What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the User’s device when visiting a website. On each subsequent visit cookies are re-sent to the site that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another website that recognises them (third party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow websites to identify the user’s device. They have several functionalities, such as allowing the visitor to surf efficiently through pages, recalling bookmarked websites and, in general, improving the web browsing experience. Based on their function and purpose, cookies are grouped into technical cookies, profiling cookies and third-party cookies.
Technical cookies have the purpose to enable functions that are necessary to fully use all the features of the WEBSITE.
These cookies allow to activate procedures which are based on several steps (subsequent pages, i.e. a contact request), allow to track the user’s preferences, in relation to the WEBSITE content to view, and to functionalities to activate or deactivate.
This type of cookies are also used to record the user’s choice in relation to accepting cookies from the website.
Essential cookies cannot be disabled when using the Website’s features.
Technical cookies also include those cookies which are used to statistically measure accesses and visits to the website, also called “analytics”. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only, to collect aggregate data, and do not allow the identification of the user.
Profiling cookies have the purpose to provide a better user experience on the WEBSITE, by suggesting content that corresponds to the user’s preferences selected during navigation, based on viewed content and other user-related parameters.
Users can choose to disable single cookies of the WEBSITE by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser.
In this case, users might not be able to use all features of the WEBSITE.
Third Party Cookies
The WEBSITE uses external features or contains links to external websites, for the purpose to provide better integration with third-party websites of common use, and a better social experience within the WEBSITE (i.e. Facebook, Google etc. sharing buttons).
How to disable cookies in the most common browsers
- Select Tools in the menu bar
- Click on Internet Options
- Select the General tab, under “Browsing history”, and click on “Clear”
- Select Tools in the menu
- Click on Options
- Select the Privacy panel
- Click on “Clear now”
- Select “Cookies”
- Click on “Clear private data now”
- Click in the menu
- Click on “Options”
- Click on “Under the Hood”
- Click on “Content settings” in the Privacy section
- Click on “Clear browsing data”
- Select the Safari settings menu (top right in the browser) and click on Preferences
- In the panel, select “Security” (lock-shaped icon)
- Click on “Never” under “Accept cookies”