Cookies are small text files that are sent, usually through a browser (eg Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet explorer etc.), from a server (website) to a client (user browsing the internet).
These files are used to offer site users multiple functions aimed at improving the browsing experience of the user and facilitating certain operations such as, for example, in the case of e-commerce sites, access to a restricted area or storing the products in the cart. For this reason, they are often indispensable for the proper functioning of a website.
Other cookies instead are responsible for collecting data for statistical purposes (number of users of the site, language, origin, etc.).
Others to gather information on user behavior.
What else is there to know about Cookies? This is important!
Cookies on a website are not always owned by the site owner, but may be third-party cookies. In our case, for example, we resort to third-party cookies such as Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.) and a Facebook tool for integration on the site of our page.
Usually Cookies collect information anonymously, that is: they cannot identify any user even after a treatment (in-depth analysis of the data collected).
Conversely, some Cookies may collect sensitive personal data and once processed (analyzed) be able to identify a user. Cookies that collect sensitive data are subject to current European legislation on personal data protection (EU Regulation No. 679 of 2016).
Consent is usually expressed by the user through a banner that notifies the presence of cookies and refers to an extended information.
What cookies do we use on our site?
On our site we use:
– Third-party cookies (Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.), Google reCAPTCHA (we use it in the contact form for the antispam service)).
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Google Analytics is a web analysis tool provided free by Google, which helps website owners to understand how users interact with the contents of the site. The data collected by Google Analytics Cookies do not provide personal information about individual users. The integration of these cookies on our site is set for the anonymization of the IP address. For a detailed explanation of Google Analytics cookies and the anonymization of IP addresses, we refer you to the following Google support pages:
– Third-party cookies for the integration of our Facebook company page
This Cookie is activated only for those who have an account on Facebook and have logged in on facebook.com
– Third-party cookies for Google Maps integration (Cookie name – NID)
Most Google users have a preference cookie called “NID” in browsers. The browser sends this cookie with requests to Google sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID that is used by Google to store your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (for example, Italian), the number of search results you want to be shown for each page (for example, 10 or 20) and your Google SafeSearch filter activation preference.
– Technical cookies (anonymous) to manage any restricted area accesses to the site.
Other third-party cookies may be present on this site (eg youtube, twitter, instagram, linkedin).
None of the cookies on our site collect sensitive personal information. However, for greater transparency towards our users, the third-party cookies present on the site are subject to the preventive block and will be activated only with the explicit consent of the user, through a special banner.
How to remove cookies and browse anonymously?
Not everyone knows that it is possible to remove and disable cookies through your browser settings. For more information on the opt-out of cookies on the relevant browsers, you can consult the following guides: