The Privacy Guarantor has transposed a European directive that requires web page administrators to show visitors a banner informing them of the cookies policy of the website they are viewing and to make their acceptance subject to the continuation of the browsing. This page describes how personal information is received and collected and how it is used on the website. Cookies are used for this purpose, i. e. text files to make it easier for the user to browse.

1) What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that the visited websites send to the user’s browser and which are stored for retransmission to the website at the next visit.

2) What are cookies for?
Cookies can be used to track sessions, to authenticate a user so that they can access a website without entering name and password each time and to store their preferences

3) What are the technical cookies?
The so-called technical cookies are used to browse and facilitate the user’s access and use of the website. Technical cookies are essential for example to access Google or Facebook without logging in to all sessions. They are essential also in very sensitive transactions such as home banking or payment with credit cards or other systems.

4) Are Analytics cookies technical cookies?
In other words, are cookies that are placed in your browser and retransmitted via Google Analytics or Blogger Statistics or similar technical cookies? The Guarantor has stated that these cookies can be considered technical only if “used for website optimization purposes directly by the website owner, who may collect aggregate information about the number of users and how they visit the website. Under these conditions, for analytics cookies, the same rules on privacy and consent apply as for technical cookies.

5) What are profiling cookies?
They are cookies used to trace the user’s browsing to create profiles on his tastes, preferences, interests and even searches. You certainly must have seen some advertising banners for a product that you searched for on the internet shortly before. The reason for this is the profiling of your interests, and the servers appropriately addressed by cookies have shown you the most relevant ads.

6) Is the user’s consent required for the installation of cookies on his terminal?
No consent is required for the installation of technical cookies, whereas profiling cookies can be installed in the user’s terminal only after the user has given his or her consent and after having been informed in a simplified manner.

7) How can webmasters request consent?
The Privacy Guarantor has established that when the user accesses a website, a banner must appear containing a brief statement, a request for consent and a link to the most extensive informative such as the one visible on this page on what profile cookies are and the use that is made of them in this website.

8) How should the banner be realized?
The banner should be designed so as to conceal part of the page content and specify that the website also uses third party profiling cookies. The banner must be capable of being deleted only with an active user action such as a click.

9) What information should the banner contain?
The banner must contain the brief informative note, the link to the extended informative report and the button to give consent to the use of profiling cookies.

10) How do I keep records of my consent to the use of cookies?
You may use a technical cookie that takes into account your consent so that you do not have to re- consent to a subsequent visit to the site.

11) Can I consent to the use of cookies only with the banner?
No. Other systems may be used provided that the identified system has the same requirements. Banner usage is not necessary for websites that use only technical cookies.

12) What should be included in the extended informative page?
The characteristics of cookies installed also by third parties must be explained. Furthermore, the user must also be informed of how to browse the site without his or her preferences being tracked, with the possibility of browsing incognito and the cancellation of individual cookies.

13) Who is required to inform the Guarantor that they use profiling cookies?
The website owner shall have this responsibility. If you only use third party profiling cookies on your website, you do not need to inform the Guarantor, but you must indicate which third party cookies are used and provide links to the relevant informative statements.

Log file:
Like many other websites, also this one uses log files, i. e. it logs the history of operations as they are executed. The information contained in the log files includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP)date, time, entry and exit page and the number of clicks. All this to analyze trends, manage the website, monitor the user’s movement within the website and collect demographic data, IP addresses and other information. This data is not in any way attributable to the identity of the user.

Cookies: uses technical cookies to store information about the pages visited by the user and the browsing behaviour that the browser sends.

The website and its administrator have no control over the cookies that are used by third parties, so, in order to investigate the subject, we recommend that you consult these third parties’ privacy policies as well as the options to disable the collection of this information. However, it is possible to disable cookies directly from your browser. The website does not use proprietary profiling cookies.

Analytics cookies are considered as technical if used only for optimization purposes and if users’ IPs are kept anonymous. We inform the user that this website uses the free Google Analytics service. We remind that the data are used only to have the data of the most visited pages, of the number of visitors, the aggregated data of visits per operating system, per browser, etc.. These parameters are stored on Google’s servers which govern their privacy according to these guidelines.