A cookie is:

Cookies are small text files sent to the terminal of the visitor accessing the website, where they are stored for being retransmitted to the site on subsequent accesses by the same visitor. A cookie cannot collect any other data installed on the user’s hard disk nor transmit computer viruses. Each cookie is unique for the user’s Web browser. Certain functions of cookies can be assigned to other technologies. Throughout this document, “cookie” refers to cookies strictly speaking and to all similar technologies.
More specifically, cookies are text files downloaded to the user’s computer by the Site to enable the website to analyse how it is used by users, or to speed up certain consulting operations by the user.

Why the cookie banner appears on websites. Cookies are not all the same The so-called “short message” (small banners with the wording, “By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies”, or other similar expressions) was introduced by the Italian Data Protection Authority with the regulation that can be examined on the following Internet page: in order to obtain the visitor’s consent to the sending of cookies (either directly by the site owner or by third-party subjects – in this case, the so-called “third-party cookies”) while visiting a website, granted that cookies can be basically divided into the following two macro-categories:

Technical cookies The Data Protection Authority defines “technical” cookies those relative to:

  • 1. activities strictly necessary to the operation of the website and/or requested service;
  • 2. saving of preferences (e.g. products inserted in the trolley, setting of the navigation language, currency, purchase method, etc.);
  • 3. statistical activities, provided that the data is used directly by the site administrator and only if in aggregate form, namely not individually (e.g. visit counters per country managed internally by the site).

CooProfiling cookies
The Data Protection Authority defines “profiling” cookies those:
1.relative to advertising profiling, namely that collect and process the data of users for advertising reasons (e.g. to transmit them to advertising media owners);
2.involving targeting activities, consisting in online advertising systems selected on the basis of the user’s previous actions or Web searches (e.g. Google AdWords);
3.set by social networks;
4.relative to statistical activities managed by third parties (e.g. Google Analytics).
More detailed information can be obtained on the nature and aims of cookies at the website, as well as on other similar Internet pages.

Cookie control
Set the browser to accept all cookies or to be notified whenever a cookie is offered and decide whether to accept or refuse it.

Deactivating a cookie
All browsers available to the user allow for deactivating cookies through a specific procedure. The current configurations for monitoring and, if necessary, deactivating cookies are specified below (unless the browsers have made any changes):

If Internet Explorer is used:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Internet Options” under the “Tools” menu
  3. Click on the “Privacy” tab and shift the selection cursor to the desired privacy level (upwards to block all cookies or downwards to allow them all)
    If Mozilla Firefox is used:
  4. Open Mozilla Firefox
  5. From the menu on the top right-hand side, select “Tools” then “Options”
  6. Select the “Privacy and security” tab
  7. Select “Use custom settings for history” under “History”
  8. Remove the tick from the “Accept cookies from sites” option and save
    If Google Chrome is used:
  9. Open Google Chrome
  10. Click on the “Tools” icon
  11. Choose “Settings” then “Show advanced settings”
  12. Select “Content settings” under “Privacy”
  13. Under “Cookies” it is possible to deselect cookies and save the preferences
    If Safari is used:
  14. Open Safari
  15. Select “Preferences” from the tool bar then the “Security” panel in the next dialogue window
  16. In the “Accept cookies” section it is possible to specify if and when Safari must save cookies from websites
  17. For further information on the cookies stored, click on “Show cookies”

Description of the cookies in the Site

_gaAn analytics cookie used to identify users. The cookie is installed the first time a user accesses the website from a browser. When the user visits the site again using the same browser, the cookie will recognise the user; only if the user accesses the website from another browser will he/she be regarded as a different user.2 yearsA Google Analytics cookie (third-party cookie). Privacy Policy Opt Out Google
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hoursA Google Analytics cookie (third-party cookie). Privacy Policy Opt Out Google
_gatThis cookie is used to distinguish between different monitoring items created in the session. The cookie was created to load the JavaScript library and no previous version of the _gat cookie exists. The cookie is updated whenever data is sent to Google Analytics.10 minA Google Analytics cookie (third-party cookie). Privacy Policy Opt Out
euCookieMemorises consent (if given) to the use of the website’s cookies.1 monthFunctionality cookie
viewed_cookie_policyVisualisation of the cookie banner1 monthTechnical functionality cookie
_icl_current_languageThis cookie is used to remember your navigation language.SessionTechnical functionality cookie
wordPress test cookieCheck dei Cookie su WordPressSessioneTechnical functionality cookie
wp-settingsAllows for optimised viewing of the WordPress website and use by the administrator.1 yearTechnical functionality cookie
wp-settings-timeAllows for optimised viewing of the WordPress website and use by the administrator.1 yearTechnical functionality cookie
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID,GAPS, HSID, AID, NID, PREFThese cookies are used by Google to memorise the user’s preferences every time he/she visits websites containing geographical maps of Google Maps.PersistentGoogle cookie (third-party cookies). Privacy Policy Opt Out
AID, APISID, HSID, NID, OGP, OGPC, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, TAID, OTZ, ACCOUNT_CHOOSER, GAPS, LSID, LSOSID, RMMECookies for the functions of the Google+ social network.PersistentGoogle cookie (third-party cookies). Privacy Policy Opt Out
wp_woocommerce_sessionWordPress WooCommerce session cookie. Monitoring of the current purchasing session.48 hours Technical functionality cookie
yith_ywraq_sessionYITH Woocommerce Request A Quote. Session monitoring.48 hoursTechnical functionality cookie