What are cookies?

The EU Directive 2009/136/EC (E-Privacy) regulates the use of cookies on websites. This was implemented in Italy on 25 May 2012.

A cookie is a short text snippet that is sent to your browser by a website you visit. It stores information about your last visit, such as your preferred language or other settings.

Cookies are divided into two main groups:

  1. Technical cookies:
    These contain data to enable the website and the services requested by the user to function, such as navigation or login functions. Parts of the website will not function correctly without these cookies.
  2. Profiling cookies:
    They are used to record the user’s navigation on the Internet and to create a profile of the user’s interests, habits and decisions. Cookies like these may be used to display advertisements or products that may interest you.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to ensure the best possible user experience. Third party services are also used to determine how you navigate through our website and what content you are interested in. These services also store cookies on your device.


How can I prevent the storage of cookies?

You can disable or delete cookies using your browser settings. Disabling cookies may cause some websites to no longer function as desired.

You can find the appropriate browser settings here:


Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer.

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

Click the Privacy tab.


Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox.

Click on the menu icon and select Options.

Open the Privacy section.

At ‘Firefox will remember history:’ select the following: ‘Use custom settings for history’.


Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome.

Click on the menu icon and select Settings.

Click on ‘Show advanced settings.’

In the section ‘Privacy’ select the option to turn off content settings.


In addition, the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance offers the possibility to disable non-technical cookies from third parties under www.youronlinechoices.eu