A "cookie" is information embedded in a text file that is transferred from the website visited by the user in his hard disk where it is saved in order to allow websites to store some data to make them accessible to a subsequent access to the 'user. It is ultimately a sort of reminder of the visited web page, with which the web server sends information to the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) which, stored on the computer of the latter, they are then re-read and updated every time the user returns to the site to improve his navigation. In this way the website can automatically adapt to the user, allowing, moreover, to offer personalized services. Some cookies require consent, others do not: in the first case, the consent issued by the user is always revocable.
Based on their duration, they are distinguished in:
Based on the origin, the cookies are divided, however, into:
Depending on the function and purpose of use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies:
Please note that cookies can be read or modified only by the site that created them and can’t be used to access any other user data through the browser nor can they transmit computer viruses as they are not software programs, but simple information text that can’t possibly damage the computer. Most browsers accept cookies automatically and yet the user can disable cookies directly from their browser. Finally, based on the quality of the services offered by the site, the deactivation of cookies may lead to the user being unable to use all or some of the online features and in some cases access to the site itself.
Sometimes, turning off temporary or permanent session cookies from the browser involves, for technical reasons, the impossibility of connecting to the site and entering the reserved area, and prevents the operation of some applications based entirely on the sessions.
The browsers give the possibility to disable all cookies except for session cookies, but also in this case there will not be various features of the site, including, for example, the function "remember" that allows you to enter without typing user and each time password.
Disabling cookies also prevents you from showing you any service messages once, or knowing if you are a new user or a user who has already visited our site.
The data collected through cookies will be kept according to their nature: session cookies expire when the user closes the browser, persistent cookies have typical expiration dates that, unless special exceptions, do not exceed 20 days; permanent ones, which are used to store information, such as the login name and password, so as to avoid the user having to re-type them each time they visit the site, remain stored in the computer even after closing the browser. Your data may also be disclosed to subjects of public security and other public and private entities for the fulfillment of obligations under the law including tax, administrative, financial and similar. In no case will the data be disseminated. In compliance with the principles of proportionality and necessity, the data will not be stored for longer periods than those necessary to achieve the purposes indicated in this statement.