Cookies are small text strings that the sites you visit send to your terminal equipment (usually your browser), where they are stored and then sent back to the same sites the next time you visit. While browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies on his terminal equipment that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site he is visiting may reside. Cookies, which are usually present in a very high number in users' browsers and sometimes with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc..
In order to correctly regulate the directive, the Italian Data Protection Authority has identified two macro categories of cookies: technical cookies and profiling cookies. At the same time, it has defined a further differentiation with regard to the party installing the cookies, which may be the website operator ('publisher') or a third party, who installs the cookies through the former, defining this type as third-party cookies. In the latter case, the Authority has expressly limited the responsibility of the publisher to referring to the information of the party installing such cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications 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 Article 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user. The installation of such cookies does not require the prior consent of users, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to Article 13 of the Code remains valid.
Profiling cookies Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the web. Because of the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed of the use of such devices and thus express his or her valid consent.
They are referred to in Article 122 of the Code, which provides that "the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user, or access to information already stored, is permitted only on condition that the contracting party or user has given his or her consent after being informed in the simplified manner set out in Article 13(3)" (Article 122(1) of the Code). Our website, with reference to what is described above, installs on the user's terminal only and exclusively technical and third-party cookies. In particular, the cookies managed by the site are:
Technical Cookies PHPSESSID - is a native PHP cookie and allows websites to store serialization status data. It is used to establish a user session and communicate status data via a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no expiration date, it disappears when the browser is closed.
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