What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing textual data. When you use your browser to access a website, cookies are downloaded to your computer (or notebook, tablet, Smartphone, etc.). Once downloaded, cookies allow a 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:
Our website uses the following cookies:
displayCookieConsent: technical cookie. This cookie is used to help our website remember not to show the cookie message. It expires when the browsing session ends
__utma: profiling cookie. It is used by Google Webmaster and Google Analytics third-party services. It expires after two years
__utmb: profiling cookie. It is used by Google Analytics third-party service. It expires after 30 minutes
__utmc: profiling cookie. It is used together with the __utmb cookie in order to determine whether the user is in a new session or continues to use the same session as before. It expires when the browsing session ends
__utmt: profiling cookie. It is used to throttle the request rate for the service. It expires after 10 minutes
__utmz: Profiling cookie. It is used by Google Analytics third-party service. It expires after 6 months
Normally cookies can be enabled by changing the browser settings. However, disabling cookies may prevent some websites from working correctly.
Cookie settings vary according to the web browser used. The best browsers allow configuring 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