Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to the User’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the User’s device. They have various purposes such as, for example, to enable you to navigate efficiently between pages, remember your favourite sites and, in general, improve your browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to the User and his/her interests. Depending on the function and purpose of use, cookies may be classified as technical cookies, profiling cookies, third party cookies. This Site makes exclusive use of technical cookies and third party cookies.
Technical Cookies: Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or User to provide such service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site itself; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of criteria selected in order to improve the service provided to the same.
The prior consent of users is not required for the installation of such cookies.
These cookies can be disabled and/or deleted through your browser settings. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful. Or you can use the “Help” option in your browser for more information.
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Third party cookies: During navigation, the User may also receive cookies from different sites or web servers (so-called “third party” cookies) on his terminal: this is because the Site may contain elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are set directly by website operators or servers other than the Site itself. These third parties could theoretically set cookies while you visit the Site and thus obtain information relating to the fact that you have visited a COI website.
Google Analytics: This website also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Again, these are third-party cookies that are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the website (performance cookies).
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The User can selectively disable Google Analytics action by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his/her browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to this link.