Our website uses cookies and similar technology to guarantee efficient procedures and to enhance the use of our online applications. This page supplies detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, on how they are used and how to manage them. Definitions Cookies are small text files (letters and/or numbers) stored on your computer by your browser, allowing it to memorise information it can use during your visit to a certain website (session cookies) or later, (persistent cookies). Cookies are memorised according to the client’s preference, by the browser on one specific device (computer, tablet, or smartphone). Similar technologies, like for example, web beacon, transparent GIF and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, may be used to collect information on the user‘s behaviour and on his use of services. This document will encompass cookies and similar technologies under the term “cookies”.

Types of cookie According to the characteristics and use of cookies we have various categories of cookie:

  • Technical Cookies: these are used with the aim of “transmitting information on an electronic network, as strictly needed by the supplier of a service of the IT company as expressly requested by the user to provide such a service ” (art. 122, comma 1, Privacy Policy). They can be navigation cookies or session cookies and they guarantee the normal navigation and use of a website (allowing you to, for example purchase something or login to access a reserved area).
  • Analytical cookies: these are similar to technical cookies and are used by us to collect information on the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when using it. They are used purely for statistical purposes.
  • Functionality cookies: these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Personalisation cookies: these are used to create a user profile in order to select advertising that is consistent with the user’s interests as shown by his use of the net.
  • Third party cookies: as you visit our site, you may also receive cookies of other sites or browsers that have been set up directly by their site managers or by different browsers. These cookies can be sent to your browser by third parties directly from their websites that may be accessed directly from our site. In such cases, we are not responsible for these cookies and how they work, the responsibility falls on the third parties managing them.

Third party cookies When you visit a website you can receive cookies both from the site itself (“first party”) or from sites managed by other organisations (“third party”). One well-known example is represented by the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. The most common use of social plugins is to allow users to share content on social networks. The presence of these plugins entails the transmission of cookies to and from all the sites managed by third parties. The management of data collected by the third parties is disciplined by their privacy policies that we advise you to refer to.