Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user's terminal equipment (usually to the user's browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user's terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites. When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called "third party" cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored.

Cookies may be distinguished into three major groups: "technical" cookies "profiling" cookies and “Third-party” cookies.

a. Technical Cookies

Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service." (see Section 122(1) of the Code).

Our website uses Technical and First party analytics Cookies.

They are not used for further purposes and are installed directly by the data controller or the website manager.
They can be grouped into:

  • Browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items on-line or authenticate themselves to access certain sections);

  • Analytics cookies, which can be equated to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website;

  • Functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service

Our website uses Third party analytics Cookies: Google Analytics with anonymized IP (thus assimilated to Technical cookies).

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. In no case, Google will link your data with other data stored by Google and Google Analytics data will not share them with other Google Inc. products and services. The user profiles generated by Google Analytics are thus anonymized to prevent IP addresses from being traced to a specific user. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the USA.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy Opt Out

b. Profiling Cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. In the light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies vis-à-vis users' private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.

The site does not use any First Party profiling cookies

c. Third-party cookies:

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on.

This site also allows user terminal transmission of third party cookies used for the purposes of Third-party services such as maps, on-line videos or social networking features or to improve our websites' performance and security, but these in addition might include profiling cookies that may be used to track Users browsing habits. The owner of this website is limited, as a technical intermediary, to send these cookies, but does not handle the operations. Therefore, the user should refer to their privacy policies, information and consent forms (selection and de-selection of the respective cookies).

Third-party cookies used by our website are listed below:

Facebook Like button and Social widgets (by Facebook Inc.)

Social plugins – including the Like Button, Recommendations, and Activity Feed – enable this website to provide social experiences to their users.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

Google +1 Button, Google+ Badge and Follow button (by Google Inc.)

Google+ is an interest-based social network that is owned and operated by Google Inc. Google+ has a "+1 button" to allow people to recommend sites and parts of sites, Badges are sidebar widgets which embed "Add to Circles" buttons and drop-down lists into off-site websites and blogs.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

Google Fonts (by Google Inc.)

Google Fonts is an interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts. By linking to any of Google’s fonts in their library, we are able to display these beautiful custom fonts throughout our website.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

Google Maps (by Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a desktop web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.

Google Inc. uses Cookies to collect and store information when our website interact with their Google Maps Service. We have no control over the cookies set by Google Inc. For what information they collect, why they collect it, how they use that information and the choice they offer, please refer to the following Google Inc. Privacy Policy link/s:

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

LinkedIn button and Social widgets

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. a Linkedin share button enable our website visitors to share our content with their network.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy PolicyCookies Policy

Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets (by Pinterest Inc.)

Pinterest is a web and mobile application company, which operates an eponymous photo sharing website. The Pinterest "Pin It" button allows you to quickly pin content you find to your personal Pinterest account.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

TripAdvisor widget (by TripAdvisor Inc.)

TripAdvisor widget is a external content visualization service provided by TripAdvisor Inc. that allows this website to display our TripAdvisor rating and reviews on our website and interact with our visitors.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

Tweet button, Follow Button and Social widgets (by Twitter Inc.)

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". The Tweet button allows visitors to tweet about our website page they are on. The Follow Button promotes our Twitter account and make it easy for people to follow us directly from our website. The Twitter Widget lets our website display Twitter account updates on our website.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

YouTube Videos widget (by Google Inc.)

This widget allows our website to use an embedded player to play YouTube videos directly in our pages.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

The data are processed in: USA – Privacy Policy

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org: How to control cookies... and How to delete cookies... You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. If you have allowed cookies to be placed on your computer. This decision can be reversed by clicking on “Remove Cookies” link of our website.

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Having regard to THE ITALIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies - 8 may 2014.

In line with the general principles of data protection, the publisher must in any case keep track of the user's consent. To that end, an ad-hoc technical cookie might be relied upon, which would not appear to be especially privacy-intrusive as a tool – in this connection, see also Recital 25 in Directive 2002/58/EC”. Any acceptance to our cookie policy will be logged by our website. The table contains fields id, ip and accepted. The ID is a unique progressive number; IP is the IP address of the user accepting; Accepted is the date/time when the user accepted.

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