Last update: may 2022
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are strings of small codes that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.), where they are stored in order to be re-transmitted at each occurrence or subsequent access to the same sites by the same user.
2. Why are they useful?
3. How do I select or disable cookies?
By changing the settings of your browser, cookies may be restricted or blocked. For cookie management, please refer to the instruction manual or to the instructions provided by your browser by following the paths below (for the most common browsers):
If the user uses more than one browser, the procedure for deleting cookies must be carried out for each of them. If the user uses different devices (such as smartphones or tablets), he/she should refer to the instruction manual of his/her device to uninstall cookies.
Please note that if you choose to block the receipt of cookies, this may affect or prevent the proper functioning of the Website as some cookies are strictly necessary for navigation.
4. How many types of cookies are there?
Cookies are classified into different types:
- in relation to DURATION, the cookie may be either ‘session’ (automatically deleted when the browser is closed) or ‘persistent’ (active until its expiry date or deletion by the user);
- in relation to PROVENANCE, the cookie may be either ‘first party’ (sent to your browser directly from the Site you are visiting) or ‘third party’ (sent to your browser from other sites and not from the Site you are visiting);
- in relation to the PURPOSE, the cookie can be “technical” or “profiling”. A “technical” cookie is a navigation, indispensable, performance, process or security cookie; a “technical” cookie is also a functionality, language preference, session status cookie; a “technical” cookie is a first-party or third-party statistical-analytical cookie with IP masking, without data cross-referencing. You do not need your prior consent for the installation of ‘technical’ cookies. On the other hand, a “profiling” cookie is a third-party statistical-analytical cookie that uses the entire IP address; a “profiling” cookie is also an advertising, advertising, tracking or conversion cookie. Your prior consent is required for the installation of ‘non-technical’ cookies.
Where cookies are used to assess the effectiveness of an information society service provided by the website operator (so-called publisher) and to help measure its ‘traffic’, i.e. the number of visitors also possibly broken down by geographic area, time of connection or other characteristics, they are commonly referred to as analytics cookies.
According to the latest clarification by the Italian Data Protection Authority in its ‘Guidelines on cookies and other tracking tools’, published on 9 July 2021, analytics cookies are assimilated to technical cookies and, as such, can be used without the user’s prior consent in the event that:
- are used by the publisher (so-called first-party analytics cookies) for purely statistical data processing, even if they relate to multiple domains, websites or apps provided they are attributable to the same publisher;
- are used by third parties, which provide the web measurement service to the publisher, under all of the following conditions:
- for the sole purpose of producing aggregate statistics and in relation to a single site or mobile application;
- masking of at least the fourth component of the IP address is guaranteed;
- the third parties in question refrain from combining the analytics cookies, even if minimised in this way, with other processing (customer files or statistics of visits to other sites, for example) and/or from passing them on to further third parties, except where the production of statistics by such third parties from the minimised data affects several domains, websites or apps that can be traced back to the same publisher or business group.
5. What cookies does this Site use?
The Site uses the following types of cookies:
|_fbp||Advertisement||3 months||This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.|
|_pk_id.2.1cca||Analytics||1 year 27 days||This cookie is set by matomo and used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID|
|_pk_ses.2.1cca||Analytics||30 minutes||This cookie is set by matomo and used to temporarily store data for the visit|
|CONSENT||Analytics||2 years||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||Necessari||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||Necessari||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||Necessari||1 year||The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||Necessari||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||Necessari||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Others”.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||Necessari||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Performance”.|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||Necessari||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|elementor||Necessari||never||This cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.|
|fr||Advertisement||3 months||Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Advertisement||5 months 27 days||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|YSC||Advertisement||session||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
6. Social Buttons
On the Site there are “buttons” (called “social buttons/widgets”) representing the icons of social networks or other services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). These buttons allow users browsing the Site to be redirected directly to the social profiles of the Site owner. In these cases, the social network of reference acquires data relating to the user’s visit. Apart from these cases, in which it is the user who spontaneously shares his or her browsing data with the chosen social network(s) by clicking on the button(s), the Site will not share with the latter any browsing information or user data acquired through the Site itself. With regard to the processing of personal data carried out by the managers of the social networks accessed through the buttons on the Site, please refer to the information on the processing of personal data provided by the managers of the social networks in their respective privacy policies.
In particular, for more information on Facebook’s cookies and Facebook’s handling of personal data, please refer to:
In particular, for more information on Twitter’s cookies and Twitter’s processing of personal data, please refer to:
In particular, for more information on LinkedIn’s cookies and LinkedIn’s processing of personal data, see, respectively: