What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information about a user's activity on a website and stored on the device that accessed the site.

Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and may allow us to provide you with a better and faster navigation on our Site. Further uses of cookies, like those targeted to send you advertising messages, are stored on your device only after you express your consent by navigating our Website or through the tools described hereinafter.

Types of cookies used

Our Site uses technical cookies and third-party cookies

Technical cookies

Technical cookies allow you to access the functions offered by the website, without which certain services would not be available (the so-called navigation and functional cookies) and that enable us to provide the services after you log in and remember settings designed to enhance your visit to our Site, such as to limit the view of the cookie short information notice to the first access only.

Technical cookies are those cookies we use to collect aggregated information on online access (the so-called analytics cookies) when you navigate through the different pages of our Site during a browsing session: these cookies, particularly, help us to know which pages our users are visiting and if errors occur during the browsing session. These cookies are used to carry out statistical analyses of how users use our Site.

Our Site uses the Google Analytics statistics system that we configured to store anonymous cookies. These cookies do not collect information which could then be used for marketing purposes nor keep track of your browsing the Site as identified user. For further information about Google Analytics cookies please visit the specific section of the privacy policy of Google[https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it].
In addition, our site uses anonymous IP addresses to further safeguard your privacy[https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=it]

Technical nameCategoryPurposeDuration
cookie-agreed, privacycookieTechnical functionality cookieIt tracks record of the fact that a user has accepted or rejected the use of the various types of website’s cookies3 months - 1 year
has_jsTechnical session cookieIt helps the website to verify the browser’s javascript functionssession
SESSxxxIDTechnical session cookieOnly for authenticated users (it prevents multiple logins for the same user on a browser session)one week
SESSxyxTechnical session cookieManaged by the CMS, for all anonymous users of the site, it serves to manage each sessionone month
alphanumeric stringTechnical session cookieManaged by the CMS, for all anonymous users of the site, complementary for the management of each sessionsession
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeightTechnical functionality cookieIt is inserted by the CMS to track record of the user’s display preferencesone month
Drupal.toolbar.collapsedTechnical functionality cookieIt is inserted to track record of the user’s bar tools retractable preferencespersistent

Third-Party Cookies

Visiting a website you may receive cookies both from the visited site ("owners"), and from websites run by other organizations ("third parties"). A noteworthy example is the presence of "social plugins" for Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Those parts of the visited page are directly generated by the above mentioned sites and are integrated into the host site page. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing contents on social networks.

The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites run by third parties. The management of the information collected by "third parties" shall be governed by the relevant information to which you are kindly asked to refer.

ProviderTechnical nameCategoryPurposeDuration
Google Analytics__utma
Technical analytical cookieThese cookies collect data on the user’s behaviour. This information is used to fill in reports for statistical analyses and to improve the website. All the data are collected in anonymous form.Six months to two years.
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To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of different information and ways to manage cookies are provided below.

Browser’s cookie settings

You can decide whether to accept cookies or not, using the settings on your computer. However, not all features of this Site may remain operational in case one or more cookies are disabled (some cookies are indispensable for the core functionality of the Site). Your cookie settings can be checked and changed in your browser’s preferences. Select below the browser you're using for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The user may also use the following tools to customise the cookies in his/her browser. De-activating some cookies may limit the website functions: