personal data.

Policy relates to cookies, i.e. the data exchanged by the tool you use to browse this Website, as a result of the browsing itself. 

What are Cookies? 

Cookies are small strings of text that are sent and stored on the user's terminal device (computer, smartphone, notebook or tablet) by websites visited by the user (known as "publishers" or "first parties") or by other websites or web servers (known as "third parties") and can be sent back to the same websites the next time the same user visits them.

Cookies make it possible to collect information about the user's browsing on the Website. They are used, for example, to authenticate computers, monitor sessions and store information about the activities of users accessing a website. They may also contain a unique identification code that allows you to track user browsing within the website itself for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations cannot be carried out without the use of cookies, which are therefore in some cases technically necessary for the functioning of the Website itself.

Some cookies are stored permanently on the user's device for a predetermined period of time (known as persistent cookies), while others are automatically deleted when the browser is closed (known as session cookies). 

When you visit a website, you may receive cookies both from the website you visit (known as first-party cookies) and from websites managed by third parties (known as third-party cookies). While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on his or her device that are sent by websites (or web servers) other than the one he or she is visiting through elements present on the visited website (such as images, maps, sounds, links to websites of other domains on different servers, etc.).

Depending on the purpose for which they are used, cookies can be divided into technical cookies (for the functioning of the website), analytical/statistical cookies and profiling cookies.

Under current legislation, the express and prior consent of the user is not always required for the use of cookies. In particular, technical cookies, i.e. those that are indispensable for the functioning of the website or that are necessary to carry out activities requested by the user, do not require such consent.
The Italian Data Protection Authority has identified those cookies that do not require explicit consent for their use (see the provisions of the Italian Data Protection Authority containing "Identification of simplified procedures for informing and obtaining consent for the use of cookies" of 8 May 2014 and "Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools" of 10 June 2021) as:

  • navigation or session (technical) cookies, which allow normal browsing and use of the website (for example, to make a purchase or authenticate access to restricted areas);
  • functional (technical) cookies that allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the same.
  • analytical cookies, similar to technical cookies, when used directly by the website manager to compile aggregate statistics on the number of users and how they visit the website in order to optimise the website.

The user's prior consent is required for the use of analytical and statistical cookies, which collect real-time information and therefore do not collect data in aggregate form, third-party cookies, and so-called profiling cookies (first and third-party), i.e. those that are used to create profiles of the user and that are used to send advertising messages in accordance with the preferences expressed by the same user during their browsing.

What types of cookies are used on this Website?

Various types of cookies are used on this Website: 

  • Technical cookies: cookies strictly necessary for the functioning of the Website or to enable the user to make better use of the content and services (session and functional cookies). User consent is not required.
    We also use Google Analytics cookies, which allow us to collect aggregated, anonymous information about Website usage (e.g. number of visitors, pages visited, time spent on the Website, etc.) in order to optimise the website. These cookies do not collect information about the identity of the user or any personal data. These cookies are therefore similar to technical cookies in that part of the IP address is masked, ensuring the anonymity of the data collected. User consent is not required, but they can be disabled as specified in the "Manage cookie preferences" section.

  • Analytical and statistical cookies: allow the collection of data relating to the use of the Website in non-anonymous form, with the prior consent of the user, and therefore with the possibility of tracing the identity of the user. 

  • First-party and third-party profiling cookies to directly or indirectly deliver advertising messages in accordance with the user's preferences and browsing; always require consent.
    Other third-party cookies, i.e. cookies from websites or web servers other than this Website and which require consent: 
    • to allow access to elements such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains located on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located; 
    • to allow some social networks (such as Facebook, YouTube, etc.) to install so-called social network cookies, which are managed directly by these third parties and can be used to display advertising messages on other websites in accordance with the user's preferences. By accessing a page of the Website equipped with these plug-ins, the Internet browser connects directly to the servers of the social network and this involves the transmission of cookies to and from all the websites managed by third parties, even if the user is not registered with those social networks. If the User does not wish to associate the visit to the pages of the Website with their social account, they must log out in the manner offered by the main social networks to allow the User to deactivate social plug-ins.

The management of information collected by "third parties" and the processing and use of data through social networks is governed by the respective policy to which we refer. 

Therefore, by visiting this Website, you may receive cookies that may or may not require the user's consent. For this reason, when you access a page on the Website, a banner will appear containing a summary message aimed at informing you of the methods for giving your consent to non-technical cookies. 

By closing the banner or continuing to browse, accessing another area of the Website or selecting an element of the same (for example, an image or link), the user does not consent to non-technical cookies and therefore only cookies that do not require the user's express consent will be used. 

The Website keeps track of the choices made with a specific technical cookie so that the cookie banner does not need to be displayed on subsequent visits to the Website of cookies used by this Website and links to third-party policies

Below are the characteristics and purposes of the cookies used on this Website by category (cookie table). 

Managing cookie preferences

Users can select their cookie preferences by clicking on the banner when they first access the Website. Thereafter, the User may update, modify or confirm their preferences at any time by accessing the "Cookie Settings" at the bottom of the Website page.
It is also possible to manage cookies through the browser settings: users can always authorise, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies and therefore manage them by configuring the browser settings or by directly disabling the part that manages and controls cookies. Below are the methods offered by the main browsers to allow users to choose their options regarding the use of cookies:

•    Internet Explorer
•    Firefox
•    Chrome
•    Opera
•    Safari
•    Edge

It is also possible to delete previously installed cookies, including the technical cookie in which the consent to the installation of cookies by this Website is stored, by means of the browser settings. Blocking the installation of non-technical cookies, or withdrawing the consent initially given to analysis and statistical cookies or to profiling and third-party cookies, does not affect the ability to visit the Website. However, if all or some of the cookies are disabled, the Website or some of its features may not be available or may not function properly and the User may be forced to modify or manually enter some information or preferences each time they visit the Website.
With regard to Google Analytics, the user can disable Google Analytics through the relative setting of the browser or by downloading and installing the add-on for your browser (compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 and above, Safari and Opera):