Cookies are short bits of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the web site (session cookies) or late, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behaviour and use of services.
In the reminder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies using simply the term “cookies”.
Types of cookies
Technical cookies. These are strictly necessary cookies, essential for the proper functioning of the web sites and are used to manage login and access to restricted functions. The cookie is valid for the length of the work session. The disabling of cookies will affect the use of services accessible by login. The common part is still normally usable.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) user preferences and improve the user’s browsing experience.
Duration of cookies. The cookie used by this web site ends its validity upon logout or after user inactivity time set by the server.
The web site uses:
- technical cookies;
- The cookies used by this web site do not enable the collection of personal information about the user and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Cookies are not used for user’s profiling activities
Management of cookies
Generally, user can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using their browser settings.
- Link identifier #identifier__18648-3Chrome
- Link identifier #identifier__24330-4Firefox
- Link identifier #identifier__162455-5Internet Explorer
- Link identifier #identifier__148558-6Opera
- Link identifier #identifier__171303-7Safari
Settings can be established in a specific way for the different web sites and applications.
Attention: the disabling of technical cookie affects the use of the web site functionalities reserved to registered users. On the contrary, the user-friendliness of public content can also be achieved by completely disabling cookies.