Cookie policy

1. Use of cookies

This website uses cookies to make its services more convenient and efficient. Users
viewing this site will have minimal amounts of information placed on the devices they are
using, whether desktop computers or mobile devices, in small text files called cookies,
stored in the directories used by their web browser. Of the various types of cookies,
some make using the site more efficient, while others enable certain functions. In detail,
our cookies enable you to:

  • store any preferences entered;
  • avoid re-entering the same information several times during visits, such as user
    name and password;
  • analyse the use of the services and content provided by the site, in order to
    optimise the browsing experience and the services offered.

2. Types of cookies

This list summarises the various types and categories of cookies that may operate on
this site: for more details on the cookies used on this site, please refer to the section
“Cookies used by this site”.

2.1 Technical Cookies

This type of cookie enables the site to function properly and breaks down into two

  •  persistent: these cookies are not removed when your browser is closed, but are
    stored on the computer or device you are using and have a pre-set expiry date;
  • session: these are removed whenever the browser is closed.
These cookies, sent by the site, are essential to ensuring the website functions
: they will therefore always be used, unless the user decides to change their
browser settings. This will however affect how the website’s pages are displayed and its
proper functioning

2.2 Analytical cookies

The cookies belonging to this category are used to collect information about the
website’s use
. This site will use the information for anonymous statistical analysis, in
order to improve and develop the content shown, with a view to remaining relevant to
users’ wishes and interests.

Analytical cookies collect data anonymously on users’ activity and how they arrived at
the site, and are sent by this site itself or by third parties.

Generally, the service used to conduct the anonymous analysis of this type of data is
Google Analytics: if you wish, in conjunction with Google Analytics, you can prohibit any
of your browsing data from being sent browsing by installing an additional plugin, which
enables you to block the sending of such data; for more information, see the section
How to disable Google Analytics in your browsere”.

2.3 Third-party analysis cookies

Like analytical cookies, these cookies collect information about the website’s use by
users anonymously, including: pages visited, time spent, origin of traffic and
provenance from other sites, geographical origin, age and interests. Other uses of this
type of cookie include tracking user-generated events, such as opening a menu, a
submenu or clicking to see details of a product related to the page being viewed.

When included, these cookies are sent from third-party domains, from outside this

2.4 Cookies per l'integrazione di servizi, prodotti o funzioni di terze parti

This type of cookie is functionally related to services, products or functions
developed by third parties
and integrated within this site, such as sharing on social
media, voting on preferences relating to news or articles, or booking accommodation
facilities that use ad-hoc information systems.

2.5 Profiling cookies

These cookies are needed to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages
in line with the preferences expressed by the user on the website’s pages.

3. Cookies used by this site

Pursuant to article 122 of the Italian Civil Code and the Provision of the Italian Data
Protection Authority of 8 May 2014, this website is not required to ask for consent for
technical and analytical cookies in anonymous and aggregate form, as these are
necessary to provide the services requested.

For all other types of cookies, users may give their consent in one or more of the
following ways:

Please note that both options may prevent the site from being used and viewed properly.

The list of cookies used on this website, divided into types, are listed below.

3.1 Technical Cookies

  • a cookie that identifies itself with the website name, is persistent, lasts 7 days,
    and which is necessary to identify the user's session and keep track of any
    preferences that may be selected on the site.

3.2 Analytical cookies

  • __utma, persistent, lasts 2 years, used by Google Analytics to determine and distinguish users and user sessions;
  • __utmb, persistent, lasts 30 minutes, used by Google Analytics to track new visits and determine the abandonment rate;
  • __utmc, session, used by Google Analytics to ensure compatibility with its services, used in combination with the __utmb cookie;
  • __utmt, persistent, lasts 10 minutes, used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests to the service if in use on high-traffic sites;
  • __utmv, persistent, lasts 2 years, used by Google Analytics to provide additional services to the website developers;
  • __utmz, persistent, lasts 6 months, used by Google Analytics to track the source of traffic or the advertising campaign that enabled website users to learn about and visit it;
  • __ga, persistent, lasts 2 years, used by Google Analytics to distinguish users visiting the site;
  • __gat, persistent, lasts 10 minutes, used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests to the service if in use on high-traffic sites.
  • __gid, persistent, lasts 1 day, used by Google Analytics to distinguish users visiting the site.

4. Browser settings and cookie configuration

The purpose of this section is to guide you through your browser settings, with regard to cookie configuration, and provide instructions for the most commonly-used browsers.

4.1 Google chrome or chromium

  1. start the browser
  2. click on the programme menu icon, next to the address bar, and select Settings
  3. click on Show advanced settings
  4. in the Privacy section, click on Content Settings
  5. from the Cookies section, you can:   
    • allow data to be saved locally
    • allow local data to be modified only until the browser is closed
    • prevent sites from setting cookies
    • manage exceptions, for some sites rather than others
    • delete one or all cookies

For more information, please refer to the browser's help page.

4.2 Google Chrome for Android (mobile)

  • start the browser
  • open the menu and select Settings
  • in the Advanced section, select Site settings, then select Cookies
  • from the screen now displayed, you can:  
    • allow sites to write and read cookies
    • allow third-party cookies

For more information, please refer to the browser's help page.

4.3 Mozilla firefox

  1. start the browser
  2. click on the programme menu icon next to the address bar, and select Preferences
  3. select the Privacy panel
  4. from the History section, by enabling customised settings, you can: 
    • choose whether to accept cookies from websites
    • choose whether to accept third-party cookies, and how (always, only sites visited, never)

For more information, please refer to the browser's help page.

4.4 Microsoft internet explorer

  1. start the browser
  2. click on the gear icon or the Tools button and select Internet Options
  3. display the Privacy tab and in the Settings section. You can move the slider to the desired cookie action:  
    • block all cookies
    • block third-party cookies
    • allow all cookies
  4. By choosing an intermediate slider position, you will be able to use the Sites button to block or allow cookies from a specific site.
    By using the Advanced button, you can instead choose to manage cookies more precisely and customise your browser’s behaviour in individual cases.
For more information, please refer to the browser's help page.

4.5 Apple safari

  1. start the browser
  2. click on the main menu under Safari, select Preferences and then click on Privacy
  3. sará possibile scegliere una delle operazioni mostrate:    
    • always block all cookies
    • allow cookies only from the current site
    • allow cookies from sites already visited
    • always allow cookies

For more information, please refer to the browser's help page

4.6 Apple safari ios (mobile)

  1. start the browser
  2. tap on Settings and then Safari
  3. Tap on Block Cookies and choose from the various options: 
    • never
    • third parties and advertisers
    • always

For more information, please refer to the browser's help page.

5. How to customise third-party services

If users have their own account, with some third-party service providers they will be able to change their personal service settings, directly from the provider's website: some options may have the effect of preventing relevant cookies from being  sent. For more information, see the specific guide for each service.

At present, the following providers allow users to make their choices directly from their site, or give concrete directions to implement them:

  • Google, you can change your settings for receiving ads and disable interest-based ads on Google or interest-based advertisements on the web
  • Facebook provides further information and explanations concerning the use of Facebook and cookies, and provides a list of  companies used by advertisers for advertising purposes
  • Twitter provides explanations concerning the use of cookies and which privacy options  are available in your account

In addition, the YourOnlineChoices website provides in-depth information on behavioural advertising and online privacy: it contains a lot of information and tools related to cookies, as well as steps  to follow to protect your privacy on the internet.

6. How to disable Google Analytics in your browser

Users can activate an additional function in their browsers by installing a plugin developed by Google. This allows them not to send any information about their browsing on sites that use the Google Analytics service for statistical purposes.

You can download the plugin from the dedicated page: the plugin is compatible with Google Chrome, Chromium, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Only if you are using Internet Explorer, the plugin only works correctly if third-party cookies have been enabled.

This page may be viewed, via a link at the bottom of the page, from all pages of the website, pursuant to article 122, second paragraph of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and following the simplified procedures for information and acquisition of consent  for the use of cookies, published in Official Gazette no. 126 of 3 June 2014 and the related register of provisions no. 229 of 8 May 2014.