What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, usually containing letters and numbers, which is downloaded to the User's device when he/she accesses the Website. Cookies are then sent to the original site on each subsequent visit.
This information may relate to the User, his or her preferences or the device used to access the site (computer, tablet or mobile phone) and is primarily used to adjust the site to work to the User's expectations or to collect data for statistical purposes.
Different types of cookies
Cookies are classified in different ways according to the profile in question. Cookies are divided into session or persistent cookies, depending on duration.
Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session (i.e. from when a user opens the browser window until they exit the browser), allowing websites to link a user’s actions during a browser session. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a User put in their shopping basket as they browse a site. They could also be used for security when a User accesses internet banking or to facilitate the use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a single browser session.
The use of session cookies (which, in any case, are not stored permanently on the User's computer and are automatically deleted as soon as the browser is closed) is strictly for the purposes of data transmission (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) which identify the specific session and are necessary to enable secure and efficient browsing. The session cookies used on this Website avoid the need to use other computer techniques that could compromise the confidentiality of Users’ web browsing.
Cookies may be kept for longer than one session; they are stored on the User’s device during separate browser sessions and allow Users' actions on a website to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering Users’ preferences and choices when using a site (or in some cases across various websites).
"First-party" and "third-party" cookies
Cookies may be categorised as first- or third-party cookies, depending on the party that creates them. The circumstances that determine whether a cookie is a "first-party" or "third-party" cookie is closely connected with the website or domain that uses that particular cookie. "First-party" cookies are, in essence, cookies created by the website visited by the User - i.e. the site displayed in the URL window; in our case, the cookies created by the Owner’s website. “Third-party” cookies are cookies that are created by a domain other than the one visited by the User, i.e. cookies that are created by websites other than the Owner’s website. If a User visits a website (such as this one) and a third party creates a cookie via this website, this specific cookie is known as a "third-party" cookie.
Technical cookies are necessary for communication on the electronic network and are normally directly installed by the website Owner or manager; they are necessary for the proper functioning of the site or for improving the service provided to the User. Users' prior consent is not required for the installation of these cookies, but they must be informed about their presence.
Profiling cookies are designed to create User profiles and are used to send advertising messages according to the preferences shown by the User when web-browsing. Users must be informed of the presence of profiling cookies and must consent to their use.
Targeted Advertising Cookies
These cookies derive from third-party services and allow us to provide advertising agencies with information about Users’ visits to our website, so that Users can view advertising messages based on their interests. In the same way, these cookies allow us to connect to social networks, which can also use information about Users' visits to our site to show them advertising messages.
Consent to cookies
Browser settings are another way of giving your consent or refusal to cookies; Users can configure their browsers so that they are advised of the presence of cookies and can decide whether or not to accept them. Users can also automatically reject all cookies by activating the relevant option in their browser.
Additional information on cookies
For further information on cookies installed via this Website, please write to the following email address: email@example.com
The entry into force of any new industry regulations, as well as the ongoing examination and updating of User services, may necessitate a change in the way personal data is processed. It is therefore possible that this policy will change over time and Users are therefore encouraged to consult this page periodically. For this reason, the policy document bears the date on which it was updated.
Date of Preparation: 25/05/2018
Last updated: 01/07/2020