For any further information or clarifications on the processing activities, it is possible to contact the Data Controller at [email protected]
What are cookies
Cookies are short strings of text that the websites on which a user navigate con send to his or her terminal equipment in order to be memorized and subsequently transmitted back to the website at the following visit of the same user.
During online surfing over the Internet, a user can receive two different categories of cookies: those of the same website visited by the user (so-called “First-party cookies”), or those of websites or web servers provided by a third party (so-called “Third-party cookies”).
In addition, cookies can also be divided on the basis of the purposes for which they are used, for example: some of them are aimed at allowing a better and faster navigation of the user (so-called “Technical cookies”), others can monitor internet surfing for the purpose of profiling users’ habits and preferences (so-called “Profiling cookies”).
What cookies are used on the Website
The Website only uses the following types of first party technical cookies, whose installation does not require consent from users. Those are in particular:
- Navigation or session cookies: used for allowing the user to normally move within the Website. Since they are not memorized on the user’s computer, they disappear at the closing of the browser;
- Function cookies: they are only aimed at improving and speeding up the navigation on the Website, by means of memorization of some particular choices of the user made during the first or the subsequent access to the Website.
Therefore, such cookies are tools used by the Data Controller for guaranteeing, among other things, an efficient navigation or a stable browsing throughout the entire session.
The use of technical cookies and the performance of the processing activities connected to them does not require, in accordance with applicable data protection laws, a user’s previous consent.
The Website, in order to increase its performance and to offer its services to users in the best possible way, can use third-party cookies, or not directly controlled and managed by the owner, as when the user visits a page that includes contents of a third-party website.
These cookies, defined as “third-party”, can be divided as follows:
- Analytical cookies: used to collect and analyze statistical information on the number of users and visits to the Site. Disabling these cookies does not affect the normal functioning of the Site;
- Widget/Plugin: the Website is developed on the CMS platform of WordPress and, therefore, can be implemented with widgets and plugins made available by third-party developers (e.g., the Disqus form for comments to posts, social media button to share the contents of the Website on the various social network platforms or the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos on the Website to allow the direct display of their contents on posts). Deactivating these cookies you may affect the proper functioning of the Website, in the portion of the services connected to them.
How to disable the cookies on the Website
Users can impede cookies installation at any time by means of their browser settings, however, it should be noted that such choice may complicate, slow down or block the navigation on the Website.
For any further information on cookies, it is possible to go on www.youronlinechoices.com, in order to obtain additional clarifications on how to eliminate or manage cookies (with limitation to the services identified on the platform) on the basis of the type of browser in use.