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The website uses cookies and similar technologies to guarantee the correct operations of processes and to improve the experience of using online applications. This document provides detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, on how they are used by and on how to manage them.


Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) which allow a web server to store information on the client (i.e. the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, may be used for gathering information on user behaviour and on the use of services.

Further in this document, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the word "cookies".

Types of cookies

Based on the features and use of cookies, we can distinguish different categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are fundamental for the correct operation of the website and are used to manage the login and access to the website's restricted functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (once the browser is closed, they are deleted).
  • Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to anonymously collect and analyse traffic and use of the website. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, the detection of when the same user connects again at different times. They also allow for the monitoring of the system and improvements to its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
  • Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (both anonymously and not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience.

Third-party cookies

By visiting a website, you may receive cookies both from the visited site ("first part cookies") as well as from websites managed by other organizations ("third part cookies"). A notable example is the presence of "social plugins" for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are sections of the visited page which are directly generated by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.

The presence of such plugins involves the transfer of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by "third parties" is governed by their related policies to which you should refer. In order to ensure greater transparency and convenience, please find below the web addresses of the various policies and the modalities of cookie management.

Facebook policy:

Facebook (configuration): log in to your account. Privacy section.

Google Analytics

The website also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). In this case too, these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).

Google Analytics uses "cookies" to collect and analyse anonymous information on the behaviour of the website’s users (including the users’ IP address). Such information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for operators regarding their website’s activity. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal information allowing identification. Google does not combine the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or when such third parties are processing the information on Google's behalf.

For further information, please refer to the link below:

Users may selectively disable Google Analytics’ actions by installing on their browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies "survive" the browser’s shutdown and remain available for subsequent visits by the user.

These cookies are referred to as persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases, a deadline is set, in other cases duration is unlimited.

However, by browsing website’s pages, you may interact with websites managed by third parties which can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.

Cookie management

The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.

Warning: by disabling, whether totally or partially, technical cookies, you may compromise the use of the website features restricted to registered users. On the other hand, public content is accessible if you completely disable cookies.

Disabling "third party" cookies does not affect browsing in any way.

The setting may be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Moreover, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for "proprietary" and "third-party" cookies.

As an example, in Firefox, via the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.



Internet Explorer: