This section on cookies defines our policy with respect to information, including information concerning “Personal Data”, which is collected from Service users and/or visitors via cookies, pixel tags, shared local objects, web storage and other similar technologies.
The cookies used on this site fall under the categories described below.
You can disable the cookies on your browser at any time. Please remember that this option may limit the website’s navigation features.
The user can also decide whether or not to accept cookies by using the settings on their browser. The disabling of “third-party” cookies will not affect your browsing experience. The setting can be defined specifically for differing websites and web applications. The best browsers also allow you to define various settings for “proprietary” cookies and for “third-party” cookies.
For example, in Firefox, via the menu Tools > Options > Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept various types of cookies and remove them. Please find below some links with instructions for the most common browsers:
Chrome: Chrome Support
Firefox: Firefox Support
Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer Support
Opera: Opera Support
Safari: Safari Support
For any other browser, look in the browser Settings for the cookie management feature.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are automatically located in the browser on a user’s PC. They contain basic information on Internet browsing and, thanks to the browser, are recognised each time the user visits the website.
Pixel tag (or transparent GIF or Web beacon). A pixel tag is a small invisible tag located in certain sections of the Services, in emails or in certain downloadable content, but not in the computer, mobile device or browser.
Local shared objects (or Flash cookies). A local shared object is similar to a cookie, except that it is stored in the computer or mobile device rather than in the browser and, in addition to text, can also store other information. The methods for controlling local shared objects differ from those for controlling cookies.
Web storage (or HTML5 local storage). Web storage methods are similar to those for cookies, except that they can store more information than cookies and such information is stored permanently.
We use these technologies to analyse the use of Services by users and to monitor the Services. For instance, we can insert cookies that allow us to measure the time of your requests to our servers and our responses, to carry out A/B testing on new features, to record statistics on website use, to monitor your activity in the Services and the places from which you access the services.
We use these technologies to offer certain features within the Services and to store your information. For example, by clicking the box “Remember me” on our access page, we insert a persistent cookie in the browser that allows our services to automatically insert your email address when you re-access the site. Other examples include storing preferences (such as language and location), preventing web application vulnerabilities, using Facebook Connect and other third-party integrations and to provide search results.
We use these technologies to send you adverts relating to the services and other products, in order to better adapt them to your interests. In some cases, this is referred to as online behavioural advertising or interest-based advertising. Some (but not all) third-party services that we use in this context participate in organisations that allow you to withdraw from such use.
Who else uses these technologies on your services?
Most of the cookies and technologies described above in our services are configured by us (i.e., they are first-party cookies) or are used in connection with the services and are configured by third-party providers according to our instructions (“third-party cookies”). Third-party cookies can be used in conjunction with each of the uses described above. For example, we use Google Analytics technologies to measure performance/analyses and Facebook technologies to provide the Facebook Connect feature.
Third-party profiling cookies
We use several suppliers that can, in turn, install cookies for the proper functioning of the service we provide. If you would like further information about these third-party cookies and how to disable them, please access the links in the tables below.
Technical cookies used for the correct functioning of third-party services
These cookies allow us to monitor the website’s performance. Below is a list of the services used:
Google Analytics: statistics system
Profiling cookies for advertising and remarketing purposes
Social media sharing cookies
These third-party cookies are used to integrate some common features of the main social media and provide them within the website. Specifically, they allow registration and authentication on the site through Facebook and Google Connect, the sharing of and commenting on website pages on social media and enable the “like” feature on Facebook and the “+1” feature on G+. You can disable the use of social media sharing cookies via the link below.