Through this information we intend to provide you with some information on the technologies used and how they are used in our sites and in our services, apps and tools. Below are some important aspects to know about using these technologies.
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
Like almost all websites, we use small data files, which are saved on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other mobile device (referred to collectively as "device") to record certain data each time you log in or interact with our sites, services, apps, messaging systems and tools.
The specific names and types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies used may change over time. To help you better understand the rules and the use of these technologies, here are some terms with their definitions:
Cookies: small text files (usually made up of letters and numbers) that are saved in the browser or device memory when you visit a site or view a message. Cookies allow a site to recognize a particular device or browser. There are different types of cookies:
- temporary (or session): they are used to store temporary information, allow you to link your actions during that specific session and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
- permanent (or saved): they are used to store information, for example the login name and password, in order to avoid the user having to re-key them every time he visits a specific site; they remain stored on your computer even after you close Internet Explorer;
- first-party: derive from the website displayed and may be permanent or temporary; they can be used to store information that will be reused at the next visit to the site;
- third-party: derive from ads from other sites, such as popups or advertising banners, on the website displayed; they can be used to register the use of the website for marketing purposes.
Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools available in most browsers. The cookie preferences must be set separately for each browser used, as each of them offers specific features and options.
Web beacons: code fragments that allow a website to transfer or collect information by requesting a graphic image; they can be used for different purposes, such as the analysis of the use of websites, control activities and reporting on advertising and the personalization of advertising and content;
Similar technologies: technologies that store data in the browser or device using locally shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other software methods for web applications. These technologies work in all browsers. In some cases, the use of local storage can not be fully managed by browsers, but requires management through specific tools. We do not use these technologies to store information that is useful for creating targeted advertisements on our or other sites.
Cookies of our sites
You can block them, delete them or disable them if your device allows it. You can manage cookies and cookie preferences in your device or browser settings.
Where possible, security measures are implemented to prevent unauthorized access to cookies and similar technologies. A unique code guarantees that only we and/or our authorized service providers can access cookie data.
Service providers are companies that support us in various aspects of our business, dealing, for example, with operations, services, apps, advertising and site tools. We use our authorized service providers to present you advertisements in line with your interests on our services and on other Internet pages. These service providers may place cookies on your device through our services (third-party cookies). They can also acquire information that allows them to identify your device, such as IP address or other unique or device codes.
Certain site functions, services, apps and tools are only available through the use of these technologies. You can always block them, delete them or deactivate them if your browser, installed app or used device allows it. For more information on how to block, delete or disable these technologies, see the settings of your device or browser.
- Continue to browse the site, implicitly accepting the use of all cookies.
They are useful to ensure the operation of our services, allow us to improve performance. These technologies allow our sites, services, apps and tools to store important information in your browser or device and then use it later to identify you on our servers or internal systems. Where applicable, we protect cookies and other similar technologies to ensure that only we and/or our authorized service providers can interpret them by assigning them a unique code. Your personal data is not stored in cookies or other similar technologies used.
All personal data acquired and stored through the use of these technologies are obtained only after having provided you with specific information.
The uses of these technologies fall into the following general categories:
The consent for the use of these cookies is not mandatory. If you believe you do not accept the use of technical cookies you can disable them as indicated above; in this case you may not be able to take advantage of certain features, services, apps or tools on the website. The site may require you to re-enter the password multiple times during the same session.
First-party profiling and marketing cookies
Such service providers may use these technologies to help us provide you with our content and advertising and to create anonymous site statistics and analysis. We do not allow any of our service providers to collect your personal information on our sites or through our services, apps or tools for their own purposes. Such service providers are subject to the confidentiality agreements entered into with us and other legal restrictions regarding the use or collection of any personal information. The use of users' cookies is governed by the privacy rules of these third parties.
Refusing cookies and web beacons of the first part related to advertising, you will still see our advertising, but will not be targeted to your interests, as it would be if you used cookies and web beacons or related technologies.
By continuing to browse or clicking on "Authorize" in the short notice banner, you consent to the installation of first-party profiling and marketing cookies.
If you wish to reject all other types of technologies used on our sites, services, apps or tools, you can do so by blocking them, deleting them or deactivating them as allowed by your device or browser.
Profiling cookies and third-party marketing
The refusal to consent to the use of profiling and marketing cookies will not interfere with the possibility of accessing the Site, except for the impossibility of accessing those functions or contents that make use of these cookies.
For more information about third-party cookies related to advertising and how to disable them, you can visit the following websites:
For any further information on cookies contact us by writing to: [email protected]