Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
In the following of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.
Types of cookies
Technical cookies, or strictly necessary. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site. The duration of cookies is usually limited to the work session (the browser is closed and deleted).
Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability.
Third-party cookies. By visiting a website, you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the page visited generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made.
AddThis is a third-party widget, integrated into websites to allow easy sharing of pages and content on the most popular social networks, to send them via email or print them. Through its own cookies, AddThis stores the number of shares on a page, and proposes, based on shared contents, advertisements on products and services that may be of interest to the user.
Cookies on the site
|DSID – IDE||These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements.||7 days – 1.5 years|
|_ga||Google Analytics used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Google Analytics gathers information to understand interactions with the Website and Services.||1 day|
|_ym_d – _ym_uid||These cookies set by a third party gathers information to understand interactions with the Website.||10 days|
|_cto_lwid||These cookies set by a third party (DoubleClick) and are used for serving targeted advertisements.||11 days|
|_dc_gtm||Cookie DoubleClick & Google TagManager gathers information to understand interactions with the Website.||Session|
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser. The usability of the contents of the site is also possible by completely disabling cookies. The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “owner” and “third-party” cookies.
As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal. Below are the procedures for removing and disabling cookies for the main browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete- manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
- Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
For the management of cookies from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), we recommend referring to the relative user manuals.
Update of the information
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