WHAT ARE COOKIES? Cookies are not viruses or programs, they are merely data saved in text format (eg: “dataAccessoSito=2014-01-20,14:23:15”). These data may only be read by the site that created them and in many cases they have an expiry date, after which the browser will automatically delete them.
HOW DO I DISACTIVATE COOKIES? Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your settings and opt out of receiving cookies by accessing the Help section of your browser’s toolbar. If you decide to decline cookies, we would ask you to bear in mind that by so doing you might not be able to register, customise your settings or use a number of the platform’s interactive features. Flash cookies work differently to browser cookies and the cookie management tools available in the browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, visit the Adobe website and make the changes you wish in the Global Privacy Settings Panel.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES EMPLOYED COOKIES INDISPENSABLE These cookies are essential if you want to move around the site and use its features to the full. Without these cookies some services will not work correctly.
PERFORMANCE COOKIES These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website but they do not store information that might identify a visitor. These cookies only serve to improve website operation. By using the site you accept the fact that these cookies may be stored on your device.
FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES Functionality cookies enable the site to remember choices made by the user (such as the language or other special settings that may be available) and provide advanced personalised functions. They may also be used to provide the requested services. By using the website you accept the fact that these cookies may be stored on your device.
MANAGING COOKIES ON YOUR PC Every browser allows you to personalise the way cookies should be processed. For further information consult your browser documentation. Some browsers allow “anonymous surfing” of websites, accepting cookies which are then automatically cancelled at the end of the session. For further information on “anonymous surfing” consult your browser documentation.
PROFILING COOKIES Other cookies may be used to track and profile users while browsing, study their web browsing movements and habits or what they consume (what they buy, what they read, etc.) in order to send out targeted, personalised advertising (so-called behavioural advertising). In this case we speak of profiling cookies. For example: have you ever happened to visit a service site, then use your webmail or access one of your social network pages and find an advertising banner linked to your most recent web searches or your last internet purchase? This is because these web spaces are designed to recognise your PC or another terminal you use to access the web (smartphone, tablet), and possibly send you promotional messages (not directly used on this site).
PROLIFERATION COOKIES A web page may sometimes contain cookies from other sites and content in a number of elements hosted on the same page, as for example advertising banners, images, videos, etc. In these cases we speak of so-called third party cookies which are usually used for proliferation purposes. So cookies you download on to your pc, smartphone or tablet may also be read by other subjects other than those who manage the web pages you visit (see the privacy conditions of the various social networks: aNobii, ask.fm, aSmallWorld, Badoo, Cloob, Diaspora, Facebook, Foursquare, Friendica, FriendFeed, Friendster, GayRome,o Google+ , Habbo, Last.fm, LinkedIn, Meetup, mixi, YouTube, MySpace, Instagram, Netlog, Ning, Orkut, Pheed, Skyrock, So.c, Socialgo, Social Network Poisoning, Spaces, Twitter, Tumblr, US Intelligence Community, A-Space, Viadeo, Wiser.org, Vine) (Reached through this site).