What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
Like most websites, we use small data file that are saved on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other mobile device (mentioned as "device") to record certain data each time you access or interact with our websites, services, apps, messaging systems and tools.
The names and specific types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies used may change over time. To help you to better understand the rules and the use of such technology, you can find here below some terms and their definitions:
Cookies: small text files (basically composed by letters and numbers) that are stored in the browser or device memory when you visit a website or display a message. Cookies enable a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
Session cookies expire at the end of the browser session and allow you to connect your actions during that specific session.
Persistent cookies are instead stored in your device even after the end of the browser session and let you remember your preferences or actions at multiple sites.
First-party cookies are set by the website you're visiting.
Third-party cookies are set by a third party website different from the website you are visiting.
Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools available in most browsers. The cookie preferences must be set separately for each browser used, as each one offers features and specific options.
Web beacons: small images, also known as "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs", which may include services, apps, messages and tools on their own websites. They usually work with cookies to identify users and their activities.
Similar technologies: technologies that store data in the browser or device using shared objects locally or in a local storage, such as Flash cookies, cookies, HTML 5 and other software methods for web applications. These technologies work with all browsers. In some cases the use of local storage cannot be fully managed by browsers, but it requires to be managed through specific tools. We do not use these technologies to store information for advertising purposes on our or other sites.
The terms "cookies" and "similar technologies" may be used interchangeably in the rules and with reference to all the technologies used to store data in the browser, user's device or technology that collect data or enabling to identify users as described above.
In general, these technologies enable our websites, services, apps and tools to store important information on your browser or device and then use them later on to identify you on our servers or systems. Where it is possible we protect cookies and other similar technologies to ensure that only us and / or our authorized service providers can interpret them by giving them a unique code. Your personal data are not stored in cookies or similar technologies used.
All personal data collected and stored through the use of these technologies are obtained only after we have notified and requested your consent. We obtain your consent informing clearly about the use of technologies and allowing you to disable them, as specified above.
The use of these technologies are included in the following general categories: