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This Cookie Policy is an integral part of the Priveacy Statement above. The user can express his/her consent to the use of cookies by continuing to navigate the site, or performing a scrolling action by clicking on none of the internal links of the site pages or by clicking on the “ok” button or anyway by closing the banner of the brief notice visible on every first access to the Site, as provided for by the Guarantor for the Protecction of Personal Data (No 229 of May 8, 2014)

Cookies are made up of code portions (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s internet browser, from that browser stored automatically to the user’s computer and automatically returned to the server at any occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the web site from which the cookie itself comes, the lifetime of the cookie itseld comes, the lifetime of the cookie (that is how long it will remain on the users’s device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. At each subsequent visit, cookies are returned to the website that originated them (first party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes, such as allowing you to navigate efficiently betweem pages, remember favorite sites, and generally improve your navigations experience. They also help ensure that online display content is more targetetd to a user and his interestes.

If you decide to disable cookies, this may affect and/or limit your browsing experience, you may not be able to visit certain sectors.

The mode of operation, as well as options for limiting or blocking cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change these settings to block cookies or the alerted whenever cookie are sent to your device. There are several ways to handle cookies, so please refer to your browsier’s browser screen to see how to adjust or change its settings. In fact, the user is enabled to change the default configuration and disable cookies (ie lock them permanently) by setting the highest protection level.

Cookies used in the site

The site uses different types of cookies each of which has a specific functions. The site uses cookies to make navigations simpler. Cookies can also be used to speed up future experiences and user activities on the site. In addition, cookies are used to compile aggregate anonymous statistics that help you understand how users use the site and improve the structure and the contents of the site.

Below is an explanatory list.

Technical cookies are essential for proper site operation and allow users to browse the site and exploit its features (for example, allow you to store previous actions or save your users session and/or perform other activities closely necessary for site operation).

This category also includes analytics cookies that help you understand how users interact with the site by providing information about the last visited page, the number of sections and pages visited, the time elapsed on the site and each issue emerged during the navigation, such as an error message, and help you understand every difficutly that you may meet in your use of the site. This information may be associated with user details such as IP address, domain, or browser; however , they are analyzed together with other users’ information so they do no identify a particular user over the other. These cookies are collected and aggregated in anonymous form and allow the site manager to improve.

This category also incudes analytics cookies that help you understand how users interact with the site by providing informations about the last visisted page, the number of sections and pages visited, the time elapsed on the site and each issue emerged during the course navigation, such as an error message, and help you understand every difficulty that the user encounter in usign the site.

Finally, feature cookies allow the site to remember the user’s choices (for example, the user name) to provide the user with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the Sites, but they improve the quality and the navigation experience. If you do not accept these coookies, your site’s yield and functionality may be lower and access to site-content may be limited.

Sharing (or social networking ) cookies are needed to allow the user to interact with the sites through their social account and serve, for example, to express their appreciation and share it with their social contacts.

The site uses or can use, even in combination, session cookies that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers needed to allow site safe and efficient browsing ; they are deleted at the end of the session (hence the name) with the browser closing; persistent cookies that remain stored on your computer hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users. Through persistent cookies, users who access sites (or other users who use the same computer) will automatically be recognized at each visit.

Third party cookies

When a user uses the site, some cookies that are not monitored by the site manager may be stored. This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third-party website. As a result, you will receive cookies from these third-party services. Third party cookies do not have the site manager control the information provided by the cookie and does not have access to such data. This information is totally controlled by third parties as described in their privacy policy.

The table below shows the third party cookies on the site. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party and are subdivided into the following macro-categories:

Analysts: These are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information about accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password) can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions, etc.).

Widgets: This category includes all those graphical components of a program’s user interface, which is intended to facilitate the user’s interaction with the program itself (for example, Facebook, Google+, Twitter cookies are widgets).

Google Analytics: Analysts: Yes; Location of the treatment: US Privacy Policy

Statcounter: Analytical: Yes; Location of the treatment: US Privacy Policy


Cookie FAQs

What are cookies?

Cookies are small items that are stored inside your computer when visiting a website. These are used to customize users’ browsing and gather automatic site access and usage information. When the website is trusted, as with our portal, cookies help improve and speed up your navigation, as well as facilitate your next visit by making the site more useful for your needs-

This is the setup (or creation) sequence of a cookie:

  • hen you visit a Web site for the first time, this prompts you to accept a cookie for a specific domain. If you accept, the cookie is saved on your computer.
  • Every time a resource is displayed in that domain, the browser sends the cookie.

Is it possible to block cookies?

Yes, you can block or allow cookies on any Web site or choose the sites for which you are allowed.

Should all cookies be blocked?

Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can actually help protect your privacy, but limit the functionality available on some websites. Therefore, you should choose which websites to allow cookies. You can then initially block all cookies and then allow those that are required for trusted sites.

What are Temporary Cookies?

Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from the computer at the end of the browser. They are used to store temporary information, such as items in the cart.

What are permanent cookies?

Permanent cookies (or cookies saved) remain stored on your computer even after you close the navigation Browser. They are used to store information such as your login name and password, so you do not have to re-digit them whenever you visit a specific site. Permanent cookies can stay on your computer for days, months, or even years.

What are the web site cookies displayed?

Web site cookies that are displayed derive from the displayed Web site and may be permanent or temporary. They can be used to store information that will be reused at the next site visit.

What are third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies result from ads from other sites, such as pop-ups or banners, on the Web site you are viewing. They can be used to register the use of the website for marketing purposes.

Here are the steps to enable or disable, delete or block cookies on the major browsers.


Activate or deactivate cookies

  1. Click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Show Advanced Settings.
  4. In the “Privacy” section, click Content Settings.
  5. Enable or disable cookies:
  6. To enable cookies, select” Allow local data save” (recommended).
  7. To turn off cookies, select ”Prevent sites from setting up data”.
  8. Click “Finish” to save.

If you prefer that Google Chrome does not store a record of your visits and downloads, you can browse the Web in incognito navigation mode.

Opening an incognito navigation window

An incognito navigation window looks different from a normal window. The top of an incognito navigation window is gray or blue, depending on your computer or device.

To open an incognito navigation window, do the following:

  • Click on the menu at the top of the “Archive” item and in the submenu click “New Incognito Browsing Window”

Exit the incognito navigation mode

To quit browsing in incognito, you can:

  • Click the X icon in the corner of the window.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + F4 (Windows and Linux) or? -Multiple-W (Mac).
  • Close the last tab in a window; the window will also automatically close.

How does it work

 The browsing history is not recorded. Browsing web pages and downloaded files in incognito navigation mode are not recorded in navigation and download history. ·

 Cookies are deleted. All new cookies are deleted after you have closed all incognito browsing windows.

  • You can easily navigate from incognito to normal mode and vice versa. You can open incognito browsing windows and normal windows at once and switch between modes.
  • Extensions are deactivated. In incognito navigation windows extensions are automatically disabled. This is because Google Chrome does not control the way your extensions manage your personal data. If you would like an extension to appear in incognito browsing windows, select the “Allow incognito mode” check box for the extension.

Data that is stored

Chrome stores your Preferences and General Settings updates.

Chrome stores any changes made to Favorites or general settings in incognito navigation mode. Web sites may keep a record of your visit.

Incognito navigation has the sole purpose of preventing Google Chrome from storing information on the websites you visited. Visited websites may remain stored records of your visit. In addition, all files saved on your computer or on your mobile devices are retained.


To delete cookies, do the following:

  1. To open Internet Explorer, click the Start button. In the Search box, type Internet Explorer, and then in the results list, click Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then click Explore History, click Delete.
  4. Select the Cookie check box, and then click Delete if it is not already selected. Select or clear the check boxes for any other options you want to delete. To keep saved cookies for favorites, select the Keep data on your favorite web site check box.


Preferences for Cookies Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. These settings allow you to configure cookie management in Opera. The default is to accept all cookies.

Accept cookies

All cookies are accepted

Accept cookies only from the site you visit

Third party cookies, sent from a domain other than what you are visiting, are declined.

Never accept cookies

All cookies are rejected

Delete new cookies when you leave Opera

Some websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you want to prevent cookies being sent between sessions and sessions, activate the option “Delete new cookies when you exit Opera”.

Ask before accepting a cookie

To decide from time to time what to do cookies received, select “Ask before accepting a cookie”. By doing so, each cookie will display the cookie dialog box containing information about the cookie source and its attributes.

Manage cookies

The cookie manager allows you to examine and modify cookies saved in Opera. The “Manage cookies …” button opens a window containing a list of folders, each identified by a domain. After you use the Quick Search field to locate a domain, open its folder to see all cookies that are connected to it.

The cookie dialog window

 The cookie dialog box is displayed each time a Web site offers a cookie, but only if you have enabled the “Ask Before Accepting a Cookie” option in Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. The dialog box displays the cookie source and its attributes, and lets you choose whether to accept or reject it.

Strengthens removal at Opera exit

Check the box “Force removal at Opera exit” to request that the cookie be removed at the end of the session regardless of its expiration date.

Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain

To accept or reject all cookies that are set for the same domain, check the box “Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain”. In this way, the next bid of a cookie for the same domain will no longer show the dialog box.

Cookie details

Click “Cookie Details” to see all the attributes.


To set cookie blocking

Touch “Block cookies” and choose “Never”, “Third party and advertiser”, or “Always”. Cookies are web site information that is stored on the device to allow the sites themselves to remember the user at the next visit and so that the web page can be customized based on the information obtained. Important: Some pages may only work if you accept cookies.

To enable or disable JavaScript

Click Advanced and activate or deactivate the corresponding option. JavaScript allows web programmers to control page items. For example, a page that uses JavaScript may display current date and time, or open a link in a new popup window.

To remove information from your device

  • To clear your history from Safari, touch Settings> Safari> Delete History.
  • To clear all cookies from Safari, tap Settings> Safari> Clear cookies and data.

To clear other information stored by Safari, touch Advanced> Web site data> Remove all website data.


To check or change your settings:

Click the menu button and select Options.

Select the Privacy panel.

Under History settings: Select uses custom settings.

To enable cookies, mark the item Accept cookies from the sites; to disable them to remove the mark from the voice. If you’re experiencing cookie issues, make sure that Accept Third-Party Cookies is not set to Never.

Choose how long cookies can stay stored:

Keep them until their expiration date: cookies will be removed when they reach the expiration date (date set by the site that sends cookies).

Keep it until Firefox closes: Cookies stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox closes. Keep it up until you ask each time: it displays a warning every time a website attempts to set a cookie and asks the user if you want this cookie to be saved.

Click OK to close the options window.

Delete cookies for a specific site

  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History Settings: Use Use Custom Settings.
  4. Click the Show Cookies … button. The Cookie window will be displayed.
  5. In the Search field, type the name of the site you want to remove the cookies. A list of search cookies will appear.
  6. In the list, select the cookies to remove and click the Remove Cookies button.
  7. To select all the cookies in the list, select the first cookie and press the Shift + End keys.
  8. Click the Close button to close the Cookie window.
  9. Click OK to close the options window.

Delete all cookies

  1. Click the menu button, select History, and then click Clear Recent History.
  2. From the drop-down menu, Clear Time Range: Select All.
  3. Click the arrow next to Details to display the list of items to be deleted.
  4. Select Cookies and make sure the other items you want to keep are not selected.
  5. Click Delete Now to delete the cookies, then close the Clear All History window.

Block cookies from a specific site

Visit the site that you want to block the ability to set cookies.

Right-click the mouse cursor on the page and select the About page information.

In the About page on the page, select the Permissions panel.

At the Set cookie row, remove the mark from Use predefined. Select the Lock option.

Close the About Page Information window.

Remove all cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.

View the list of blocked websites

Click the menu button and select Options.

Select the Privacy pane.

Under History settings: Select uses custom settings.

Next to Accept Cookies from Sites, click the Exceptions button.

Block cookies from all sites

Click the menu button and select Options.

Select the Privacy pane.

Under “History Settings” select the option using custom settings.

Remove the Mark from Accept Cookies from Sites.

Click OK to close the options window.

Turn off third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than what you are currently visiting. For example, the site may contain a “Like” button on Facebook. That button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. This could be considered as a third-party cookie.

Some advertisers use these types of cookies to track user visits on all sites they offer their services. If a user believes this traceability can be a source of concern and privacy in your privacy, Firefox can disable third-party cookies.


  • Disabling third-party cookies may in some cases prevent tracking from advertisers but not all.
  • Some websites (such as Microsoft’s Hotmail, MSN, and Windows Live Mail mailboxes) use third-party cookies for purposes that are not necessarily related to privacy and their deactivation may interfere with the proper functioning of those sites .

Third-party cookie settings are available in the Firefox Options Privacy pane window:

Click the menu button and select Options.

Select the Privacy panel.

Under History settings: Select uses custom settings.

Set the Accept third-party cookies option to Never.

Note: If you navigate with this type of setting you realize that some of your favorite websites may not be displayed correctly, an intermediate solution is to set the Accept Third Party Cookies option from the visited sites. This setting allows you to accept third-party cookies from previously visited websites.