1.1 WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files sent from a server to a user’s device (usually the Internet browser) when the user accesses a page on a website. Cookies allow the web server to store information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies).
Cookies make it easier to browse the site, allow the storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as frequently viewed pages, connection errors, etc..
Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Often browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are set to automatically accept cookies. However, users may change the default configuration to disable or delete cookies with the result, however, that optimal use of certain areas of the site may be prevented. Therefore, in order to facilitate the full and easy use of this website, it would be appropriate for the user to configure his/her browser to accept the receipt of such cookies.
While browsing, the user may also receive on his/her terminal cookies of different sites (so-called “third party” cookies) set directly by the operators of these websites and used for the purposes and in the manner defined by them.
1.2 TYPES OF COOKIES
- a) Technical cookies: necessary to browse a website and use its functions, such as to allow a correct display of the pages or access to restricted areas. Therefore, disabling these cookies does not allow such activities.
They are not used for any further purpose and can be divided into:
browsing or session cookies: these ensure normal browsing and use of the website;
functionality cookies: these allow user browsing according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language) in order to improve the service provided.
- b) Performance cookies: these collect information on the efficiency of a website’s responses to user requests anonymously, for the sole purpose of improving the website’s functionality; for example, which pages are most frequently visited by the user, and whether there have been errors or slowdowns in the provision of web pages.
- c) Profiling cookies: intended to create profiles concerning the user and are used for the purpose of sending advertising messages in line with the preferences demonstrated by the user through their browsing behaviour.
THIS SITE DOES NOT USE PROFILING COOKIES
1.3 THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
When visiting the Site, the user may also receive cookies on his/her device from sites managed by other organisations (“third party cookies”): this is because the site may contain elements such as, for example, images, maps, specific links to web pages of sites or web services.
These cookies may be sent to the user’s browser by third party companies directly from their websites which can be accessed by browsing from the site.
For the sake of information transparency, the following is a list of third-party services on the site, the purposes and links to the information pages of the various services:
This website may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to collect statistical data that allows us to improve the experience of website users. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse information about how the users interact with the website in aggregate form (e.g. which pages are visited the most, where the visitors come from, etc.). Google will store the information it collects on its servers in the United States.
The data generated by Google Analytics is stored by Google in accordance with the information provided in the following link https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
You can deactivate Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on provided by Google on your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some pages may have interactive maps provided by Google, which may install cookies to track information and preferences about this service.
Social Networks buttons and widgets may appear on site pages to facilitate interaction with Social platforms and content sharing directly from the pages of this website.
For more information, the web addresses of the information and methods for managing cookies on the various social networks are provided below:
1.4 – MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using his/her browser settings.
The following are the links to the information pages of the main browsers
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Please note that if you choose to block the reception of cookies, this may affect or prevent the smooth operation of the site.
1.5 OTHER INFORMATION