WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user to send its terminal (usually the browser) where they are stored before being transmitted back to the same sites during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later even after several days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences from a single browser on the specific device used (PC, tablet, smartphone).
While navigating a website, you can get on to their terminals also cookies that are sent from different web sites or servers (so-called "third party"), on which they may reside some elements (such as, eg., Images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) on the same site that are visiting.
Cookies, usually present in browsers of users in very large numbers and sometimes even large temporal persistence characteristics, are used for different purposes: running computer authentication, tracking sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding the users who access server, etc.
Later in this document will refer to cookies and similar technologies to all by simply using the word "cookie".
TYPES OF COOKIES
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service "(cfr. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed by the owner or operator of the website. Can be divided into the navigation cookie or session, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to the technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality of cookies, that allow a user browsing the function of a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
For the installation of these cookies you are not required the prior approval of the users, while it remains subject to the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, the operator of the site, if you use only such devices, may provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
DURATION OF COOKIES
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close the browser or log out of the execution of the command. Other cookies "survive" the browser is closed, and are also available in future visits.
These are called persistent cookies, and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases there is fixed a deadline, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES BY THE VISITOR
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using your browser settings.
The total or partial disabling of technical cookies do not compromise the use of the functionality of the site.
The setting can be defined specifically for the different sites and web applications.
The following web resources that illustrate how to proceed for each of the major browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
This keeps the site of its web server log file: this data is used exclusively for statistical purposes and for possible security problems.