Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s Internet browser, automatically stored on the user’s computer by said browser and automatically sent back to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie itself comes, the lifespan of the cookie (ie how long it will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a unique number generated randomly. At each subsequent visit, the cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes such as, for example, allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your favorite sites and, in general, improving the browsing experience. They also help ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and her interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, this could affect and / or limit his browsing experience within the site, for example he may not be able to visit certain sections.
The operating modes as well as the options for limiting or blocking cookies can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, however the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be warned whenever cookies are sent to his device. There are several ways to manage cookies, for this purpose it is necessary to refer to the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change the settings of the same. In fact, the user is enabled to change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), by setting the highest level of protection.
Cookies used on the site
Below is an explanatory list.
Technical cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the site and allow users to browse the site and take advantage of its features (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow the user’s session to be saved and / or to carry out other activities strictly necessary for the functioning of the site).
Analytical cookies also belong to this category, which help to understand how users interact with the site by providing information on the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the time spent on the site and each event that emerged during the course of the navigation, such as an error message, and help to understand any difficulty that the user encounters in using the site. This information could be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analyzed together with information from other users so as not to identify a particular user with respect to the other. These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and allow the site manager to improve the usability of the site.
Finally, the functionality cookies allow the site to remember the user’s choices (for example the user name) to provide the latter with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential for the operation of the Sites, but they improve the quality and the browsing experience. If you do not accept these cookies, the yield and functionality of the site may be lower and access to the site’s content may be limited.
Sharing (or social network) cookies are necessary to allow the user to interact with the Sites through the