definitionsCookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) 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, based on 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 collect information on user behavior and the use of services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the proper functioning of the site. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (once the browser is closed they are deleted). _icl_current_language, PHPSESSID
- Analysis and performance cookies. They are cookies 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. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality. _ga, _gat, _gid
- Profiling cookies. These are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) the user’s preferences and improve his browsing experience. They are not used on this site.
Third party cookiesWhen a user uses the site, some cookies that are not controlled by the site operator may be stored. This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third party website. As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third party services. On third-party cookies, the site operator does not control the information provided by the cookie and does not have access to these data. This information is totally controlled by third-party companies as described in the respective privacy policies.
LinkedIn Insight TagThe LinkedIn Insight Tag allows the collection of data relating to members’ visits to your website, including the URL, the reference, the IP address, the characteristics of the device and the browser, the date and time and the views of the page. The data is encrypted, then made anonymous within seven days and then deleted within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share personal data with the website owner, it only provides aggregate reports on the website’s audience group and ad performance. LinkedIn also allows you to redirect website visitors, thus giving the website owner the opportunity to display personalized ads external to their website through such data, but without obtaining personal information about members. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings.
Google AnalyticsOur site also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Again, these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of the website (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of drawing up reports for the site owner regarding the activities on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
For more information, please refer to the link below: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookiesSome cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Cookie managementThe user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the features of a site reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect browsing in any way.The setting can be defined specifically for the different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” 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.