What is a cookie and what is it used for?
A cookie is a small file that is stored in the user’s computer, tablet, smartphone or any other device containing browsing information.
Cookies allow us to improve the quality of our website, to monitor which pages are useful and which are less useful, and which have room for improvement.
Cookies are essential for the running of our website, enhancing the provision of interactive services, making your browsing experience easier and increasing the usability of our website.
Cookies can never damage your equipment. On the contrary, enabling your cookies will help us identify and correct errors.
What types of cookies do we use?
First-party or proprietary cookies: These cookies are sent to your browser from our own equipment or domain – from which we provide the service you request from us.
Third-party cookies: These cookies are sent to your browser from an equipment or domain not managed by us but by a collaborating organisation, such as cookies from social media websites or those used in external content e.g. by Google Maps.
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary cookies that stay on your browser’s cookie folder until you leave the website, so none of them stays in your computer’s hard drive. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyse traffic habits. In the long run, they allow us to enhance your browsing experience, improve our contents and make it easier for you to use our website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored in your hard drive and our website reads them every time you visit us. Permanent cookies have a specific expiry date, so the cookie will stop working after such date. These cookies are generally used to facilitate access through registration.
Technical cookies: These cookies are necessary for you to browse and for the smooth running of our website. They allow your device, for instance, to monitor the traffic and communication of data, to access restricted areas, to complete registrations, to use security elements, to store contents, to share videos or to share contents over social media websites.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow you to access the service with some predefined features according to a series of criteria, such as language, type of browser used to access the service, regional settings, etc.
Analytic cookies: These cookies enable us to quantify the number of users accessing the website, and to measure and conduct statistical analysis on the use of the services provided.
For that purpose, the browsing on the website is analysed, in order to improve the offer of services provided.
Advertising cookies: These cookies allow to manage the advertising spaces that may be included in our website in the most efficient way.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These cookies store information about the behaviour of users obtained through continuous observation. They allow us to identify browsing habits and to display advertising that is relevant to your browsing profile, if applicable.
How to set up or disable your cookies
You may allow, block or delete the cookies installed in your equipment by using the setup options of your browser. If you disable cookies in your browser, some services may not be available to you and your experience in our website may prove less satisfactory.