The software applications used may contain "cookie" technology. Cookies mainly have the function of facilitating navigation by the user. Cookies can provide information on navigation within the Site and allow the operation of some services that require identification of the user's path through different pages of the Site. The cookies in the software applications used are anonymous and cannot be traced to the user's personal data. For any access to the portal regardless of the presence of a cookie, the type of browser (eg Internet Explorer, Netscape), the operating system (eg Macintosh, Windows) , the host and the URL of origin of the visitor are recorded, in addition to the data on the requested page. However, the user has the opportunity to set his browser in order to be informed when you receive a cookie and thus decide to delete it. Further information on cookies can be found on the websites of the browser providers.
"Cookies are then divided into" session "and" persistent ", the former once downloaded are then deleted when the browser is closed, the latter are stored on the user's / visitor's hard drive until they expire. Persistent cookies they are mainly used to facilitate site navigation, to understand which sections of the site have generated a certain number of pages and users and also for the delivery of advertising formats. Session cookies, on the other hand, are mainly used in the authentication, authorization and navigation in the services accessed through a registration ". Cookies can be of various types, depending on the type of data they store and how long they remain stored on the user's device.
Session or temporary cookies are those that expire or are deleted when the browser is closed, while persistent ones have longer expirations (from a few minutes to whole months) depending on the functions they perform. It is these functions that distinguish cookies into two categories: technical and non-technical (or profiling).
Technical cookies manage the data necessary for the provision of pages and facilitate navigation, allowing, for example, not having to re-enter user and password to access particular services, to remember the last page visited or to what extent it was seen a video, to recognize the type of device in use and to adapt the size of the images accordingly. Technical cookies also allow for aggregated statistical analysis on the most visited pages and user preferences, but only anonymously, and are not used to analyze the behavior or preferences of individual users.