What are cookies and identifiers?
A cookie is a small text file that is generated during navigation and saved on the user’s device. It allows the site to store information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other settings. This can facilitate your next visit, for example by not requiring you to re-enter your username and password, or by highlighting content that reflects your preferences or pages you have already visited. An identifier is an application that operates on the website without storing information on users’ devices. Its purpose is to observe how users use the website (e.g. if they use mobile devices or computers, how many times they access a page, on which parts of the site they focus their attention), with the aim of providing useful information to optimise the site and its content. Cookiesand identifiers play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience. These tools can be used for various purposes and fall into two main categories:
- cookies and technical identifiers: are intended to collect information to ensure the proper functioning of certain sections of the Site. They will therefore always be used and sent, unless the user changes the settings in their browser (see paragraph below) to the detriment of the functionality of the site itself. This category also includes cookies whose purpose is to collect anonymous statistics on the use of the website. Technical cookies are divided into persistent (if, once the browser is closed, they are not destroyed but remain until a preset expiry date) and session cookies (which are destroyed each time the browser is closed);
- profiling cookies and identifiers: are used to collect information on the user’s behaviour and preferences which, also together with other data, can be used to place the user in a homogeneous set (e.g. by age, residence, individual preferences). This activity allows the owner of the site or the manager of the identifier to also modulate the provision of the service in a personalised manner or to send targeted advertising messages, i.e. in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the web.
Cookies and identifiers are also distinguished into first-party and third-party tools, depending on whether they are controlled by the site owner or by a different entity to which the site owner allows to collect information on its users.
How are cookies and identifiers activated?
Cookies and other technical tools are activated each time the website is accessed and cannot be deactivated unless the user adjusts the settings of his or her browser. These tools remain active at all times as they are essential to ensure the correct use of the website. Cookies and other profiling identifiers are only activated if you give your consent. This consent is collected the first time you access the website, via a banner in which, in addition to a link to this information notice, there is a button to accept non-technical cookies and identifiers, a button to refuse all cookies and identifiers, a button to customise your choices and a close button. If you press or have pressed the “Reject” button or have closed the window without expressing a preference, all cookies and identifiers other than technical ones are deactivated for 6 months or until you change your preferences. If you press or have pressed the “Reject” button or have closed the window without expressing a preference, all cookies and identifiers other than technical ones are deactivated for 6 months or until you change your preferences. If you press or have pressed the ‘Customise’ button, a screen will be displayed allowing you to customise your consent for specific categories of cookies and identifiers.
How do I manage my preferences?
The systems for saving analytical (not anonymous) and profiling cookies are activated by our site only after having collected your specific consent. You can manage your preferences at any time by clicking on this link: Manage your consent
Technical and analytical (anonymous) cookies are activated by defaulton our website. You can delete saved cookies at any time by using the procedure for deleting navigation data in the programme you use to surf the Internet (browser).
What cookies does the site use?
Below you can see a list of the types of cookies used on our site
The systems for saving analytical (not anonymous) and profiling cookies are activated by our website only after having collected your specific consent. You can manage your consent at any time via the following link: Manage your consent
Technical and analytical (anonymous) cookies are activated by defaulton our website. You can delete saved cookies at any time by using the cookie deletion procedure of your Internet (browser).
Managing cookies in the browser
Some people prefer not to enable cookiesand/or to disable cookies, and for this reason almost all browsersoffer the possibility to manage cookies in a way that respects users’ preferences. In some browsersit is possible to set rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. This option gives you more control over your privacy by allowing you to disable cookieson all sites in general, while excluding only a few that you select. Below are the pages where you can learn more about this issue specific to the most popular browsers:
All major modern browsersalso offer a ‘private’ browsing mode that allows no browsing history to be recorded while browsing websites.
In general, you can object to the processing of your personal data by the major advertising providersby using the functionality available at the following address: www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte/ and following the instructions therein.
Please note that even if you exercise your right to object, you will still receive advertisements, but no longer ads tailored to your interests.
Below is a list of what Google provides to block Google-related cookies: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it
At this address, you can block tracking by Hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/do-not-track/
The right to object must be exercised again if the user cancels the preference expressed on the subject of cookies or uses a different browser.
This information is drafted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and Directive 2002/58/EC, as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC, and will be periodically updated by the Controller.