The following tables summarize the different types of cookies that may be used on site, along with their respective function and durability (how long each cookie will stay on your device).
General information on cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are computer files or partial data that can be stored on your computer (or other enabled devices to surf the Internet, such as smartphones or tablets) when you visit a site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie has come; the cookie lifetime (how long will stay on your device) and a value that is usually a unique number generated randomly.
Which types of cookies are used?
We can split cookies into other 4 main categories: session cookies and persistent cookies, first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed.
First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third-party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For further information and to know how to avoid the receipt of these cookies, you can consult the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
What is the purpose of cookies?
|Types of cookies||Purpose of cookies||Do cookies collect my personal data?|
|Strictly necessary||These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.||No information that identifies the user is collected.|
|Performance||These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. These cookies are only used only used to improve how a website works. It is only used to improve how a website works.||These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.|
|Functionality||These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.||The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.|
|Targeting/advertising||These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.||The majority of these cookies draw consumers through their IP address and therefore may collect certain personally identifiable information.|
Technical cookies used by our website
Technical cookies are essential for the functioning of the website. These cookies are used to make browsing or provide a specific service. They are not used for other purposes. Technical cookies used by our site can be divided into the following subcategories:
- performance cookies are used to monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services. These data are collected anonymously and they are reported in aggregate form only
- functionality cookies are not essential, but they enhance your use of our website
Technical cookies do not require user consent.
|Cookie||Type of cookie||Description||Lifetime|
|_ga||performance||used to distinguish users – necessary to Google Analytics third-party service||persistent (2 years)|
|_gat||performance||used to throttle request rate – necessary to Google Analytics third-party service||persistent (10 minuts)|
|wordpress_test_cookie (only registered users)||functionality||it is used by WordPress to test if your browser settings consent cookies, before you login to the website dashboard||session cookie|
|wordpress_xxxxx (only registered users)||functionality||it is used by WordPress to register authentication data in an encrypted way. Its use is limited to the administration area||session cookie|
|wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx (only registered users)||functionality||it is used by WordPress to indicate when you are connected and display your identity on the screens||session cookie|
|wp-settings-x, wp-settings-time-x (only registered users)||functionality||they are used by WordPress to remember the display preferences of the admin panel and of the website||persistent (1 year)|
Third-party cookies used by the website
This website uses services and cookies set by Third-Parties to display content from external platforms, to interact with social media and to develop statistics on the use of our website. These cookies are:
|Google Fonts (Google Inc.)||It helps us to add high quality open source fonts to all our web pages. These cookies are set by Google Inc.||Functionality||USA /
|Google Maps (Google Inc.)||These cookies allow the Website to integrate the contents of the Contact page with the dynamic map provided by Google Maps, a map view service managed by Google Inc.||Functionality||USA /
|Facebook (Facebook Inc.)||These cookies allow you to interact with Facebook directly from the pages of the website via the “Like” and “Share” buttons||Functionality||USA /
|Google Analytics (Google Inc.)||The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit our website, how the website is found and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is never identified individually or personally.||Performance||USA /
The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can change these settings to block cookies or to warn you that cookies are sent to your device. For more detailed information, you can take a look to the following list of links:
How to disable cookies by configuring your browser
- How to disallow cookies on Firefox
- How to disallow cookies on Chrome
- How to disallow cookies on Internet Explorer
- How to disallow cookies on Safari
- How to disallow cookies on Opera
How to disable cookies of specific third-party services
This page is visible through links on all pages of this website in accordance with D.lgs. 196/2003, Article 122, 2nd subparagraph, and in accordance with italian “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies – 8 may 2014”