Cookies policy

 Information note technical and session cookies

The rules relating to the use os c.d. “cookie” and similar tools (web beacon/web bug, clear GIF, etc.) in terminals  (personal computer, notebook, tablet PC, smartphone, etc.) used by users, has been recently amended following the implementation of Directive 2009/136 wich amended the Directive “e-Privacy” (2002/58/EC) and the measure “Identification of simplified ways of informing and acquiring consent for the use of cookies – 8 May 2014.”

Cookies are small text files that they send to your terminal (usually your browser), where they are stored and then sent back to the same sites the next time the same user visits. Cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring  and storage of specific information about users accessing the server and are usually present in the browser of each user in a very large number. Cookies on the domain

    • they are able to navigate efficiently from page to page of the website

    • they store the username and the preferences you have entered

    • they allow you to avoid entering  the same information (such as username and password) several time during your visit

    • they measure the use of the services by the User, to optimize the browsing experience and the services themselves

    • they present advertising information that is targeted according to the interests and behaviour expressed by the User during navigation

  These features are divided into several categories:

    • Technical cookies

    • Analytical cookies

    • Third-party profiling cookies

 Below are the types of cookies used on the website

    1. Technical cookies

      They are necessary for the proper functioning of some areas of the site and include persistent cookies and session cookies. Without these cookies, the site or parts of it may not function properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of user preferences.

    2. Analytical cookies

       They are used to collect information about the use of the site.

The Data Controller uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the site and simplify its use,

as well as to monitor its correct functioning.

This type of cookie collects aggregated and anonymous information on the activity of user browsing the domain

These cookies are installed directly by the owner and since they are used for functional and analytical

purposes (“analitycs cookies”), their installation does not require express consent but only the communication of the exitence of these tools.

List of systems used:

    • Google Analytics: for more information, please refer to the privacy policy of the tool.

    3. Third-party profiling cookies

       These cookies are installed by the owner and the data stored by third parties. 

       The data collected by these parties are made available to the owner for the creation of marketing campaigns.       

       For more details see the information dedicated to marketing and profiling. 

       Rights of the data subject.

How to disable profiling cookies?

Pursuant to art. 12 et seq., in particular art. 22 on the G.D.P.R., you can oppose the  processing of profiling  by accessing the special marketing and profiling information and disabling the saving of this type of cookie.

How disable technical and analytical cookies?

We reiterate that for this type of cookie consent does not have to be explicit. They may be blocked as indicated in the following paragraphs but this may prevent you from using some parts of the site. 

Pursuant to art. 12 and following of the G.D.P.R. you can oppose the saving og this type of cookie in the following ways. 

The mode of operation as well as the option to restrict or block cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser.

Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change these settings to block cookies or to be warned whenever cookies are sent to your device.

There are several ways to manage cookies, for this purpose you should refer to the instruction manual or the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change the settings of the same.

The user is enabled, in fact, to change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection. Below is the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:

If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), ensure that each device is set to reflect your cookie preferences. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, please refer to the user manual of your device.

Information and consent for the use of cookies 

Frequently asked questions 

    1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored and then sent back to the same sites on the next visit. The cookies of the c.d. “third parties” are, instead, set by a website different from the one you are visiting. This is because on every site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other than the one of the visited site.


    2. What are cookies for?

Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentications, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storage of preferences, etc.


    3. What are “technical” cookies?

Cookies are used to navigate or provide a service request by the user. They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed directly by the owner of the website.

Without the use of these cookies, certain operations could not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure, such as home banking activities (displaying the bank statement, transfers, paying bills, etc.), for which cookies, which make it possible to identify and maintain the user within the context of the session, are indispensable.

    4. Are analytics cookies “technical” cookies? No. The Guarantor (cf. Order of 8 May 2014) specified that they can be assimilated to technical cookies only if used for the purpose of optimizing the site directly by the owner of the site itself, who will be able to collect aggregate information of the number of users and how they visit the site. Under these conditions, analytics cookies are subject to the same rules, regarding information and consent, as for technical cookies.

    5. What are “profiling” cookies?

       Cookies are used to track the user’s browsing on the net and create profiles on his tastes, habits, choices, etc. these cookies can be used to send advertising messages to the user’ terminal in line with the preferences already expressed by the user in the online navigation.

    6. Is your consent required for the installation of cookies on your terminal? 

       It depends on the purposes for which cookies are used and, therefore, whether they are “technical” or “profiling” cookies. The installation of technical cookies does not require the consent of users, while it is necessary to provide the information (art.13 of the Privacy Code). Profiling cookies, on the other hand, can only be installed on the user’s terminal if the user has given his consent after being informed in a simplified way.

    7. How should the website owner provide the simplified information and request consent to the use of profiling cookies?

       As established by the Guarantor in the measure indicated in question no. 4, the disclosure must be based on two levels. When the user accesses a website (on the home page or on any other page), a banner must immediately appear containing a first “short” notice, a request for consent to the use of cookies and a link to access a more “extended” notice. On this page, the user can find more and more detailed information about cookies to choose which specific cookies to allow.

    8. How should the banner be made?

       The banner must be large enough to partially cover the content of the web page the user is visiting. It must be possible to delete it only by active user intervention, i.e. by selecting an item from the page below.

    9. What information should the banner contain?

 The banner must specify that the site uses profiling cookies, possibly also “third parties”, which allow to send advertising messages in line with the user’s preferences. It must contain the link to the extended information and the indication that, through that link, it is possible to refuse consent to the installation of any cookie. It must be specified that if the user chooses to continue “skiping” the banner, he agrees to the use of cookies.

    10. How can the acqusition of consent through the use of the banner be documented?

       To keep track of the consent obtained, the owner of the site may use a special technical cookie, a system that is not particularly invasive and does not require further consent. In the presence of such “documentation”, it is not necessary for the short notice to be re-proposed on the second visit of the user to the website, without prejudice to the possibility for the latter to refuse consent and/or to modify, at any time and in a smooth manner, his or her options, for example by accessing the extended notice, which must be linked from every page of the website.

    11. Can online consent to the use of cookies only be requested through the use of the banner?

       No. The owners of the sites always have the possibility to resort to methods other than those identified by the Guarantor in the above mentioned measure, provided that the methods chosen meet all the requirements of validity of the consent required by law.

    12. Does the obligation to use the banner also apply to the owners of sites that only use technical cookies?

       No. In this case, the owner of the site may give the information to users in the manner it deems most appropriate, for example, by inserting the relevant information in the privacy policy indicated on the site.

    13. What should the “extended” disclosure statement indicate? 

      It must contain all the elements required by law, describe analytically the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed by the site and allow the user to select/de-select individual cookies. It must include the update link to the information and consent forms of the third parties with whom the owner has entered into agreements for the installation of cookies through its website. Finally, it must recall the possibility for the user to manifest his or her options on cookies also through the settings of the browser used.

    14. Who is required to provide the information and to request consent for the use of cookies?

     The owner of the website that installs profiling cookies. For third- party cookies installed through the site, the obligations of information and consent rest on the third parties, but the owner of the site, as a technical intermediary between them and users, is required to include in the “extended” information the updated links to the information and consent forms of the third parties themselves.

   15. Is the use of cookies to be notified to the Guarantor?

    Profiling cookies, which usually last over time, are subject to the obligation of notification, while cookies that have different purposes and fall within the category of technical cookies, do not have to be notified to the Guarantor.

   16. When do the measures prescribed by the Guarantor with the order of 8 May 2014 enter into force?

    The Guarantor has provided for transitional period of one year from the publication of the measure in the Official Journal to allow interested parties to comply. That period will end on 2 June 2015.