What are cookies?
Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.
Types of cookies
Technical cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site and are used to manage the login and access to the reserved functions of the site. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (closed the browser are deleted). Their deactivation compromises the use of services accessible by login.
Profiling cookies. These are persistent cookies used to identify user preferences and improve their browsing experience. According to the Italian Data Protection Authority, pursuant to art. 23 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, the use of these cookies requires adequate information and a request for consent from you.
Third-party cookies. By visiting a website you can receive cookies from both the visited site and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn. These are parts of the page visited generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
List of cookies used on the site:
This is the list of technical cookies:
This is the list of “simple” profiling cookies:
Duration of cookies
Session cookies, present on this site, remain active only until the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies. No opt-in is required, ie a click to accept profiling cookies, but simply continue browsing to implicitly accept the contents of the information. Furthermore, technical cookies do not need any authorization!
The disabling of “third-party” cookies does not affect the navigability in any way.
As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options-> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.