What are cookies?
Cookies are plain text files that contain information. When you use your browser to access a website, cookies are downloaded to your computer (or notebook, tablet, Smartphone, etc.). Once downloaded, cookies are used by the website to recognise you. Cookies can be used to collect personal information about users.
How are cookies used?
Cookie types and their function
Cookies used on our web pages belong to the following categories:
Technical cookies: technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of ‘carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or insofar as strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service’
Profiling cookies: profiling cookies have the purpose of creating user profiles. They are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during a browsing session. Because these cookies pose a substantial risk to privacy, Italian and European laws require prior informed consent by the user.
Third-party cookies: these cookies are used to collect data in anonymous form relating to how users use a website: pages visited, length of visits, origins of traffic, geographic origin, age, type of and interests for consultation in marketing campaigns. These cookies are sent by third-party domains external to the website. In this specific case the third-party domain is Google Analytics.
You can learn more about Google Analytics here:
To disable third-party cookies and prevent Google Analytics from tracking your browsing activities you can deactivate Google Analytics using the following add-on component:
Normally cookies can be enabled by changing the browser settings. However, disabling cookies may prevent some websites from working correctly.
You can select different settings for specific websites and web applications. In addition, the most popular browsers provide different settings for ‘proprietary’ and ‘third-party’ cookies.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Apple mobile devices: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265