Information about cookies and user settings
- “session”: these are stored on the computer for purely technical and functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers which are required in order to ensure a safe and efficient browsing experience. They are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) when the browser is closed. This type of cookie avoids the need to use other IT techniques that could potentially jeopardize the privacy of users’ navigation;
- “persistent”: these remain stored on the computer hard drive until expiry or cancellation by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized each time they visit. Persistent cookies fulfil many functions in the interest of browsers (such as the use of the browsing language or storing the shopping cart in online shopping. However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes. Visitors can set their computer’s browser so that it accepts/rejects all cookies or views an alert whenever a cookie is prompted, in order to assess whether or not to accept it. In any case, users can always change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them definitively), by setting the highest security level.
- technical cookies;
- user profiling cookies;
- third-party cookies.
The Authority for the protection of personal data defines the following types of cookie as technical cookies, which do not require consent for their use:
- “analytics cookies”, used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site;
- browsing or session cookies (for example, for authentication);
- function cookies, which allow users to browse based on a series of selected criteria (such as language, or a wishlist) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
How manage cookies in your PC Cookies settings on most used web browsers: