Which cookies are used on this site?
On this website, technical cookies are used, aimed at ensuring the correct use of the contents of the site.
This website does not use profiling cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that a website can send, when browsing, to the user’s device (be it a PC, a notebook, a smartphone, a tablet, usually stored directly on the browser used for the navigation). The same website that transmitted them, then, can read and record cookies that are on the device to obtain information of various kinds.
How many types of cookies exist?
There are two basic macro-categories, with different characteristics: technical cookies and profiling cookies
Technical cookies are generally necessary for the proper functioning of the website and to allow navigation; without them the navigator may not be able to view the pages correctly or use some services. For example, a technical cookie is essential to keep the user connected throughout the visit to a website, or to store the language, display, and so on. Technical cookies can be further distinguished in navigation cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies only when used to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are normally used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net.
Cookies can still be classified as:
- session cookies, which are deleted immediately when the browser is closed (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, etc.);
- persistent cookies, which – unlike session cookies – remain in the browser for a certain period of time. They are used, for example, to recognize the device that connects to the site facilitating user authentication operations;
- first part cookies or cookies generated and managed directly by the manager of the website on which the user is browsing;
- third-party cookies, which are generated and managed by parties other than the operator of the website on which the user is browsing (in force, as a rule, a contract between the website owner and the third party).