What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded on the user’s device when they visit a website. On every subsequent visit the cookies are returned to the website from which they originated (first party cookies) or to another site which recognises them (third party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They have a number of purposes such as, for example, allowing efficient browsing through pages, remembering favourite sites and, in general, improving the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content viewed online is more targeted at the User and their interests. Cookies can generally be disabled completely in your web browser at any moment.
Categories of cookie
According to the function and purposes of use, cookies can be subdivided into four categories*: essential cookies (strictly necessary), performance cookies, functionality cookies and marketing cookies.
Essential cookies: enable the user to move around within the website and to use its features. Without these cookies, the services requested cannot be provided. Just one example is the storing of activity in order to return to the previous pages during the same session.
Performance cookies: gather information on the use of a website by visitors, for example the pages most frequently visited and the possible display of error messages of the site. These cookies do not gather information which could lead to the profiling of visitors. All the information obtained is used exclusively to improve the operation of the site and, at the same time, the User experience.
Functionality cookies: enable the site to remember the User’s choices (such as their name, language and the geographical area in which they are located) and to provide more personalised and advanced features. They can also be used to provide particular services requested by the User, such as the playback of a video.
Marketing cookies: are used to provide advertising content more targeted at the User and their interests.
Cookie settings on our website
Cookies which do not require consent:
Cookies for which consent is required
All cookies, other than those technical ones mentioned above, are only installed or activated following the consent expressed by the User the first time they visit the site. The consent can be expressed in a general manner, interacting with the brief disclosure banner which is present on the initial page of the site, in accordance with the methods indicated on such banner (closing the banner, or clicking the OK button, or scrolling down the page or clicking on any element of it); or it can be provided selectively, in accordance with the methods indicated below. An imprint of this consent is held on subsequent visits. However, the User always has the possibility of revoking in full or in part the consent already expressed.
Cookies administered by third parties
a) Advertising profiling cookies
They are used to provide advertising based on interests revealed during internet browsing (OBA). The User will find below the name of the third parties which administer them and, for each one of them, the link to the page on which you will find information on the processing and where to express your consent.
The user can also check any of the third parties that install cookies of this type on the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte/.
b) Retargeting cookies
They are used to send advertisements to individuals that have previously visited this site. The User will find below the name of the third parties that administer them and, for each of them, the link to the page on which you will find information on the processing and where to express your consent.
c) Social network cookies
They are used for the sharing of content on social networks. The User will find below the name of the third parties that administer them and, for each of them, the link to the page on which you will find information on the processing and where to express your consent.
d) Statistical cookies
They are used by third parties, also in a disaggregated form, for the management of statistics. You will find below the name of the third parties that administer them and, for each of them, the link to the page on which you will find information on the processing and where to express your consent.
The user can also manage their cookie preferences using the browser.
If the User does not know the type and version of browser that they are using, click on “Help” in the browser window at the top, from which all the necessary information can be accessed. However, if the type of browser is known, click on that which is being used to access the cookie management page.