WHAT IS A COOKIE
A cookie is a text file that is stored on the computer or mobile device via a web server, and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the cookie’s content and allow the website to remember browsing preferences and browse efficiently. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the website faster and easier.
TYPES OF COOKIES USED
Our website uses (or could use) different types of cookies, classified as follows:
– Session Cookies: A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie, transient cookie or non-persistent cookie, exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser;
– Persistent Cookies: instead of expiring when the web browser is closed as session cookies do, a persistent cookie expires at a specific date or after a specific length of time. This means that, for the cookie’s entire lifespan (which can be as long or as short as its creators want), its information will be transmitted to the server every time the user visits the website that it belongs to, or every time the user views a resource belonging to that website from another website (such as an advertisement).
These two types of cookies, in turn, could be:
– First-party Cookies: directly managed by the website the user is browsing;
– Third-party Cookies: belong to a domain different from the one shown in the address bar. This sort of cookie typically appears when web pages’ feature content from external websites, such as banner advertisements. This opens up the potential for tracking the user’s browsing history and is often used by advertisers in an effort to serve relevant advertisements to each user. Most modern web browsers contain privacy settings that can block third-party cookies.
Among the third-party Cookies there are those defined as Social Network Cookies, which are necessary to allow your social account to interact with our website. For example, they are used to express appreciation and to share it with social networking friends. This type of cookies are not needed for navigation. For more information on the policies regarding the use of social network cookies, it is possible to consult the respective privacy and cookies policies:
Specifically, we use these types of Cookies:
Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences.
Analytics: We track site traffic and we create anonymous statistics over what pages are popular and less popular at our website.
Information from devices: We collect information automatically when you interact with our website. This can include information about the device and the device’s general geographic location.
Although cookies are not required to browse the website, they provide a better user experience if enabled. Browser’s settings can be modified to erase or block them, but some services or features may not work properly.
Select the browser to know more information on how to disable cookies: