Privacy & Cookies EN

This cookie policy has the specific purpose of explaining the types, ways of using them, as well as providing information about actions to refuse or delete cookies on the site, if desired.

a. What are and how cookies are used

Cookies are text strings sent by a web server (for example, the site) to the user’s Internet browser, which are automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically returned to the server at any occurrence or subsequent access to the site.

By default, almost all web browsers are set to accept cookies automatically.

The websites use or may use, even in combination, the following categories of cookies, subdivided according to the classification proposed in Opinion 04/2012 on the exemption from the consent for the use of cookies issued by the former Work Group art. 29 within the Community (available here:

  • “Session” sessions that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional requirements for the transmission of session identifiers needed to allow safe and efficient site scanning; They are deleted at the end of the “session” (from which the name) with the browser closing. This type of cookie prevents the use of other potentially damaging computer techniques for the privacy of user browsing;
  • “Persistent” that remain stored on your computer hard drive until their expiration or deletion by users / visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors to the site (or other users who use the same computer) will automatically be recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies fulfill many features in the interest of navigators (such as the use of navigation language or shopping cart registration in online purchases. However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or, even , For purposes of dubious legality, visitors can set up their computer browser so that it accepts / refuses all cookies or displays a warning every time a cookie is offered, in order to assess whether or not to accept it. However, user is enabled to change the default configuration (default) and disable cookies (ie lock them permanently) by setting the highest protection level.

These two types of cookies (session and persistent) can in turn be

  • Of “first part” when they are managed directly by the owner and / or responsible for the website
  • Of “third party” when cookies are predefined and managed by non-site visitors visited by the user.

b. How they work and how to delete cookies

The mode of operation, as well as the options for limiting or blocking cookies, can be made by modifying the settings of your Internet browser.

You can also visit the website for information on how to handle / delete cookies based on what type of browser you are using.

To delete cookies from your smartphone / tablet Internet browser, you must refer to the device’s user manual.

For more information refer to the great Google Help:

c. List of cookies on the website

As reported under a), cookies can be both sessional and persistent even of a third party. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same operator and are subdivided into the following macro-categories:

  • Analitycs. These are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information about visits / 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.).

By way of example, Google Inc. has aggregate statistical information that is useful for assessing the use of the website and the visitor’s activities, storing information collected by the cookie, on servers that can be located in the US or in other countries. Google reserves the right to transfer the information collected with its cookie to third parties where this is required by law or where the third party processes information on its behalf. Google ensures that you do not associate your IP address with any other proprietary information in order to obtain a more detailed user profile. More information about privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of their respective owners.

  • 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. By way of example, there are widgets for facebook, google +, twitter cookies. More information about privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of their respective owners.
  • Advertsing. This category includes cookies used to advertise within a site. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category. More information about privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of their respective owners.
  • Web beacons. This category includes code snippets that allow a website to transfer or collect information through the request of a graphic image. Web sites can use them for various purposes, such as web site analysis, auditing and reporting on advertising, and customization of advertising and content.

The site uses Google Analytics ANONIMIZED: Analytics cookies are considered technical when used only for optimization purposes and if user IPs are kept anonymous. Let the user know that this site uses the free Google Analytics service.

Remember that data is only used to have the most visited pages, the number of visitors, aggregated visits to your operating system, browser, etc. These parameters are stored on server di Google that governs Privacy according to these guidelines.

The code used to make anonymous IPs with Google Analytics is the following: ga(‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);

Interaction with social networks and external platforms

+1 Button and Google+ Social Widgets, Facebook Button, Facebook Social Widgets, Tweet Button and Twitter Social Widgets and LinkedIn Button for Sharing. They use: Cookies and Usage Data.

+1 button and Google+ Social Widgets (Google Inc.)

The +1 button and social Google+ widgets (including comments) are interaction services with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

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Facebook Button and Facebook Social Widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The “Like” button and Facebook social widgets are social interaction services with the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

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Tweet Button and Twitter Social Widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

Tweet button and Twitter social widgets are social interaction services with Twitter, provided by Twitter, Inc.

Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

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Linkedin Button and Social Widgets (Linkedin)

The Linkedin social button and social widgets are interaction services with Linkedin social network, provided by Linkedin Inc.

Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Navigation Data and Usage.

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Other cookies

paypal: snippet html used for donations

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viglink: snippet html used to monetize content by using certain keywords by referring to Merchant.

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