Extended policy text on the use of cookie
Cookies are small text files that sites visited by users send to their terminals to be stored and transmitted to the same sites in occasion of the next visit. Cookies from “third parties” instead, are set by a different website from the one being visited. The latter is due to the presence on the site of external elements (images, maps, sounds, hyperlinks to webpages under other domains, etc.) stored on different servers from the one being visited.
Types of cookies
Depending on characteristics and type of use, cookies are distinguished in categories:
Technical cookies. These are used with the only aim to provide the requested electronic communication and the explicitly requested service of the subscriber or user. They are not used with other purposes and are directly installed by the owner or the website operator. These can be of two kinds, navigation- or session-cookies and guarantee a normal fruition of the website.
Cookies analytics. Similar to the technical ones in terms of who uses them to collect aggregate data on number of users and how they visit the site.
Functionality cookies. These allow the user a personalized navigation experience upon select criteria with the purpose to improve the rendered service. In order to install this kind of cookies no previous consent is required from users, while providing information stays mandatory. The request is to communicate that, in case only the mentioned devices are used, site owner can decide the most suitable modality.
Targeting cookies. These have the purpose to create user profiles and are used with the aim to send promotional communication aligned with users’ preferences as shown in the context of online navigation. Given the degree of invasiveness of these cookies, the regulation disposes the user be correctly and appropriately informed of the use thereto, and be able to express a valid consent. The present website does not employ this kind of cookies.
Navigating the present website the user may be exposed to cookies from external site and organizations (“third parties”). For instance “social plug-ins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, and embedded media content visualization systems such as YouTube, Filkr. The mentioned cookies are generated and embedded directly to the hosting webpage by the aforementioned websites. The presence of the plug-ins generates transmission of cookies to and from all the websites managed by third parties. The management of data collected by “third parties” is regulated by the respective policy to relate upon. In order to guarantee transparency and conveniency, we hereby attach the web URL of the different policies and modalities of cookie use.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): sign-in to own account. Privacy section.
Twitter policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
LinkedIn policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Youtube\Google+ policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Youtube\Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Pinterest policy\configuration https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy
Flickr\Yahoo policy http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/cookies/details.html
Flickr\Yahoo (configuration) http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/it/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
In order to monitor and improve the website performance we use a market product for statistical analysis and site access control. The latter may use permanent and temporary cookies with the purpose to collect statistical data about the site’s “unique visitors”. These are therefore defined “Unique Visitor Cookies and include an alphanumeric identification code for the computer used for the navigation, without any personal data collection.
The site includes component transmitted by Google Analytics, web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Its cookies are used with the only purpose to monitor and improve the site’s performance. For additional information, click on the following link:
The user can selectively disable Google Analytics action installing on the browser an extension provided by Google allowing to opt-out. In order to disable Google Analytics action, click on the following link:
Certain cookies (session cookies) remain active until the browser is open and working or until the log-out command. Other cookies survive the closure of the browser and are available in following visits by the user. The latter cookies are called permanent cookies and their duration is set by the server when they are generated. In some cases they have a fixed expiration, in other cases unlimited.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using browser settings.
Be careful: totally or partially disabling technical cookies may compromise the optimal navigation on the site.
“Third-party” cookies disabling will not prejudice in any way the navigation experience.
The configuration can be determined specifically for the different site and web applications. Furthermore, browsers allow to set up different configuration for “proprietary” and “third-party” cookies. For instance, Firefox allows the user to access a control dashboard where to accept cookies and if not remove them (Tools->Options->Privacy). Online is rather easy to find tutorials to set cookie management rules for the specific browser in use. Hereby examples of the latter are listed:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
View preferences, i.e. contrast and font dimension settings
Whether the user already answered a pop-up survey about the usefulness of content, in order to avoid to be shown again
Additionally, some videos included in the pages use a cookies to elaborate statistics anynimously, to track how the user ended up on the page and what other videos watched before.
It is not necessary to enable cookies in order for the site to work, but is suggested to have the best navigation experience. It is possible to remove or block cookies, however accepting some functions of the site may not properly working.
Cookies data are not used to identify users and navigation data will be under our control and responsibility. There cookies exclusively serve for the mentioned purposes.
Do we use other types of cookies?
Some pages or sub-sites may also use other cookies than those already described. In this case, the relevant information will be provided on a specific page. You may be asked to authorize the installation of these cookies.
These cookies allow our websites to memorize information modifying the sites’ behavior or appearance such as the default language and geographical position the user is at. For instance, memorizing the geographical position a website may provide information on local weather forecast or local traffic news. Cookies may also help modifying the font dimensions and kind and other customizable components of webpages.
The loss of information from a preference cookie may hinder the functional experience on the website, but will not compromise its overall functioning.
Most Google users have a preference cookie called "PREF" in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with the requests to Google's sites. The PREF cookie may store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (e.g. English), the number of search results you wish to display per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and your preference to activate Google's SafeSearch filter.
We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Process cookies contribute to the operation of websites and the provision of services that visitors expect to find on them, such as the ability to navigate between pages or access protected areas of the website. Without these cookies, the site cannot function properly.
For example, we use a cookie called "lbcs" that allows Google Documents to open many documents in a single browser. Blocking this cookie may compromise the proper functioning of Google Documents.
Sometimes, it is possible that a cookie is set on the domain of the site you are visiting. In the case of our DoubleClick product, a cookie called "__gads" may be set on the domain of the site you are visiting.
Other Google properties, such as YouTube, may also use DoubleClick cookies to display more relevant ads. Learn more about ads and YouTube.
Google also uses conversion cookies, the primary purpose of which is to enable advertisers to determine how many people who click on their ads end up buying their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you clicked on the ad and then visited the advertiser's site. Conversion cookies are not displayed by Google for interest-based ad targeting and persist for a limited period of time. These cookies are generally set in the domain googleadservices.com or google.com/ads. Conversion cookie data may also be used in conjunction with your Google account to link conversion events between the various devices you use. Only anonymous conversion data collected through these cookies is shared with advertisers.
Some of the other cookies may also be used to measure conversion events. For example, DoubleClick and Google Analytics cookies may also be used for this purpose and set to the domain you are visiting.
Websites often collect information about how users interact with them. This may include the pages most often visited by users and the possibility that users may receive error messages from certain pages. We use these "session status cookies" to improve our services and our users' browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.
These cookies may also be used to measure the effectiveness of PPC (Pay Per Click) and affiliate advertising.
For example, we use a cookie called "recently_watched_video_id_list" to allow YouTube to record the most recently watched videos from a particular browser.
Google Analytics is a Google analysis tool that helps website and app owners understand how visitors interact with their content. We may use a set of cookies to collect information and generate website usage statistics without Google personally identifying individual visitors.
In addition to generating reports on website usage statistics, Google Analytics pixel tags may be used, along with some advertising cookies described above, to allow us to show more relevant results in Google's properties (such as Google Search) and across the Web.
Read more about Analytics cookies and privacy.
How to control cookies?
You can check and/or verify cookies as you like - for more information, go to aboutcookies.org. You can delete cookies already on your computer and set most browsers to block their installation. If you choose this option, you will have to manually change some preferences every time you visit the site and it is possible that some services or certain functions are not available.
Manage your preferences
• Internet Explorer
Please remember that if you choose to block the reception of cookies, this may compromise or prevent the proper functioning of the Service.