1.What are cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored to be transmitted to the same sites at the next visit of the same user. In the course of browsing a site, the user can also receive on his terminal cookies that are sent from different sites or web servers (c.d. “third parties”), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the site that it is visiting.
Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in a very high number and sometimes also with features of ample temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentications, monitoring of sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc.
2.What are the main types of Cookies?
In this regard, and for the purposes of this measure, two macro-categories are identified: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
2a.Cookies for technical purposes.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmit a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide that service.” (cf. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code).
They are not used for additional purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access reserved areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site itself; cookie functionality, allowing the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to it. For the installation of such cookies is not required prior consent of users.
2b.Cookie for profiling
Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of web browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the privacy of users, European and Italian law provides that the user must be adequately informed about the use of the devices and thus express his or her valid consent. The Court of First Instance held that the Court of First Instance erred in law. 122 of the Privacy Code where it provides that “The storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or user or access to information already stored shall be permitted only if the contractor or user has given his consent after having been informed in the manner simplified according to article 13 Privacy Code, paragraph 3.
Session e persistent cookies
Session Cookies, which contain the information that is used in your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing is stored on your computer beyond the time of use of the site (ASP. NET_Session and language).
Persistent Cookies (type ASPXANONYMOUS), which are used to keep the information that is used in the period between one access to the web site, or used for technical purposes and to improve the navigation on the site. This data allows sites to recognize that you are already a known user or visitor and adapts accordingly. “Persistent” cookies have a duration that is fixed by the website and that can vary from a few minutes to several years.
First party and third part cookies
It is necessary, that is, to take into account the different subject that installs cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the same manager of the site that the user is visiting (which can be briefly indicated as “publisher”) or a different site that installs cookies through the first (c.d. “third parties”).
The first part cookies, created and readable by the site that created them.
Cookies of third parties, which are created and readable by domains outside the site and whose data are kept by the third party.
Advertisements on our website are provided by third party organizations. Our advertising partners will provide advertisements deemed to be of interest to you, based on the information collected following your visits to this and other websites. In order to perform such data collection our partner may need to place a cookie (a short text file) on your computer. For more information about this type of advertising based on users’ tastes, resulting from third-party cookies, you can visit third-party websites at the links below.
At the link www.youronlinechoices.com you will also find information on how behavioural advertising works and a lot of information about cookies in addition to the steps to follow to protect privacy on the internet”.
3.Which cookies use this website, what are their main features and how to refuse consent to each of the profiling cookies
This website may send you the following cookies, briefly described below, for the following purposes.
First part technical cookies
Main Third Party Cookies (Third Party):
Third Party turn.com
Third Party yahoo.com
Third Party demdex.net
Third Party smartadserver.com
Third Party agkn.com
Third Party spotxchange.com
Third Party nexac.com
Third Party doubleclick.net
Third Party alenty.com
Third Party webtrekk.net
Third Party google-analytics.com
Third Party imrworldwide.com
Third Party facebook.com
Third Party akamaihd.net
Third Party atwola.com
Third Party googlesyndication.com
Third Party sascdn.com
Third Party 360yield.com
Third Party qservz.com
Third Party adbroker.de
Third Party adspirit.net
To deny consent to the use of one or more profiling cookies you can:
– access the above links to deny consens;
– alternatively, follow the disable procedure provided by the main browsers:
Microsoft Windows Explorer
To disable Cookie Flash