Information on cookies according to European legislation

The website you are browsing is compliant with the European regulation on the use of cookies. To make this site work well, sometimes we install small data files called 'cookies' on your device. The site uses its own profiling cookies or cookies introduced by third-party services that the site itself uses.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small and are stored on your computer when you visit a website.

These are used to customize user browsing and gather automatic access and site usage information.

When the website is trusted, as in the case of our portal, cookies help to improve and speed up your browsing, as well as facilitate your next visit making the site more useful for your needs.

This is the setting sequence (or creation) of a cookie:

- When you visit a website for the first time, it asks you to accept a cookie for a specific domain. If you accept, the cookie is saved on your computer

- Each time you view a resource from that domain, the browser sends the cookie.

 

Is it possible to block cookies?

Yes you can block or allow cookies on all websites or choose the sites for which they are allowed.

 

Is it appropriate to block all cookies?

Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can actually help protect privacy, but limit the functionality available on some websites. It is therefore advisable to choose websites to allow cookies. It is therefore possible to initially block all cookies and then allow those necessary for sites considered to be reliable.

 

What are temporary cookies?

Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from the computer when the browser is closed. They are used to store temporary information, such as items in the cart.

 

What are permanent cookies?

Persistent cookies (or saved cookies) remain stored on your computer even after you close the Browser. They are used to store information, such as the login name and password, to prevent the user from retyping them each time they visit a specific site. Persistent cookies can remain in your computer for days, months or even years.

 

What are the cookies of the websites displayed?

The cookies of the websites displayed derive from the website displayed and may be permanent or temporary. They can be used to store information that will be reused on the next visit to the site.

 

What are third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies derive from ads from other sites, such as popups or advertising banners, on the website displayed. They can be used to register the use of the website for marketing purposes.

 

Here are the procedures to enable or disable, delete or block cookies on the main browsers

 

Google Chrome

Activation or deactivation of cookies

 

1.       Click on the Chrome menu icon.

2.       Select Settings..

3.       At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.

4.       In the 'Privacy' section, click Content settings.

5.       Enable or disable cookies:

6.       To enable cookies, select Allow saving data locally (recommended).

7.       To disable cookies, select Prevent sites from setting data.

8.       Click Finish to save.

If you do not want a record of your visits and downloads to be stored in Google Chrome, you can browse the web in incognito mode.

 

Opening an incognito window

An incognito window looks different from a normal window. The top of an incognito window is gray or blue, depending on the computer or device.

To open an incognito window, follow these steps:

 

Exit the incognito mode

To exit the incognito mode, you can:

·         Click on the X icon in the corner of the window.

·         Use the Alt + F4 keyboard shortcut (Windows and Linux) or? -Square-W (Mac).

·         Close the last tab in a window; the window is also automatically closed.

How does it work

·         Browsing history is not recorded. The web pages displayed and the files downloaded in incognito mode are not recorded in browsing and download histories.

·         Cookies are deleted. All new cookies are deleted after closing all incognito windows.

·         You can easily switch between incognito and normal browsing modes. You can simultaneously open incognito windows and normal windows and switch between modes.

·         Extensions are deactivated. The extensions are automatically deactivated in the incognito windows. This is because Google Chrome does not control how your personal data is managed by extensions. If you want an extension to appear in the incognito windows, select the 'Allow incognito mode' checkbox for the extension.

 

Data that is stored

Chrome stores updates to bookmarks and general settings.

Chrome stores any changes you make to your Favorites or general settings in incognito mode.

Websites may maintain a record of your visit.

Incognito browsing is for the sole purpose of preventing Google Chrome from storing information on the websites you've visited. Records of your visit may remain on the websites you visit. In addition, all files saved on your computer or mobile devices are retained.

 

Internet Explorer

To delete cookies, perform the following procedure:

 

1.       To open Internet Explorer, click the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then in the results list, click Internet Explorer.

2.       Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3.       Click the General tab, and then under Browsing History, click Delete.

4.       Select the Cookies check box and then click Delete if it is not already selected. Select or clear the check boxes for any other options you want to delete. To keep cookies for saved bookmarks, select the Keep data on favorite websites check box.

 

Opera

Preferences for cookies
Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. These settings allow configuring cookie management in Opera. The default is to accept all cookies

Accept cookies
All cookies are accepted

Accept cookies only from the site that you visit
The third-party cookies, sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting, are rejected.

Never accept cookies.
All cookies are rejected

Delete new cookies when exiting Opera
Some websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you want to prevent cookies sent from being stored between browsing sessions, activate the 'Delete new cookies when exiting Opera' option.

Ask before accepting a cookie
To decide from time to time what to do with the cookies received, select 'Ask before accepting a cookie'. In this way, with each new cookie, the cookie dialog will be displayed containing information on the origin of the cookie and its attributes.

Cookie management
The cookie manager allows you to review and modify cookies saved in Opera. The 'Manage cookies ...' button, opens a window containing a list of folders, each identified by a domain. After using the fast search field to locate a domain, open the relevant folder to view all the cookies connected to it.

The cookie dialog
The cookie dialog box is displayed every time a website offers a cookie, but only if you have activated the 'Ask before accepting a cookie' option in Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. The dialog box displays the cookie source and its attributes and allows you to choose whether to accept or reject it.

Force removal on exit Opera
Spunt the box 'Force removal when leaving Opera' to request that the cookie be removed at the end of the session regardless of its expiration date.

Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain
To accept or decline all cookies set for the same domain, check the box 'Remember the selection for all cookies for this domain'. In this way, at the next offer of a cookie for the same domain, the dialog will no longer be shown.

Cookie details
Click on 'Cookie details' to view all the attributes.

 

Safari

To set the blocking of cookie
touch Block cookies and choose 'Never', 'Third party and advertisers' or 'Always'. Cookies are information of websites that are stored on the device to allow the sites to remember the user on the next visit and so that the web page can be customized based on the information obtained.
Important:some pages may only work if you accept cookies.

To enable or disable JavaScript
Click on Advanced and enable or disable the corresponding option. JavaScript allows web programmers to control page elements. For example, a page that uses JavaScript might display current date and time, or open a link in a new pop-up window.

      To remove information from the device

·         To clear your history from Safari, tap Settings> Safari> Clear history.

·         To delete all cookies from Safari, tap Settings> Safari> Clear cookies and data. To clear other information stored by Safari, tap Advanced> Website data> Remove all website data.

 

Firefox                               

To check or change your settings:

  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings: select use custom settings.
  4. To activate cookies, mark Accept cookies from sites; to turn them off, remove the mark from the item.
  5. If you are having problems with cookies, also make sure that the option Accept third-party cookies is not set to Never.
  6. Choose how long cookies can remain stored:
    1. Keep them until their expiration: the cookies will be removed when they reach the expiration date (date set by the site that sends the cookies).
    2. Keep them until you close Firefox: cookies stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
    3. Keep them up every time you ask: display a warning every time a website tries to set a cookie and asks the user if he wants this cookie to be saved.
  7. Click OK to close the options window.

Delete cookies for a specific site

1.       Click the menu button and select Options.

2.       Select the Privacy panel.

3.       Under History settings: select use custom settings.

4.       Click on the Show cookies ... item. The Cookie window will appear.

5.       In the Search field, type the name of the site for which you want to remove cookies. A list will appear showing the cookies related to the search performed.

6.       In the list, select the cookies to remove and click the Remove cookies button.

7.       To select all the cookies in the list, select the first cookie and press the Shift + End keys.

8.       Click the Close button to close the Cookies window.

9.       Click OK to close the options window.

Delete all cookies

1.       Click the menu button, select History and then Clear Recent History.

2.       From the Time to be deleted drop-down menu: select all.

3.       Click the arrow next to Details to view the list of items to delete.

4.       Select Cookies and make sure that the other items you wish to keep are not selected.

5.       Click Delete now to delete cookies, then close the Clear all history window.

Block cookies for a specific site

  1. Visit the site to which you want to inhibit the ability to set cookies.
  2. Right-click by placing the mouse cursor inside the page and select the Information item on the page.
  3. In the About page window, select the Permissions panel.
  4. At the Set cookies line, remove the flag from Use default. Select the Lock option.
  5. Close the Page Information window.
  6. Remove all cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.

View the list of blocked websites

  1. Click on the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  1. Under History settings: select use custom settings.
  2. Next to the entry Accept cookies from sites, click the Exceptions button.

Block cookies for all sites

  1. Click the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings select the option use custom settings.
  4. Remove the flag from Accept cookies from sites.
  5. Click OK to close the options window.

Disable third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting. For example, the cnn.com site may contain a 'Like' button on Facebook. That button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. This could be considered as a third-party cookie.

Some advertisers use these types of cookies to track user visits on all the sites on which they offer their services. If a user believes that this traceability can be a source of concern and interference in their own privacy, Firefox can disable third-party cookies.

Note:

·         The deactivation of third-party cookies may in some cases prevent tracking by advertisers, but not in all.

·         Some websites (such as Microsoft Hotmail, MSN and Windows Live Mail mailboxes) use third-party cookies for purposes that are not necessarily related to privacy and their deactivation may interfere with the proper functioning of those sites.

The settings of third-party cookies are available in the Privacy panel window of the Firefox Options:

  1. Click on the menu button and select Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. Under History settings: select use custom settings.
  4. Set the Accept third-party cookies option to never.

Note: if browsing with this type of setting you realize that you can not properly view some of the favorite websites, an intermediate solution is to set the option Accept third-party cookies on sites visited. This setting allows you to accept third-party cookies from websites previously visited.