How are cookies used in our website?
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website can set on your computer or mobile device at your first visit of a site or of a webpage. Cookies enable the internet site (or another website) to recognise the device at the next visit. Web beacons and other similar files are based on the same principle. We use the term “cookies” in this document in order to talk about all the files that gather information in such way.
Cookies can have many functions: for instance they can help us remember your user name and your preferences, or analyse our site performances or recommend contents that we believe are more useful for you and your experience.
In the reserved areas or in the back-office tools only some cookies can contain personal information. Apart from those cases the rest of the cookies do not collect information that identify the user, indeed they contain more general information as, for example, the way in which users reach our site, how they use it or their general location.
Which kind of cookies is used in this particular site?
In general our cookies have from one to four different functions:
1. Strictly necessary Cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary for our website functioning. For example some cookies enable us to detect our users and provide them access to our reserved pages. If a user chooses to disable cookies, he will be prevented from accessing our reserved pages contents.
2. Performance Cookies
3. Functionality Cookies
This kind of cookies enable us to remember your preferences. For example cookies spare the writing of your user’s name every time that you have access to the site and enable you to upload your preferences and personalize your site experience.
We use these cookies also to provide advanced services as the possibility to watch an online video and send a comment to a blog.
4. Cookie for behaviour-based advertising
Are cookies of this site used by someone else?
Google Analytics Cookies
Google AdWords & Google Remarketing Cookies
Our internet site could eventually use Google AdWords and Google Remarketing technologies. Both features are managed by Google Inc. Also the monitoring of conversions by AdWords is based on cookies. In order to help tracking sales and other conversions a cookie is added to a user’s computer in the moment in which the user clicks on and advert. This cookie lasts 30 days and doesn’t collect nor monitor information that could personally identify the user. Users can disable Google cookies for conversions monitoring in their own internet browser settings. In some cases cookies can cause issues at the moment of the access or during navigation inside your AdWords account. When this occurs, the best way to correct the issue is to empty your cache and eliminate the stored cookies from your Internet browser. If you want to know more, have a look at the following link by cliccking here https://www.google.es/intl/it/policies/privacy/. Indeed the user can disable the most difficult cookies of Google Analytics by downloading a specific browser plug-in that you can find at the following URL https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Can one of our website users block cookies?
The user can oppose to the registration of persistent cookies on his hard drive by configuring the navigation browser in order to disable them. Discover how to disable cookies in the main browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera. Indeed after this operation some functions of the webpages could work incorrectly.
Are our e-mails tracked?
Our e-mails and messages can contain a so called "web beacon pixel" in order to know, if they are actually read and to verify eventual clicks on links or on advertising present in their text. We can use this information in order to determine which ones of our e-mails are more interesting and ask to the users that don’t open our e-mails, if they wish receiving them or not, or to inform our providers about the total number of clicks on their advertising by our users. A "web beacon pixel" will be eliminated when the e-mail containing it is eliminated. If you don’t want to receive any "web beacon pixel", you can just ask us to receive mails as plain texts and not in the HTML format.