1. General information about Cookies.
Cookies are small strings of codes that the sites the user visits send to his or her terminal (normally the browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.), where they are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites whenever necessary or the next time the same user visits them.
Why they are useful.
The classification of cookies.
Cookies are classified in various types: depending on duration cookies may be session cookies, which are automatically erased when the browser is shut down, or persistent, meaning they are active until their expiry date or until they are erased by the user; with regard to origin, cookies may be first-party, or sent to the browser directly by the site being visited, or third-party, meaning they are sent to the browser by other sites and not the site being visited.
With regard to purpose, cookies may be technical or profiling. In view of its importance, it is worth taking a more detailed look at this distinction to make it absolutely clear.
Technical cookies are used to improve the user’s navigation experience. In fact, without the use of technical cookies, some operations would be very complex or even impossible. These cookies – which may be first- or third-party, session or permanent – do not need the user’s prior consent for their installation.
Technical cookies are “strictly necessary” when they allow the user to navigate the website effectively and make use of its essential characteristics, such as IT authentication or the saving of previous actions. If the use of these cookies is blocked, the user’s navigation experience could be impaired.
Technical cookies are « functional » when they improve the navigation experience by saving the user’s preferences, such as language, name and location. If these cookies are blocked, the navigation experience will not be impaired but the user will no longer be able to benefit from these useful services.
Technical cookies are « analytical » when they allow the collection of information about how users interact with the website, by analysing the number of pages visited, the time spent on the website, the most visited pages and any other issues which emerge during navigation, such as any errors originating from the page visited. These cookies enable the website’s owner to obtain statistical data concerning navigation and to improve the services offered to the user. Analytical cookies are classified as technical – not profiling – only when the website’s owner has adopted suitable measures to reduce the identifying power of the analytical cookies used, by masking significant portions of the IP address.
Profiling cookies, on the other hand, are only activated with the user’s consent. Consent is issued by clicking “OK” (or “continue”, etc.) on the banner on the
homepage or another page of the same website. Profiling cookies are used to improve the services offered and to select and send advertising on the basis of the preferences and tastes expressed by the user during navigation. The use of profiling cookies to send targeted advertising does not imply the display of more advertising and does not interfere with the navigation experience. In fact, if profiling cookies are disabled, a user will only see general advertising, instead of advertising in line with his interests.
Third-party statistical-analytical cookies without IP masking and without data cross-matching are classified as profiling cookies. Marketing, advertising, tracking or conversion cookies are also profiling cookies.
2. Selecting or disabling cookies.
Subject to the user’s prior consent in the case of the installation of profiling cookies, most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. Cookies can be limited or blocked by modifying the browser settings. For cookie management, refer to the user manual or the instructions provided by your browser, by following the links below (for the most common browsers):
Se l’utente utilizza più browser, la procedura per la cancellazione dei cookie dovrà essere effettuata per ciascuno di essi. Se l’utente utilizza dispositivi diversi (come smartphone o tablet), per la disinstallazione dei cookie occorrerà far riferimento al manuale d’istruzioni del proprio dispositivo. È opportuno precisare che se si sceglie di bloccare la ricezione dei cookie ciò potrebbe compromettere o impedire il buon funzionamento del sito web in quanto alcuni cookie sono strettamente necessari alla navigazione.
3. Cookies used on this website and how to manage third-party cookies.
This website uses « strictly necessary » and « functionality » first-party cookies to improve the user’s navigation experience (for example, using the multilingual and short-cut services). For deactivation of these cookies, see point 2) of this policy statement.
This website also uses third-party cookies, which however are not directly controlled by the website’s owner; therefore, to deactivate them and for further information, the user must follow the procedures described below:
1) click http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/ for more information about the concept of behavioural advertising and acquire information about any third-party, promotion and targeting cookies installed on their terminal. Users can deactivate all or just some of these cookies by clicking: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte, or:
2) the third-party cookies used on this website are listed below. To manage and deactivate these cookies, users must access the policy statements and consent forms of the third parties concerned, by clicking the links provided below:
2.1) the website uses Google Analytics to install analytical technical cookies on the user’s terminal. The data generated by Google Analytics are stored for the terms specified in the policy statement available at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718
Users can deactivate Google Analytics by installing an additional opt-out component on their browsers. This is available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Blocking these cookies will not impair the user’s navigation experience: however, it should be pointed out that the anonymous statistical data collected by means of these technical cookies enable the data controller to improve its services to the user.
List of the analytical technical cookies on this website:
_ga (cookie duration: two years)
_gat (cookie duration: session)
_gid (cookie duration: 1 day)
2.2) The website pages contain social network buttons and widgets to facilitate interaction with the social media platforms and the sharing of contents directly from the pages of this website. The use of these systems involves the issue of third-party profiling cookies, and therefore users wishing to prevent the saving of their data must first access their social network account – Privacy Section – to disconnect it. This must be done before visiting this website.
Then click the following address to manage or deactivate Facebook cookies: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-sims-social-regali-gratis/come-svuotare-la-cache-ed-eliminare-icookie/323992957657211/
- to manage or deactivate Twitter cookies, users should click: https://help.twitter.com/it/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies
For further information, also regarding the disabling of third-party cookies sent to the user’s browser during navigation of this website, see: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/
In all cases, for further information about cookies, please contact the addresses provided at the beginning of this policy statement.
For any explanations or information or to exercise the rights listed in this policy statement, please contact: email@example.com
Address for registered mail: Via Dell’Industria 12 E, 26010 Chieve (CR), Italy – tel. +39 0373.234507