What are cookies and what are they used for
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send directly to their terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user (so-called first-party cookies). During the navigation on a site, the user can also receive on his terminal cookies of different sites or web servers (c.d. third-party cookies); this happens because the website visited may contain elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.
Cookies can be limited in time to a single browsing session on the browser (so-called session cookies), and in this case they are automatically deactivated when the browser is closed by the user; or they can have a predetermined deadline and, in this case, they will remain stored and active on your hard disk until such expiration date, continuing to collect information during different browsing sessions on the browser (c.d. persistent cookies).
Purposes of processing and purposes of cookies
Cookies are used for different functions. Some are necessary to allow you to browse the Site and take advantage of its features (so called technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information, in aggregate form or not, on the number of users accessing the Site and how the Site is used (c.d. tracking or analytics cookies). Finally, others are used to track your consumer profile and show you advertisements on the Site that may be of interest to you, as they are consistent with your tastes and consumption habits (c.d. profiling cookies).
Technical cookies are used on the Site for the sole purpose of making it possible for you to browse the Site and allow you to use its features. These are always first-party cookies, as they are conveyed directly by us on the Site.
Some technical cookies are essential to offer you an optimal browsing experience or to allow you to authenticate on the site, for example to make a purchase on the Site or enter your reserved area (c.d. navigation cookies). Navigation cookies are normally session cookies and, therefore, once the browser is closed, they are automatically deactivated.
Other technical cookies are useful to allow you to store some of your preferences (for example, the language or country of origin) without having to reset them during subsequent visits (so-called cookie functionality). For this reason, functional cookies are often persistent cookies, as they remain stored on your computer even after the browser is closed, until the expiry date provided for them or until you have decided to delete them.
Monitoring or “analytics” cookies
Analytics cookies are used on the Site to collect statistical information, in aggregate form or not, on the number of users accessing the Site and how they visit the Site.
The analytics cookies of this Site are third-party cookies, since they are not directly conveyed by us but by third parties, they are not installed directly by the Company but by third parties.
The following third-party analytics cookies, although they are less invasive because they are anonymized, since third parties cannot access disaggregated analytics data at IP address level (in other words, using these cookies, third parties cannot trace your identity) , are blocked before consent.
Profiling cookies are used to create your own user profile, based on the preferences and tastes expressed by you while browsing the Internet, and to show you advertisements consistent with your profile. In this way the advertisements you will see on our site may be more interesting for you.
Of course you are free to block the installation of profiling cookies at any time, without the possibility of visiting the site and using its contents in any way compromised. If you decide to disable behavioral advertising it does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising on the Site. However, the banners you will see on the Site may not reflect your interests or your preferences on the browser you are currently using.
Third-party profiling cookies
Most profiling cookies are instead installed by third parties that act as independent data controllers (third-party cookies).
Of course you are free to block the installation of cookies at any time, without the possibility of visiting the site and using its contents in any way compromised. To learn how to do this, read carefully the information on third-party cookies following the links shown in the table above.
How to manage cookies and oppose their use by browser
There are several options to manage, disable and delete cookies.
Change your browser settings. Follow the instructions provided by the browser manufacturer you use to find out how to manage, disable or delete all cookies (technical, analytics and profiling):
- Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/196955/it
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=it_IT
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Make your choices carefully. Indiscriminately blocking the receipt of all cookies, including technical ones, without providing a specific exception for the Site, you may, in fact, no longer be able to browse the Site or use all or part of its features. Furthermore, by deleting all cookies from the browser, even technical cookies could be removed and, therefore, you could remove the preferences you set using the Site or no longer find the products or services included in your shopping cart.
Use our interactive tools or those provided by third parties
To disable third-party cookies, consult the privacy policies of third parties who install analytics cookies or profiling cookies to learn about the other tools at your disposal to manage, disable and delete cookies, and more generally to oppose their use. Remember that by disabling third-party cookies, you object to their use not only on the Site but on all Internet sites on which these cookies are used and the ability to browse the Site and use its features will not be affected in any way. When you disable third-party cookies, you will still see the banner in the home page on the site related to cookies; in this case, however, by closing the banner, scrolling the home page or clicking any element of the home page outside the banner, you will not receive any third-party cookies that you have successfully disabled.
Use the website www.youronlinechoices.eu/it/
Your Online Choices is an Internet site managed by the non-profit European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), whose Italian version can be accessed at www.youronlinechoices.eu/it, which provides information on behavioral advertising based on on profiling cookies (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/a-proposito) and allows Internet users to easily oppose (opt-out) the installation of the main profiling cookies installed by advertising operators and used on Internet sites (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte). Before using this tool, we advise you to carefully read the general terms and conditions of service of the Your Online Choices site (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/condizioni-generali-di-servizio), the frequently asked questions (FAQ) (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/faqs) and the user’s guide (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/help).
Personal data could be stored on servers managed by third parties (eg IT system providers) or could be managed by subjects specialized in online advertising, who act as external processors on the basis of a specific appointment in writing by part of the Company. We inform you that, in compliance with the conditions and guarantees established by law, your data may be transferred to countries not belonging to the European Economic Area, which may not offer a level of protection of privacy and protection of personal data comparable to that guaranteed by Italian and European laws on privacy. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third party data controllers nor will they be disclosed.