What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from the web site visited by the user on the user's device (usually the browser), which are stored in a manner which recognizes the device the next time you visit. When you return, in fact, cookies are sent back from the user's device to the site.
Cookies can be installed, however, not only by the operator of the site visited by the user (first-party cookies), but also by a different site that installs cookies through the first site (third-party cookies) and is able to recognize them. This is because on the site visited by the user may be present some elements (images, maps, sounds, links to web pages in other domains, etc) that resides on servers different from the visited one.
Cookies can be divided into technical cookies and in profiling cookies, according to their purpose.
The technical cookies are installed for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the user to provide the service ".
Technical Cookies can be divided into navigation cookies, used to record useful data for normal navigation and use of the website on your computer (allowing, for example, to remember the preferred page size) and functional cookies, which allow the website to remember the choices made by the user to optimize the functionality (for example, functional cookies allow the site to remember the settings for a specific user, such as selecting the country and language). Some of these cookies (called essential or strictly necessary) enable features it would be impossible to carry out some operations without. According to the said Article. 122, co. 1,Privacy Code, the use of technical cookies does not require the users’ consent.
Technical cookies are similar to the so-called analytics cookies if made and used directly by first-party site administrator (without, therefore, the intervention of third parties) in order to optimize the site itself and in order to collect informations about the users number and how they visit the site.
The Italian Privacy watchdog clarified that also the sites that use, for mere statistical purposes, analytics cookies created and made available by third parties are not subject to the obligations and to the formalities required by the law, but they must adopt proper instruments that reduce the cookies analytics power of identification they use (for example, by hiding significant portions of the IP address).
Profiling cookies are used to trace the user's navigation, analyze his/her behavior for marketing purposes and create profiles about his/her tastes, habits, choices, etc in order to send targeted advertisements related to the user interests, aligned with the preferences manifested in the online activities. These cookies can be installed on the user's terminal only if he/she has given its consent in the manner indicated (in the Decision).
Depending on their length, cookies are divided into persistent, which remain stored until they expire, on the user's device, and the user can remove them, and of session, which are not stored permanently on the device and disappear when the browser is closed.
What type of cookies do we use in this site?
This site uses technical cookies, installed by the site itself to monitor the functioning of the site and allow efficient navigation. Here, it is reported, for each cookie used, the name, the type, purpose of use and durability.
The following Technical Cookies do not required the user prior consent to be installed and used.
|PHPSESSID||first party||technical||end session||Identifies your unique session on the site.|
Third parties Cookie
|__atuvc||third parties||technical||2 years||AddThis Cookie created to make sure that the user sees the update count when sharing a page and come back to it before the counter of the shared pages is updated.|
|__atuvs||third parties||technical||end session||Allowing the user may receive an updated counter when the page is shared on a social sharing service, AddThis.|
|loc||third parties||profiling||2 years||Geolocation, which is used to help providers to establish the geographic location (country level) of users that share information with each other.|
|uid||third parties||profiling||2 years||Targeted ads based on behavioral profiling and geographic location.|
|uvc||third parties||profiling||2 years||It detects how often the social sharing service AddThis reports to the same user.|
|dt||third parties||profiling||29 days||It keeps track of expiration dates of other cookies used by social sharing service AddThis.|
|di2||third parties||profiling||2 years||It keeps track of expiration dates of other cookies used by social sharing platform AddThis.|
|bt2||third parties||profiling||255 days||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to track which parts of a site have been visited, in order to advise on other parties.|
|vc||third parties||profiling||2 years||AddThis - not classified|
|xtc||third parties||profiling||2 years||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to track users who share on social networks.|
|um||third parties||profiling||2 years||AddThis cookie that records the user contents sharing via social media.|
|_drt_||third parties||profiling||1 year||Used by Google to track visitors on all the sites that display DoubleClick ads in order to display targeted ads to interested parties.|
|dsid||third parties||profiling||15 days||Technical and profiling Cookies, part of Doubleclick Services, that collects information for promotional and marketing purposes and contains encrypted data concerning the user ID.|
|ide||third parties||profiling||2 years||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to track which parts of a site have been visited, in order to suggest other parties.|
|id||third parties||profiling||2 years||DoubleClick cookie, used by Google AdSense, to record and produce reports on the user's actions on the website after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads in order to measure the ads effectiveness and presenting targeted ads to the user.|
|uuid2||third parties||profiling||3 mesi||Adnxs.com cookie that records a unique ID that identifies the user’s device when it returns to the site. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|sess||third parties||profiling||end session||Cookies adnxs.com used to test whether the user's browser supports cookies.|
|anj||third parties||tecnico||90 years||Adnxs.com cookie that contains data indicating whether a cookie ID is synchronized with partners AppNexus (PerfectAudience).|
|U||third parties||profiling||3 months||Adsymptotic.com cookie that collects non-identifiable data sent to an unidentified source. The source identity is kept secret by the company, Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.|
|APISID||third parties||profiling||2 years||Requested by the Google Maps third-party service. It regulates the working of dynamic maps. It checks various unique identifiers, but details are not known. See below more information about Google cookies.|
|HSID||third parties||profiling||2 years||Requested by the Google Maps third-party service. It regulates the working of dynamic maps. It checks various unique identifiers, but details are not known. See below more information about Google cookies.|
|SID||third parties||profiling||2 years||Requested by the Google Maps third-party service. It regulates the working of dynamic maps. It checks various unique identifiers, but details are not known. See below more information about Google cookies.|
|SSID||third parties||profiling||2 years|
|NID||third parties||profiling||6 months||Cookies to help to personalize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, they are used to store the most recent searches, the previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or the results of an advertiser research and visits to the website. This way customs ads are displayed to the user on Google.|
|ANON_ID||third parties||profiling||3 months||It collects information about user’s visits to the site, such as which pages were consulted. The recorded data are used to classify the user's interest and to define the demographic profiles in terms of resale for targeted marketing.|
|B||third parties||profiling||7850 days||It collects anonymous data relating to user’s website visits, including number of visits, average time spent on site and loaded pages. The recorded data are used to classify the users interests and define demographic profiles in order to customize the website according to the visitor. (yahoo.com)|
Third parties Cookie Analytics
Among the third-party cookies, there are also the analytics, which are used to analyze statistically the site accesses or visits and enable the holder to improve the structure, the navigation processes and contents. These cookies collect aggregate(d) informations on the number of users and how they visit the site without being able to identify the individual user.
|_utmc||third parties||technical||end session||Not used in ga.js. Inserted for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie is used with the cookie __utmb to determine if the user is in a new session / visit.|
|_utmt||third parties||technical||10min||Used to manage the traffic rate.|
|_utmv||third parties||technical||forever||This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar with a custom variable visitor level. This cookie is used also for the _setVar method. The cookie is updated each time the data are sent to Google Analytics.|
This site has chose the tool provided by Google to reduce the used Analytics Cookies identifying power, hiding significant portions of the IP address so the address is not readable and disabling from your control panel the data sharing with other Google services
In this site are used Profiling Cookies?
In this site are used third party Profiling Cookies.
In this site are used Social Network Cookies?
This site allows user to share contents on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. In doing so, however, users have direct access to the Social Networks that set their cookies on these networks (and not, on this site).
It’s possible to disable Cookies?
It should be noted that by default most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. The web surfers can still change the default configuration settings through the browser, which usually allow them to delete / remove all or some cookies or block the sending of cookies or limit it to certain sites. Disabling / blocking cookies or deleting, however, could affect the optimal use of some areas of the site or prevent some functionality, as well as affect the operation of third-party services.
The cookies management configuration depends on the used browser. Here below you’ll find the links to cookies management guides of the main browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
From “Tools” select “internet options”. In the pop up window select “Privacy” and adjust cookies settings or vi the links
Google Chrome Desktop Version
Select “Settings”, then “Show advanced settings”, after in the “Privacy” section select “Contents Setting” and adjust cookies setting or access via the link
Google Chrome Mobile Version
Access link :
Select “Options” and from the pop up window select “Privacy” to adjust cookies settings, or access via the link http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Select “Preferences” and after “Security” where you can adjust cookies settings or access via the link
Select “Preferences”, then “Advanced” and after “Cookie” where adjust cookies settings or access via the link http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
Native Android Browser
Select “Settings”, then “Privacy” and select or uncheck “Accept cookies”.
For browsers different from those listed above please refer to their guide to identify ways of managing cookies.