Cookies and navigation data

Cookies Policy

This cookies policy expressly describes the usage and type of cookies according to the Italian Data Protection Authority disposition. It completes and supplements the information included on “Privacy” and “Legal Notes

What are cookies

Cookies are small text strings (letters or/and numbers) sent by the websites to your computer or to any other device used to browse the website.
The user can receive cookies on his device directly from the current website or from different websites and servers (known as third part cookies that provide contents or services such as images, maps, videos, links etc. on the visited website).

Purpose and utility of cookies

Cookies are used to improve your visit, to give you the best navigation experience on our websites and to keep track of users preferences, in order to ensure the best possible service.
For example, we use cookies for:

  • Save your credentials
  • Identify you when you sign-in to our site
  • Keep track of items stored in your shopping cart during a navigation session, when you check out your cart, or when you sign-out without checking out.
  • Collect relevant information in order to offer content corresponding to your interests;
  • Keep track of your specific preferences of navigation (language, font size and color);
  • Collect anonymous analytics information such as website visitor number and most viewed pages.

Type of cookies

We mainly use two types of cookies:

  1. Session Cookies: temporary saved on your computer or device while surfing the website and deleted when you quit your browser
  2. Persistent cookies: remain on your computer for a longer time. We use persistent cookies to identify and automatically log in the user in between different browsing sessions

Cookie type: required cookie
What do they do? They are essential for a proper website experience, enabling visitors to fully enjoy the website characteristics and services. This type of cookies includes, for example, tracking past interactions (i.e. form completion) when going back to a previously visited page during the current session.
Do they collect personal data? They don’t because it is not the user (ad an individual) who is identified but rather the computer/device used to browse the website. Not accepting the use of cookies might result in a much more frustrating browsing experience.

Cookie type: performance cookie.
What do they do? They affect the interaction between users and the website, providing relevant information such as visited pages and the time spent on each page.
Do they collect personal data? They don’t because it is not the user (ad an individual) who is identified but rather the computer/device used to browse the website. All data are collected anonymously.

Cookie type: purposes.
What do they do? They allow our website to keep track of your preferences (i.e. user name, preferred language or region) in order to provide a more customized on line experience.
They enable, for instance, to use video players, to play online games and social interaction like blogs, chats and forums.
Do they collect personal data? The information can include user’s personal data, like names or profile data. They will be used solely for the mentioned purposes.
By not accepting the use of cookies the browsing experience might result degraded and/or limited.

Cookie type: Profiling/Advertising.

What do they do? They are used to show or to restrict advertisements based on user interests. They also remind the user of the visited websites when on third party connected websites.
Do they collect personal data? Most of them keep track of user preferences by using IP address, therefore they might collect personal data.

Managing cookies

Our system will generate cookies as soon as the user accesses the website, unless the browser is set to reject them. You can set your cookies preferences in your browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.). The most common browsers accept cookies by default, although users can decide to change this setting.
Most browsers offer the chance to manage cookies preferences in their main menus. Usually, from your browser settings menu, you can:

  1. View cookies;
  2. Accept cookies;
  3. Delete some or all of the cookies;
  4. Delete all cookies when you close your browser;
  5. Block cookies
  6. Be notified when you receive a cookie;

Specific information on how to manage your cookies are available on your browser settings menu, in the help screens or on the browser web site.

You can set your browser to adapt the cookies policy to specific websites and apps. Furthermore some browsers are capable to specify different settings for proprietary and third part cookies.

Block Cookies

Partially or totally blocking cookies might result in a degraded or limited browsing experience. The user will be anonymous and the website will not be able to remember his preferences, personal settings or navigation history (i.e. shopping cart).
By Setting the browser to delete all cookies, all the preferences will be deleted when the browser is closed.

More information

More information about cookies or how to manage them, can be found on the following websites: