Cookie Policy

A cookie is a text file that a website visited by the user sends to their device, where it is stored before being re-transmitted to that website on a subsequent visit.

Cookies are distinguished:

  • based on the person who installs them on the user’s device, depending on whether it is the same site manager that the user is visiting (so-called “first-party cookies”) or a different site, which installs cookies through the first site (so-called “third-party cookies”);
  • based on the purpose of each cookie: some cookies allow the website that installed them to remember, for example, the preferences expressed by the user during navigation or to make a purchase or to authenticate (so-called “technical cookies”), others cookies allow the site that installed them to monitor the user’s navigation also for the purpose of sending advertising or offering services in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net (so-called “profiling cookies”).

Only profiling cookies require the user’s prior consent to use them. Only first-party technical cookies are installed on the site. No personal user data is acquired by the site in this regard. Cookies are not used to transmit information of a personal nature, nor are so-called persistent cookies of any kind, or systems for tracking users.

The use of the so-called session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user’s device and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary for the safe exploration and efficiency of the website.

The so-called session cookies used on this website avoid the use of other IT techniques that are potentially prejudicial to the confidentiality of user navigation and do not allow the acquisition of the user’s personal identification data.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service”. Cookies of this type are necessary for the correct functioning of some areas of the site. Cookies in this category include both persistent cookies and session cookies. In the absence of these cookies, the site or some of its sections may not work properly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of the user’s preferences.

Cookies in this category are always sent from our domain.

Technical cookies can be divided into:

  • navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, the user to make a purchase or authentication to access restricted areas);
  • analytics cookies (eg. Google Analytics), similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site;
  • functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.

It should be noted in particular that the Google Analytics tool used on this website collects the IP address of visitors to provide an indication of their geographical location. This method is known as IP geolocation. Google Analytics does not report information relating to the actual IP addresses of visitors. Due to the use of a method known as IP masking, Google Analytics communicates information so that only part of the IP address is used for geolocation, rather than the entire address.

You can download the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics at this address The add-on tells the Google Analytics JavaScript code (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The browser add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics does not prevent the information from being sent to the website itself.

For the use of technical cookies, the consent of the interested party is not required.

Cookies for the integration of third party functionality

Cookies of this type are used to integrate third-party functionality on the website (for example, integration with social networks or advertising services). Cookies in this category can be sent from the domains of partner sites (or which in any case offer the features on the site) and can use the information on the user’s visit to display advertisements that may be of interest to them. Browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. We assume that by browsing our site, the user agrees to the placement of our cookies to improve their online experience.

Information pursuant to Art. 13 of Reg. 2016/679/EU

With respect to the information collected by the cookies installed directly by the website, the data controller specifies the following:

  • the data are collected only for the purposes and for the duration indicated in the following table and are processed electronically;
  • with regard to “technical” cookies, it is reiterated that their use does not require the user’s prior consent since they are cookies which are necessary to allow navigation within the website and for it to function correctly. In case of removal of technical cookies through the browser settings, browsing the website may not be, in whole or in part, possible;
  • the data collected by the first-party cookies may be communicated to subjects acting on behalf of the Data Controller as managers, designated or authorised for processing, for purposes related to those described above. With respect to such data, the user can exercise the rights referred to in Reg. 2016/679/EU, as indicated in the Information on the processing of personal data accessible via the “Privacy Policy” link in the footer of the website.


The Data Controller has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who can be contacted at the e-mail address for any information or requests.

The site uses the following third-party cookies:

_ga This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Setting of cookies

By default, many browsers automatically allow the use of cookies, but also offer the ability to control most of them, including whether to accept them or not and the procedure for deleting them.

For more information on controlling cookies, see the “Tools” (or similar) section of your browser.

You can set the browser to receive a warning before accepting a cookie, offering the possibility to decide whether to receive it or not. You can also completely disable cookies.

How do you disable cookies?

If you prefer not to receive cookies, it is still possible to change the settings of the Internet browser in order to be notified each time a cookie is proposed, or in order to delete cookies which are already stored on the hard drive.

Please note that preventing us from placing cookies on your computer during your visit (including essential cookies), or deleting cookies after they have been placed, could affect the function of our website and compromise its effective use by the user. This applies to all websites, as well as ours, once cookies are disabled via your browser settings.

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. The cookies stored on the hard disk of the device can still be deleted and it is also possible to disable cookies by following the instructions provided by the main browsers, at the following links:


How to disable third party service cookies

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