Cookies Policy

The discipline concerning the use of the cookies and other similar tools (web beacons / web bugs, clear GIFs, etc.) in the devices (personal computers, notebooks, tablet PCs, smartphones, etc.) used by users, have recently been modified following the implementation of Directive 2009/136 which amended the "e-Privacy" directive (2002/58 / EC) and of the provision "Identification of simplified procedures for information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies - 8 May 2014".
Cookies are small text files that send to your device (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user. Cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of specific information regarding users accessing the server and are usually present in each user's browser in very large numbers.

Cookies on the domain
They allow you to navigate efficiently from one page to another on the website.
They store the username and preferences entered.
Allow you to avoid entering the same information (such as username and password) several times during the visit.
They measure the use of services by users, to optimize the browsing experience and the services themselves.
They present targeted advertising information based on the interests and behaviour expressed by the user while browsing.

These features are divided into several categories:
1. Technical cookies
2. Analytical cookies

Below are the types of cookies used on the site
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 work properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of user preferences.

2. Analytical cookies
They are used to gather information on the use of the site. 
The owner uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the site and simplify its use, as well as monitor its correct functioning.
This type of cookie collects information in an aggregate and anonymous way about the activity of the users browsing the domain.

These cookies are installed directly by the owner and since they are used for functional and analytical purposes ("cookie analytics") their installation does not require the express consent but only the communication of the existence of such tools.

How to disable technical and analytical cookies?
It is reiterated that for this type of cookie the consent must not be explicit. They can be blocked as indicated in the following paragraphs but this operation may prevent you from using certain parts of the site.

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

The operating modes and options to limit 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 the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be warned whenever cookies are sent to his device.

There are several ways to manage cookies, for this purpose it is necessary to refer to the instruction manual or to 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 definitively), setting the highest level of protection. Below the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
If the user uses different devices to view and access the sites (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), he must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect his cookie preferences. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, please refer to the user manual of the device.

o Internet Explorer -https: //
o Safari -
o Chrome -
o Firefox -
o Ads preferences management
o Rules for the deactivation of Behavioural Advertising
o Add-on to disable Google Analytics

Technical indications of the guarantor

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 devices, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on the next visit. "Third parties" cokies are instead set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the site visited.

2. What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for different purposes: computer authentication, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.

3. What are technical cookies?
These are cookies used to browse or provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner.
Without the use of these cookies, some operations could not be performed or would be more complex and / or less secure, such as, for example, home banking (account statement display, bank transfers, bill payments, etc.), for the which cookies, which allow you to make and keep the user's identification within the session, are essential.

4. Analytical cookies are "technical" cookies?
No. The Guarantor (see provision of 8 May 2014) stated that they can be treated as technical cookies only if used for the purpose of optimizing the site directly by the owner of the site itself, which can collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and on how they visit the site. Under these conditions, for analytics cookies the same rules apply, in terms of information and consent, provided for technical cookies.

5. What are “profiling" cookies”?
These are cookies used to track user browsing on the net and create profiles on his tastes, habits, choices, etc. With these cookies advertising messages can be transmitted to the user's device in line with the preferences already shown by the same user while browsing online.

6. Is the user's consent required to install cookies on his device?
It depends on the purposes for which cookies are used and, therefore, if they are "technical" or "profiling" cookies.
For the installation of technical cookies, users' consent is not required, while it is necessary to provide information (Article 13 of the Privacy Code). Profiling cookies, on the other hand, can only be installed on the user's device if they have given their consent after being informed in a simplified manner.

7. How should the site owner provide the simplified information and request consent to the use of profiling cookies?
As established by the Guarantor in the provision indicated in question no. 4, the information must be set 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" statement, the request for consent to the use of cookies and a link to access to a more "extended" information. On this page, the user will be able to find more detailed information on cookies, choosing which specific cookies to authorize.

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 able to be eliminated only through an active user intervention, that is through the selection of an element contained in the page below.

9. What indications should the banner contain?
The banner must specify that the site uses profiling cookies, possibly also of "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 deny consent to the installation of any cookie.
It should be noted that if the user chooses to continue "skipping" the banner, he consents to the use of cookies.

10. How can the acquisition of consent through the use of the banner be documented?
To keep track of the consent acquired, the site owner can use a specific technical cookie, a system that is not particularly invasive and that does not in turn require further consent.
In the presence of such "documentation", it is not necessary for the short information to be repeated at the user's second visit to the site, without prejudice to the possibility for the latter to deny consent and / or modify, at any time and in a easy manner, its own options, for example through access to the extended information, which must therefore be linkable from every page of the site.

11. Can the online consent to the use of cookies be requested only through the use of the banner?
No. The owners of the sites always have the possibility of having recourse to methods other than that identified by the Guarantor in the aforementioned provision, provided that the methods chosen present all the requisites of validity of the consent required by law.

12. Does the obligation to use the banner also apply to site owners who only use technical cookies?
No. In this case, the owner of the site can give the information to users in the manner he deems most suitable, for example, also by inserting the relative indications in the privacy policy indicated on the site.

13. What should the "extended" information indicate?
It must contain all the elements required by law, analytically describe the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed by the site and allow the user to select / deselect individual cookies.
It must include the updated link to the information and to the consent forms of the third parties with whom the holder has stipulated agreements for the installation of cookies through its website.
Finally, it must recall the possibility for the user to express their cookie options also through the settings of the browser used.

14. Who is required to provide the information and request consent for the use of cookies?
The website owner who installs profiling cookies.
For third-party cookies installed through the site, the disclosure and consent obligations are borne by third parties, but the site owner, as a technical intermediary between these and users, is required to include updated links in the "extended" policy to the information and to the consent forms of the third parties themselves.

15. Should the use of cookies be notified to the Guarantor?
Profiling cookies, which usually last over time, are subject to notification, while cookies that have different purposes and fall into the technical cookie category must not be notified to the Guarantor.

16. When will the measures prescribed by the Guarantor with the provision of 8 May 2014 come into force?
The Guarantor has provided for a transitional period of one year starting from the publication of the provision in the Official Gazette to allow interested parties to come into compliance. This period will end on 2 June 2015.