Cookie Policy

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites visited by the user set in their terminal – computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. – where they are stored, to be later sent back to the website on the next visit by the same user.

Navigating this Website, you might receive both cookies directly sent by our Website and managed by us, or cookies sent from different websites or web servers, and managed by third parties (third-party cookies.)

The Italian legislation (art. 122, D.Lgs. 196/03) implements an EU Directive that requires the websites that use cookies or other monitoring technologies to inform the user about the typology of any cookies used by the website. The Deliberation by the Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, n. 229, May 8, 2014, published on the Official Gazette n. 126, June 3, 2014, divided cookies in two macro-categories: “technical” cookies, and “profiling” cookies.

This website uses no profiling cookies.

Technical cookies

If you modify or publish a post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data, but it just specifies the ID of the post you are working on. It expires after one day.

Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “effecting the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication network, or in as much as strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service, explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service” (art. 122, comma 1, of the Code). They are not used for any further purpose and are normally directly installed by the website owner or manager. They can be divided in navigation or session cookies, which guarantees normal navigation in and use of the Website (e.g. allowing to complete a purchase or authenticate for access to reserved areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where directly used by the website owner to collect information, in non-aggregated form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website itself; functionality cookies, that allow the user to navigate in function of a series of selected criteria (e.g., the language, the product selected for purchase) in order to improve the service. The installation of such cookies, as specified in the Document n. 2152939 by the Privacy Authority, does not require the previous and informed consent by the user (opt-in), whereas the obligation remains to inform the user in compliance with the art. 13 of the Code, and to offer simple ways to avoid installation (opt-out).

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating a profile of the user and are used for the purpose of sending advertising messages in line with the preferencesshown by the user when navigating on the Web. In reason of the invasiveness that such systems might have in the users’ privacy, the European and Italian laws require that the user be adequately informed concerning their use and express their informed consent. To this typology of cookies does art. 122 of the Code refers, whereas it provides that “the archiving of information in terminal device of a contracting party or user, or access to the information already archived, are allowed solely under the condition that the contracting party or user has expressed their consent after having been informed with the simplified modalityas per article 13, comma 3” (art. 122, comma 1, of the Code.)

Third-party cookies

Cookies can come from a first or a third party, where “first party” are the cookies that report as their domain the website itself, whereas “third party” cookies are related to external domains. Third party cookies are necessarily installed by an external source, always defined as a “third party”, which is not managed by the website. Such sources might install third party cookies as well, saving their own cookies on the website’s domain. In the case of third-party cookies, the website has no direct control over the individual cookies — it cannot install or delete them directly. You can still manage these cookies by means of your browser’s settings — see the instructions further below.

This website

This website uses two types of cookies: first-party and third-party.

First-party cookies

This website uses technical cookies to record the fact that the visitor has viewed the cookie banner, and an encrypted ID of the current session, used to understand whether the banner should be shown again. These cookies do not contain any information that allows to personally identify the user, and they are only used to show the banner on the first visit (or after a given time past the last visit): this information is inferred by the presence, or absence, of the two aforementioned cookies.

In detail:
“viewed_cookie_policy” – value “yes” or absent. Persistence: 360 days
“cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary” – value “yes” or absent. Persistence: 360 giorni
“cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary” – value “yes” or absent. Persistence: none (session cookie)

Third-party cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, to the sole purpose of gathering statistics on website usage; it does not collect any information that can be used to directly identify the user.

Moreover, in the pages that feature the maps of our projects, and in the Contacts page, cookies are saved by Google Maps. They do not allow to identify the visitor and no profiling is performed; they are deleted a few hours after the end of the session.

See also Google’s cookie policy.

Google session cookies. These cookies are created only if some specific pages are visited (those containing maps) and only if the visitor is logged in, in another window or tab, in a Google account. They are technical and navigation cookies; some of these are persistent (they are not deleted at the end of the session). These cookies might contain some information pertaining to the user’s profile (such as the language chosen to view YouTube videos, and other preferences.) For the details, please see Google’s cookie policy. All of Google’s privacy policies, and consequently those of Google Maps, are available on Google’s own dedicated website.

You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser

If you do not know the type and version of the browser you are using, you can click “Help” in the browser menu, and there you can access all the information you need. If you know which browser you are using, click the corresponding link to get information about cookie management.

Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari

It is also possible to visit the website www.aboutcookies.org to get information on how to manage or delete cookies, based on the browser you use. To delete cookies from your smartphone/tablet, please refer to its user manual.