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Cookie Policy

(Regulation issued on 8 May 2014 by the Italian information commissioner’s office (“Garante”) as published in the Italian Official Gazette (G.U.) no.126 on 3 June 2014 in implementation of directive 2002/58/EC)

Cookies are small text-only strings of data that websites you visit send to the device you are viewing the site on – usually to your browser – where they are stored and subsequently sent back to the websites in question when you next visit them. As you browse a site, you may also have cookies placed on your device by different websites or web servers (so-called “third-party cookies”) on which certain elements – such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains – can reside that are present on the website you are visiting .
Cookies, which are usually found in user browsers in large numbers and which can sometimes be highly persistent in nature, are used for different purposes, such as running computer authentication processes, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations regarding users who access the server, etc.

CATEGORIES OF COOKIES Cookies fall into two main categories: “strictly necessary” cookies and “targeting” cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies Strictly necessary cookies, according to art. 122, section 1 of the Italian Privacy Act, are cookies used only for the purpose of enabling communication to be sent over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an IT company service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to deliver said service.
They are not used for additional purposes and are normally installed directly by the site owner or administrator. They can be classified as persistent or session cookies, required to enable you to move around the website and use its services and features (for example, they allow you to make a purchase or log in to restricted areas).
Analytics cookies can be regarded as strictly necessary cookies where used directly by the website administrator for the purpose of collecting information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site in question. Functionality cookies enhance your browsing experience based on a series of criteria selected (such as language preference, products placed in your shopping cart) to provide improved services.
Another type of cookie is the so-called Flash cookie (Local Shared Object), used in Adobe Flash Player to deliver certain content, such as video clips or animation so as to remember your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device but are managed via a different interface to that provided by the browser you are using.
The Adobe website provides information on how to clear or disable Flash cookies for a specific domain.
Your prior consent is not required to place these cookies on your device, although art. 13 of the Italian Privacy Act still requires the website administrator to provide a Privacy Statement, using whatever method they deem most appropriate, when using just these devices.

Targeting cookies The purpose of targeting cookies is to create user profiles, and they are used to send targeted advertisements that are more relevant to you based on the preferences you have shown while browsing online. Given that these devices invade your privacy, European and Italian regulations require that you be suitably advised of their use and thus give your explicit informed consent.
These cookies are covered under art. 122 of the Italian Privacy Act, which states that storing of information on the terminal of a contracting party or user, or access to previously stored information, are only permitted provided that the contracting party or user has given their consent once provided with the relevant statement following the simplified procedures set out in art. 13, section 3 (art. 122, section 1 of the Act).

Strictly necessary cookies – first-party cookies
These cookies enable you to move around the website and use its services and features, and allow connection between the server and your browser. These cookies allow the site to function properly and enable it to display content on the device you are using. Without these cookies, you may not be able to access certain features, such as logging in to the site or filling an online shopping cart.
These are strictly necessary cookies, essential to the functioning of the site.

Functionality cookies – first-party cookies
These are cookies stored on your computer or other device that – based on your requests – save the choices you have made so that they can remember them to optimize your browsing experience and improve and tailor the service and access to this site (e.g. saving your password in restricted areas, saving products to your cart so that you will find them when you come back, saving your language preference, playing a video or allowing you to comment on a blog, etc.).
Functionality cookies are not essential to the functioning of the site, but improve browsing quality and experience.

Performance cookies – Third-party cookies
These are cookies that gather information on how you use the website, such as which web pages you visit most frequently. This site uses third-party cookies set by “Google Analytics”, a statistical analytics service provided and managed by Google. The Google Analytics system on has been set up to reduce the cookies’ ability to identify you, and the relevant functions allowing data sharing by the third party have been disabled. With these settings, this type of cookie is comparable to a strictly necessary cookie.

Useful addresses for a better understanding of the Google Analytics privacy policy:
Performance cookies are not essential to the functioning of the site.
Please note that you can also set cookie preferences to be applied to cookies used on the site (see detailed list in the section under “types of cookies”) via your browser settings following the instructions given below. You can also set “private browsing/incognito mode”, which allows you to surf the net without saving any information on sites, pages visited, any passwords entered or other parameter information.

The duration of cookies is dictated by the expiration date, or by a specific action like closing your browser, set at the time of installation. Cookies can be:

  • session cookies – used to store temporary information, they allow for your actions during a specific session to be linked and are cleared from your computer when you close the browser;
  • persistent cookies – used to store information, such as your name and login password, so that you do not have to enter it again every time you visit a specific site. They remain stored on your computer even after you close the browser.

if you choose to disable all types of cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), please be aware that you may not be able to access certain site features, or their performance may be hindered.

How to disable the types of cookies used on this website directly via your browser:
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