Cookie Policy

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To make this site work well, we sometimes install small data files called “cookies” on your device. Most large sites follow the same practice.

What are Cookies?

A Cookie is a small text file that internet sites store on your computer or mobile device while you visit them. With Cookies, the site remembers your actions and preferences (e.g. login, language, font size and other display settings) so that you don’t have to re-enter them when you return to the site or navigate from one page to another.

How do we use Cookies?
On some pages we use Cookies to remember:
Display preferences (e.g. contrast settings or font sizes)
If you have already responded to a pop-up survey about the usefulness of the content found, to avoid re-suggesting it
If you have authorized the use of cookies on the site
In addition, some videos on our pages use a Cookie to anonymously process statistics about how you arrived on the page and which videos you have viewed.
It is not necessary to enable Cookies for the site to work, but doing so improves navigation. You can delete or block Cookies, but in this case some functions of the site may not work properly.
Information about Cookies is not used to identify users, and navigation data remains under our control at all times. These Cookies serve exclusively for the purposes described herein.

How do they work and how can Cookies be deleted?

The way they work and 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, you can change these settings to block Cookies or to be warned whenever Cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage Cookies, so please refer to your browser’s help screen to learn how to adjust or change your browser settings. You are enabled to change the default configuration and disable Cookies (i.e. permanently block them), setting the highest level of protection.

Below is the path to follow, in order to manage Cookies from the following browsers:

  • Explorer:
  • Safari:
  • Chrome:
  • Firefox:

If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), you should ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your Cookies preferences. To delete Cookies from your smartphone/tablet’s Internet browser, please refer to your device’s user manual.

Session and persistent Cookies

Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session (the period between you opening a browser window and closing it) or may be stored for a longer period of time. Session Cookies are Cookies that allow websites to link a user’s actions during a browser session. Session Cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent Cookies are stored on a user’s device between browser sessions, for varying periods of time, and allow you to store your preferences or actions with respect to a website.

Technical and profiling Cookies

Technical Cookies are those used by a site owner for the sole purpose of transmitting 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 a service. The installation of such Cookies does not require the prior consent of the users when used directly by the site operator.

Profiling Cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used to send advertising messages in-line with the preferences expressed by the user when surfing the web. Due to the particular invasiveness that such Cookies may have on the users’ privacy, European and Italian law provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use by means of a short informative note (banner) and an extensive one on the site, and must express his or her express consent in this regard the first time he or she visits the site.

Such consent may be expressed in a general manner, interacting with the short information banner on the landing page of the site, in the manner indicated in that banner, or may be provided or denied selectively, in the manner indicated below. This consent is kept on the occasion of subsequent visits. However, the user always has the option to revoke all or part of the consent already expressed.

First-party and third-party Cookies

A Cookie is either a “first-party Cookie” or “third-party Cookie”, depending on the website or domain from which it originates.
First-party Cookies are, in essence, Cookies set and/or managed by the site owner. For these Cookies, the obligation to provide information, obtain consent and/or allow the possible blocking of Cookies lies with the site owner.

Third-party Cookies are Cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For these Cookies, the obligation to provide information and to indicate how to consent and/or block Cookies lies with the third-party, while the owner of the site is only obliged to insert a link to the site of the third-party where these elements are available.

Google Analytics

The site uses Google Analytics. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) which uses Cookies that are stored on your computer, in order to allow statistical analysis in an aggregated form, regarding the use of the website visited.

Other information

For more information on the use of Cookies and how to block them, you can visit, for Europe, or for the United States.

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