Software programs can contain cookies. Their main purpose is to make it easier for the user to surf the net. Cookies may provide information about the browsing of the site and allow some services, which need to recognize the surfing path of the user through the different web pages. Whenever a portal is accessed, independently from the presence of a cookie, the operating system browser (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux etc.), the Host and the user’s URL are identified, as well as any data on the requested page. The user can set their browser in such a way as to be informed when a cookie is received and decide to delete it. Further information about cookies can be found in the website of browser suppliers.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that get stored within the user’s computer when specific internet pages are visited. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies but you can find below the necessary instructions to change such settings. Cookies are not harmful for the device. The cookies we create do not store information for personal identification but use information to make our browsing better. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.organd .
Cookies can have several functions such as surfing through the pages of a website very efficiently and can, more generally, improve the user’s fruition of the site. The data controller reserves the right to use cookies, with the user’s consent where the law or the current regulations provide so, in order to allow users to surf this site more easily and to tailor the information which come up in the site. The data controller also reserves the right to use similar systems to collect information about the users of the site such as the kind of internet browser and operating system used, for statistical and security purposes.

Kind of cookies
Cookies can be divided into “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are downloaded but then discarded when the session is terminated while persistent cookies are stored until they expire or are cancelled. Session cookies have the purpose to speed up the analysis of the Internet traffic and make it easier for users to access the site. Session cookies are usually used during the authentication phase, the authorization and the browsing of services accessed after registration. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies you can set up your computer so that they are refused or so that a warning is displayed when they are filed. If the user refuses cookies, some functionalities might not work properly and some services might not be available. The use of the so-called session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers, which are necessary for a correct and secure site exploration. Such data have a technical nature, temporary validity and are not collected in order to identify users but, as they work together with other data held by third parties (e.g. the internet connection provider of the data subject), they might allow the identification of the user. First party (or proprietary) cookies are only readable from the domain which has created them.

Third party cookies: created by and readable from domains external to this site. The software used creates a cookie in order to have statistical data about the use of the site. The data created by this cookie are stored with Google Inc.
For more information about how cookies work, please refer to the official documents provided by Google at url:

How can cookies be disabled?
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically but you can also choose not to accept them. If you do not want your computer to receive and store cookies you can modify the security settings of your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc. …). Cookies can be managed in several different ways and there is a great variety of technological systems to increase traceability. By modifying the browser settings you can choose whether to refuse cookies or receive a warning before accepting a cookie coming from the visited websites. You can delete all the cookies stored in the cookie file of your browser. Each browser has different procedure to modify its settings.

Click on each of the following links to obtain specific information:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click on the icon “Tools” in the top right corner and select “Internet options”. In the pop up window select “Privacy”. You can change the settings there or through the link:
Google Chrome
Click on the wrench icon in the top right corner and select “Settings”. Select “Advanced settings” (“Under the hood”) and change the Privacy settings. You can change the settings there or through the link:
Mozilla Firefox
From the drop-down menu in the top left corner select “Options”. In the pop up window select “Privacy”. You can change the settings there or through the link:
Apple Safari
From the drop-down menu in the top right corner select “Preferences”. Select “Security”. You can change the settings there or through the link:
If you do not use any of the browsers listed above, select “cookie” in the section of the guide to find out where your cookie file is.

Disabling Flash cookie
Click on the following link in order to modify the setting for the Flash cookie.

Google Analytics cookie
In order to disable analytical cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data concerning the surfing, download  the browser extra component:

Update date: 23/01/2015