General definition of cookies
Cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are small files consisting of short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) with various functions. They are stored by the browser used for browsing on the user's terminal when accessing a specific site. Among the different purposes that are linked to the use of these markers, some are indispensable for a correct and fluid navigation (so-called technical cookies), while others are functional for monitoring and profiling navigators to make advertising promotion strategies more effective on line (so-called profiling cookies).
Types of cookies
- from an objective point of view, a distinction is made between technical cookies (which include analytic cookies that allow us to measure the flow of users on the site), functional cookies (allowing to store some choices from browsers such as user name, length and region) and profiling cookies (i.e., cookies used to track users in order to offer them targeted advertising messages based on the tastes and preferences shown by the user while browsing the web);
- from a subjective point of view, a distinction is made between first-party cookies (sent to the user's browser directly from the site visited) and third-party cookies (sent to the user's browser from sites other than those browsed by the browser);
- based on the storage time, a distinction is made between session cookies (which are automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session by closing the browser) and persistent cookies (which remain on the user's terminal until the expiry date set for them or until specifically removed).
Cookies installed by the website
In particular they are used:
- session cookies that identify the user during his session on the website and allow his interaction with the same;
- the _gat cookie (which expires ten minutes after being created or updated) and the _ga cookie (which expires two years after creation or updating), both of which are part of the Google Analytics analysis and monitoring service.
Since the cookie usage policy may change over time, users should periodically consult this page in order to learn about any updates and corrections.
The "third-party" Google Analytics cookies
As mentioned above, this site uses third-party performance cookies to analyze Web traffic, using the services provided by the Google Analytics site. These cookies are used to store information that does not allow the personal identification of users, thus guaranteeing anonymity.
Web surfers can choose to manage and/or block cookies by accessing the browser options used for browsing on each device in use (PC, tablet, smartphone ...). In any case, please note that the blocking of cookies can compromise the use of some functions of our website.
How to block cookies through the browser used for browsing:
- In the browser, go to the "Tools" menu and select Internet Options> Privacy> Advanced.
- Click on "Replace automatic cookie management".
- Specify how Internet Explorer will manage the cookies of proprietary sites and third-party sites (a website that is not the one currently displayed).
- To always allow cookies to be saved on your computer, click Accept.
- To always deny cookies to your computer, click on Block.
- To receive a confirmation request before cookies are saved on your computer, click Ask confirmation.
- To always allow session cookies to be saved (cookies that will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer) on your computer, click on "Always accept session cookies".
- Click on the browser toolbar menu icon.
- Select Settings (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
- Click on "Content settings" in the "Privacy" section.
- Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
- Click on the "Cookies" tab of the "Content Settings" window displayed.
- Click on "All cookies and site data" to open the respective dialog box.
- To delete all cookies, click "Remove All" at the bottom of the dialog box.
- To delete a specific cookie, select the site that sent the cookie and then click Remove.
How to block cookies by default:
- Block all cookies: Select "Prevent sites from setting data". Please note: selecting this setting prevents most sites that require login from functioning. When a cookie has been blocked, the icon appears in the address bar.
- Block only third-party cookies: Select the "Ignore exceptions and block the setting of third-party cookies" checkbox. Once the box is checked, the third-party cookies on the site will not be accepted, even after adding a site to the Exceptions list and choosing to allow the corresponding cookies.
How to allow cookies by default:
- Make sure that the "Allow local data saving" option is selected to allow third-party proprietary cookies and cookies. To accept only proprietary cookies, select the "Block all third-party cookies, without exceptions" checkbox.
Definition of exceptions for cookies of websites or specific domains.
To control the cookie management of some specific sites or domains, click on Manage exceptions. To add a rule in the "Exceptions relating to cookies and site data" dialog displayed, proceed as follows:
- Click "Add a new exception template" and enter the domain name for which you want to define an exception.
- To define some exceptions for an entire domain, enter [*.] In front of the domain name (eg [*.] Google.com).
- You can also specify an IP address, an IPv6 address or a non-http URL.
- Use the menu to determine if the site can set cookies or not. By selecting "Only for the session", the relevant cookies will be deleted each time you close the browser.
- This dialog also allows you to edit or remove exceptions.
- Select Safari -> Preferences.
- Click the Security button on the toolbar.
- Safari displays preferences.
- By means of the following shortcut options, defined in which way Safari must accept, or not, cookies:
o Only those visited: The default option that allows sites to function properly without allowing an avalanche of illicit cookies
- To display cookies correctly in your system, click on the Show cookies button.
- The site that used the cookie will forget the data saved in the file, or you will have to proceed manually (eg you will have to type in the site a password that was previously read automatically by the cookie).
- Click on the Close button to save your changes.