HTTP cookies (more commonly referred to as Web cookies, tracking cookies or simply cookies) are lines of text used to perform automatic authentication, session tracking and storage of specific information concerning users accessing the server, such as, for example, favorite websites or, in the case of purchases via the internet, the content of their "shopping carts". In practical and non-specialist terms, a cookie is a small file, stored on your computer by websites during browsing, useful for saving preferences and improving website performance. This optimizes the user's browsing experience. In detail, they are small text strings sent by a server to a Web client (usually a browser) and then sent back by the client to the server (without being modified) every time the client accesses the same portion of the same web domain [cit. Wikipedia].
The cookies used on our website are based on the categories established by the International Chamber of Commerce and, in particular, are:
Strictly necessary cookies: they are essential to allow you to browse our site and use the various features. Without these it is not possible to use neither the search, comparison and purchase services nor all the other services available on the Website.
These cookies do not collect information about you that could be used for marketing purposes or keep track of your web browsing. The installation of these cookies is a necessary condition for using the site, blocking them does not allow it to work. It is not necessary to provide consent for these cookies as they are essential to ensure the services requested.
Session Cookies: they are essential to be able to distinguish between the connected users, and they are useful to avoid that a requested functionality can be provided to the wrong user, as well as for security purposes to prevent cyber attacks on the site. Session cookies do not contain personal data and last only for the current session, ie until the browser is closed. They do not need consent.
Performance Cookies: collect information on the use of the Website, the pages that are visited and any errors that may occur during navigation. We also use these cookies to recognize the site of origin of your visit to our website. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you. In fact, all information is collected anonymously and is used to help us improve the functioning of the website. Our cookies therefore do not contain personal data. In some cases, some of these cookies are managed on our behalf by third parties, which are not allowed to use them for purposes other than those listed above. Use of our website is tantamount to accepting the use of this type of cookie. If they are blocked we cannot guarantee the correct functioning of the same.
Functionality Cookies: they are used to facilitate navigation on the website, to store the settings you have chosen and to provide you with customized features. Acceptance of the use of these cookies is the selection of customized settings and options. In some cases we can authorize advertisers or third parties to insert cookies on our website to offer you personalized content and services. In any case, the use of our website is tantamount to accepting the use of this type of cookie. If these are blocked we cannot guarantee the correct functioning of the same.
Targeting Cookies: they are used to collect useful information to show you specific ads related to your interests. These cookies allow you to share our site and click on "Like" on social networking sites like Facebook.
Our cookies can have a variable duration. In particular, session cookies: valid in the context of a single search or browsing session and disappear when the browser is closed and permanent cookies of variable duration. The maximum duration of some cookies in this second category is 5 years.
Due to the particular structure of our Website, the possible disabling of cookies will not allow you to browse within it and use our services. We inform you, however, that there are several ways to manage cookies. By changing your browser settings, you can disable cookies or decide to receive a warning message before accepting one.
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This site also incorporates plugins and / or buttons for social networks, in order to allow easy sharing of content on your favorite social networks. These plugins do not set a cookie, but if it is already present on the visitor's computer they can read it and use it according to its settings. The collection and use of information by such third parties is governed by the respective privacy policies to which you are requested to refer.