How do we use cookies?
In order to make this site work properly, small text files, called “cookies”, are used. When the website is visited, small data files – “cookies” – are placed on your device and then saved on the user’s web browser directory.
There are different kinds of cookies, but basically their purpose is to make the site work better and more efficiently, and to enable certain features. Cookies will provide you with a better browsing experience.
In particular:

– They enable to browse efficiently from one page to another.

– They enable the website to remember your actions and preferences, such as login, language and other display preferences.

– Thanks to them, certain information (such as username and password) does not have to be re-entered more than once during a visit.

– They measure the use of services performed by the user, optimizing the browsing experience and certain services.

– They display targeted ads messages based on the interests and the behaviour expressed by the user during the browsing experience.

There are different types of cookies. Shown below are those that can be used on the website, with a description of their purposes.

Technical cookies
These cookies, strictly necessary in order to enable you to browse this site, are used to manage the login and the access to certain features of the website. Without these, the website or some of its features may not function correctly. Therefore they are always used and do not require the user’s consent. Such cookies are installed by the website publisher, in other words, it’s cookies that are saved under the same domain as the website itself.

Analytical cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about the website. The collected data is only for the purpose of anonymous statistical analysis to improve the navigability of the site and make content relevant to user requests. Analytical cookies collect anonymous data about user activity and how the pages of the site were reached. Analytical cookies are sent both from the website itself and from third-party domains.

Cookie analysis of third-party services
Cookies from third-party analysis are used to collect information on the website use made by users, keywords used to reach the site, pages visited, traffic sources of origin, geographic origin, to define marketing campaigns. These cookies are sent from third-party domains outside the site. The owner can use such information in order to compile reports and improve the website itself. Cookies collect information in anonymous form. These cookies are sent from the site itself or from third-party domains outside the site. Third-party cookies may come from different domains that include elements, such as ads or images, incorporated in the page.

Cookies for the integration of third-party functionalities
These cookies are used to integrate third-party functionalities in the website (for example, forms for comments or social media icons that allow users to share the site contents). Such cookies can be sent from domains of partner sites or sites that offer functionalities present in the website. For technical cookies, the owner does not have to request the user’s consent as they are strictly necessary in order to enable the browsing experience. According to the provision of law, for other types of cookies the user can express his agreement, by accepting or rejecting the cookies on the site by choosing specific browser configurations. At any time you can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics uses cookies in order to collect and analyse in anonymous form information about the interests and the behaviour expressed by the user during his browsing experience (included the IP address). Such information is collected by Google Analytics in order to compile reports on the activities of the website.

For more information please visit:

https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en

The user can disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please visit following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Duration of cookies
Certain cookies (so-called “session cookies”) remain active only until the browser is closed or logout is completed. Other cookies survive to the ending of the browsing session and are available even for following websites visits.
Such cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases there is a deadline, in others the duration is unlimited.

How to control cookies
The user can decide whether to accept cookies or not, by adjusting the browser settings.

Pay attention: by fully or partially rejecting technical cookies on this site, the features dedicated to registered users may not function correctly. On the contrary, public contents are available even when cookies are fully disabled.

Rejecting third-party cookies does not compromise the browsing experience.

The setting can be defined specifically for the different sites and web applications. Moreover, the most advanced browsers allow defining different settings for “owned” cookies and for “third-party” cookies.

As an example, in Firefox, through Tools->Options->Privacy, you can access to a control panel where you can specify if you intend to accept or reject the different types of cookies and, possibly, delete them.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

 

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-7

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/en/cookies.html

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

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