What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same websites on the next visit. Cookies can be used for different purposes: running computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations which concern users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc. The website uses first and third-party technical cookies, namely:

The website uses technical and third-party cookies, in particular:

Technical cookies

The website uses cookies necessary to allow users to browse the website correctly, to allow the use of interactive services, to facilitate and improve the user experience on our website. Some features of our website depend on navigation cookies to work.

Analytics Cookies

The website also uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information in aggregate form concerning the number of users and how they use the site. This is a web analytics service provided by Google. The information generated is used to indicate user trends on this website without identifying individual visitors and for reports concerning use of the website itself. The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in the information available at the following link To consult the privacy policy of Google Inc., refer to the website Google Privacy.

The Data Controller has selected the user IP anonymisation function as described at the following link: Anonymize Google Analytics and has accepted the "Contractual Terms for the processing of data on Google Ads" made available by Google Inc in compliance with Regulation 2016/679 which defines certain aspects concerning the processing and safety of personal data of users in compliance with the data protection legislation. Users who do not want their data to be used by Google Analytics can install the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics. This add-on instructs Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) on the various websites not to use Google Analytics data.
Cookie name Company Purpose Retention time Link to privacy policy
_ga Google Inc. Cookies exploited by Google Analytics to distinguish users. 2 years Google Privacy
_gat Google Inc. Cookie exploited by Google Analytics with duration of 1 minute and used to limit the speed of request. If Google Analytics is distributed through Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ 1 minute Google Privacy
_gid Google Inc. Google Analytics cookies that expire at the end of the session and that register a unique ID which is then used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session Google Privacy

Profiling, marketing, advertising and tracking cookies

Profiling cookies are used to receive offers based on the purchase preferences and tastes shown by users while browsing online and therefore to display advertising messages consistent with their profile. The advertising messages that will be displayed on the website will be more in line with their preferences. Profiling cookies also include those suitable to track the user's choices while browsing. The user is free to block the installation of profiling cookies at any time, without this having any consequence on the possibility of visiting the website and enjoying its contents. Should the user decide to disable profiling cookies, any banner displayed on the website may not reflect the user’s interests or preferences.

Hereunder we list a series of third-party profiling cookies currently used on the website, with an indication of the link to the information pages created by their developers:

Cookie name Company Purpose Retention time Link to privacy policy
AdWords AdWords Privacy
Hotjar Hotjar Privacy
__hs_opt_out HubSpot Cookies generated to remember not to ask the user to further accept the use of cookies within a website. This type of cookie is set when users are allowed to disable cookies. 2 years HubSpot Privacy
__hssc HubSpot This Cookie is used to determine if it is necessary to increase the session number and the timestamp in the "__hstc" cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (it increases each pageView in a session) and the session start date/time. Session HubSpot Privacy
__hssrc HubSpot It is used to determine whether the visitor has restarted the browser. If this cookie does not exist when cookies are managed, it is assumed that this is a new session. This is a session cookie so it has no time limit HubSpot Privacy
__hstc HubSpot It is the main Cookie used to track user visits. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (current visit) and session number (the number increases at each subsequent session). 2 years HubSpot Privacy
hubspotutk HubSpot This cookie is used to keep track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is transferred to HubSpot once the user completes and sends a Form and is used when the contacts are deduplicated from the system. HubSpot Privacy
fr Facebook Cookies used by Facebook to offer a series of advertising products such as real-time offers from third party advertisers. Facebook Cookies
1P_JAR Google Inc. Google cookies. It stores user preferences and information whenever he/she visits web pages containing Google Maps geographic maps. 1 month Google Privacy
CONSENT Google Inc. Used to give one’s consent to Google services. Google Privacy
HSID, SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, NID Google Inc. These are technical cookies generated by Google, unique identifiers for the functionality required by the geographical maps of Google Maps. They are used to register the most recent access date of users. The combination of these Cookies allows us to block many types of attacks, such as attempts to steal the contents of the forms you fill out on web pages. They are also used to guarantee the functionality of the social network Google+. Google Privacy
IDE Google Inc. This Cookie allows us to advertise on third-party websites through the Google advertising network. It is one of the most important advertising cookies and is stored in browsers under the domain. Google Privacy
S Google Inc. Google sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google calendar. Although we have no control over cookies set by Google, they appear to include a series of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information concerning which calendar and which tab is currently being viewed. Google Privacy
SIDCC Google Inc. Security cookies to protect user data from unauthorised access Google Privacy
_psegs, permutive-id, permutive-session Google Inc. Cookies generated by DoubleClick to help them identify some websites you are visiting. Google Privacy
OTZ Google Inc. Google Analytics cookie used to collect information concerning website traffic. Google Privacy

Cookies or tracking systems installed via social plugin

This website integrates "social plugins" that allow users to connect to their social pages or to share comments, ratings, pages. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at interacting with social networks and sharing content on social networks. However, social networks can install tracking cookies on the user's terminal when they access the website. Although this type of cookie is necessary to improve the experience of the user who brows the site, these may track the user by collecting some information concerning his/her navigation in order to send targeted advertising. The user will in any case have the possibility to deny the automatic installation of cookies sent by the social plugin when entering the website, through the specific banner. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, below we list the social widgets used and the web addresses of the various information notes.

Social plugin Link cookies policy
Facebook Share Facebook Policy
Instagram Share Instagram Policy
Facebook Pixel Facebook Policy
Pinterest Share Pinterest Policy
Linkedin Share LinkedIn Policy
Bcookie; lidc Cookies used by and for linkedIN LinkedIn Policy

How to enable or disable cookies through the browser?

Should the user decide not to allow the installation of navigation or technical cookies on the computer, some features and services may not be available. Technical cookies, with the exclusion of social cookies, do not record any personal information about a user and any identifiable data will not be stored. Should the user decide to opt to block the storage of browsing cookies, the Data Controller can no longer guarantee the proper operation of the website. Blocking the cookies installed by social widgets may lead to limitations concerning the possibility of using social profiles to share opinions on social media related to the services. Should you wish to disable the use of cookies, you must customise the settings of your computer by setting the cancellation of all cookies or by activating a warning message when cookies are stored. To proceed without changing the application of cookies, simply continue browsing. Without prejudice to what is indicated in relation to the cookies required for navigation, the user can delete the other cookies through his/her browser. Each web browser allows cookies to be restricted and deleted through the settings. For further information on cookie management, see the relevant link below:

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Date of last update: 30/06/2018

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