Cookies are small text files that are sent from the web site visited by the user to the user’s device (usually to the browser), where they are stored so that they can recognize such device the time of the next visit. At ever subsequent visit, in fact, cookies are re-sent from the user’s device to the site.
Each cookie generally contains: the name of the server from which the cookie was sent; the expiration and a number, usually a unique number randomly generated by the computer. The server of the web site that transfers the cookie uses this number to recognize you when you return to a site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies can be installed not only by the site manager of the site visited by the user (first party cookie), but also by a different site that installs cookies through the first site (third party cookies) and is able to recognize them. This occurs because there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, links to web pages of other domains, etc.) on the visited site that reside on servers other than the server of the visited site. Depending on their purpose, cookies can be distinguished as technical cookies and profiling cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network, or, to the extent strictly necessary, to the service provider of the information company explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the user to provide such service. In particular, such cookies are usually used to allow efficient browsing among pages, store users’ preferences (language, country, etc.), make electronic authentications, manage the shopping cart or allow online purchases, etc. Some of these cookies (called essential or strictly necessary) enable features without which it would not be possible to perform some transactions. The use of technical cookies does not require the users’ consent.
Analytics cookies are assimilated to technical cookies if used directly by the site manager to collect aggregate data on the number of users and how they visit such site. These cookies allow data controllers and/or web site managers to understand how users interact with the site content for optimization purposes.
Profiling cookies are used to trace the user’s browsing, analyze his behavior for marketing purposes and to create profiles of his tastes, habits, choices, etc. in order to send targeted advertising messages related to the user’s interests and in line with the preferences shown from his online browsing. Such cookies may be installed on the user’s terminal only if he has expressed his consent in the simplified manner indicated in the Measure.
Depending on their duration, cookies are distinguished as persistent, which remain stored until their expiration on the user’s device, unless the user removes them, or as sessions, which are not stored for a lengthy period on the user’s device and which vanish when the browser is closed.
Cookie used by this site
Following is a table containing all the information about the cookies installed through this site, and the necessary indications on how to manage your preferences regarding them.
A cookie that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors interact with their own contents. This service may use a set of cookies in order to collect information and generate statistics on website activity without providing personal information about individual visitors. The legal basis of the processing is the execution of the contract (use of the site) involving the user.
Used to share content on social networks. The legal basis of the processing is the users’ consent.
We remind you that you can also manage your preferences on cookies through the browser you use (the main browsers are listed below):
If you do not know the type and version of the browser that you are using, we suggest that you click on the “Help” button in the upper part of the window of the browser, from which you can access all necessary information.
At the time any page of the site is accessed, a Banner appears containing summary information. By closing the Banner or by continuing to browse the site, through access to another area of the site or by selecting one of its elements (for example, an image or a link), you consent to the use of the profiling cookies. Such consent is registered through the use of a “technical cookie”. You can obtain information and the way to disable third party cookies by clicking on the links contained in the table showing the list of cookies, which is provided in the table set forth on this page.
The Data Controller is Davide Cristofaro Ltd 1 College Yard, 56 Winchester Avenue, NW6 7UA London United Kingdom.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text strings that the Site sends to the user’s device, where information is memorized for various purposes. In particular, cookies allow the Site to recognize users on subsequent visits or enable other websites to recognize such users for particular purposes.
What kind of cookies the Site uses
The Site uses various types of cookies for different purposes:
Technical cookies are cookies enabling users to browse on the Site or to enjoy its basic features. These cookies are installed automatically on the user device by the Site as a result of the user’s access to the Site and do not require any specific consent by the user.
Indeed, consent is not required by the law if and when a cookie is:
Used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication; and
Strictly necessary in order for the provider of a digital service explicitly required by the user to provide that service.
Technical cookies used by the Site include:
Navigation cookies: to ensure the normal browsing and use of the Site, through different options or services;
Functional cookies: to save user preferences and facilitate the browsing experience based on a set of selected criteria (for example, language, browser type, etc.).
The Site also collects the IP address or any other identifying information on the user device that is necessary in order to manage the Site, diagnose server problems and meet other lawful purposes.
Disabling technical cookies may limit the ability of users to browse the Site and to enjoy its features or the services offered.
All cookies other than technical cookies are installed or activated only if previous consent by “opt-in” is given by users.
On their first visit to the Site, users are shown a cookie banner on the screen or interface. This banner will disappear once the user has accepted or refused the cookies used on the Site.
Opt-in may be expressed in a general way, for instance by closing the banner, or by clicking the OK button or any elements of the page; opt-in can be also provided in a selective way.
Opt-in given by users is tracked and recorded in order to make their next visits to the Site more effective. However, users can always revoke all or part of the consents previously given.
The non-technical cookies used by the Site are third-party cookies: cookies set up on the user’s device by a domain or website distinct from the Site. Third party cookies are implemented by marketing vendors and partners of the Site by the means of third party tags. The Site does not control such cookies.
The Site does not have any access or control over cookies or other tracking technology used by third parties accessible by the Site and cannot ensure compliance of third parties with the applicable privacy law.
Advertising cookies: these cookies allow the Site to create an anonymous profile of users based on their browsing experience on this Site and on others. In such a way, it is possible to provide users with advertisements targeted to their interests rather than generic advertising. This is a list of advertising cookies (it includes a link to more information on such cookies and the instructions to manage user consent): Google, CloudFlare, Weborama Salesforce.
Retargeting cookies: these cookies allow third-parties to send advertising to users who have previously visited the Site. This is a list of retargeting cookies (it includes a link to more information on such cookies and the instructions on how to manage user consent): Sizmek.
Social media cookies: these cookies are needed to share content on social networks. This is a list of social media cookies (it includes a link to more information on such cookies and the instructions on how to manage user consent): Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.
Analytical cookies: these cookies are collected by third parties, in individual or aggregated form, in order to collect information on the number of users and on how they visit the website, such as information on which pages or sections are most viewed. This is a list of analytical cookies (it includes a link to pages with more information on such cookies and the instructions on how to manage user consent): Adobe Site Catalyst, Google Analytics.
Users can manage cookie preferences through their web browser settings:
Users wishing to contact the Site concerning any matter relating cookies are encouraged to write to: [email protected]
Last update: February 2020
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