What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user's device (usually to the web browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user's device to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites. Cookies do not damage your device and may allow us to provide you with a faster and better navigation (their purposes may range from IT authentication to the storage of information on user configurations in accessing a given server, etc.) on our Site. Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user's browser and at times they remain stored after you leave our site.
Cookies may be distinguished into two major group: "technical" cookies and "advertising and marketing" cookies.
a. Technical Cookies, which are those used exclusively for better running the site from a technical point of view, carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to provide a service that has been explicitly requested by the user. Technical cookies can be grouped into browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections); analytics cookies, which can be equated to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the Site manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website; functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service. Users' prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies but the user must be made aware of their presence and may object to their installation.
To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Certain options you select are browser and device specific.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Measurement Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Performance Measurement Cookies
- Targeting Cookies