Cookie Policy

The Italian Data Protection Authority has implemented a European directive that requires web page administrators to show visitors a banner that informs them of the cookie policy of the site they are consulting and of making its acceptance subject to the continuation of navigation.

In this regard, if you need more information or if you have questions about the privacy policy of this site, please contact us by email at

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This page describes the ways in which personal information is received and collected and used by For this purpose are used cookies, which are text files to facilitate user navigation.


1) What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that web sites send to the user’s browser and are stored before being re-transmitted to the site on the next visit.

2) What are cookies for?

Cookies can be used to monitor sessions, to authenticate a user so that he can access a site without typing the name and password each time and to memorize his preferences.

3) What are technical cookies?

The so-called technical cookies are used for navigation and to facilitate access and use of the site by the user. Technical cookies are essential for example to access Google or Facebook without having to log at all sessions. They are also useful in very sensitive operations such as home banking or credit card payments or other systems.

4) Are analytics cookies technical?

In other words, are the cookies inserted in the browser and retransmitted by Google Analytics or Blogger Statistics service or similar technical cookies?. The Authority has granted that these cookies can be considered technical only if “used for the optimization purpose of the site and directly from the owner of the site, which will collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site. Under these conditions, the same rules apply to analytics cookies, in terms of information and consent, provided for technical cookies. “

5) What are profiling cookies?

These cookies are used to track the user’s navigation to create profiles on his tastes, preferences, interests and also on his research. You will certainly have seen advertising banners related to a product that you have just searched on the internet. The reason lies in the profiling of your interests and the servers appropriately directed by cookies have shown you the ads considered most relevant.

6) Is the user’s consent required for the installation of cookies on his device end?

For the installation of technical cookies no consent is required while profiling cookies can be installed in the user’s end only after the latter has given consent and after being informed in a simplified way.

7) How can webmasters request consent?

The Privacy Authority has established that when the user accesses a website must appear a banner containing a brief statement, the request for consent and a link to the more extensive information such as that should be visible on this page talking about what are profiling cookies and how they are used on the site.

8) How should the banner be created?

The banner must be designed to hide part of the page content and specify that the site uses profiling cookies, including those of third parties. The banner must be able to be deleted only with an active action by the user as it could be a click.

9) What information must contain the banner?

The banner must contain the brief information, the link to the extended information and the button to give consent to the use of profiling cookies.

10) How to keep records of consent to the use of cookies?

It is permitted that a technical cookie is used that takes into account the user’s consent so that the user does not have to re-express consent in a subsequent visit to the site.

11) The consent to the use of cookies can be processed only with a banner?

No. You can use other systems as long as the identified system has the same requirements.The use of the banner is not necessary for sites that use only technical cookies.

12) What should be included in the more extensive information page?

It must show the characteristics of cookies installed by third parties. The user must also be told how to navigate the site without his preferences being tracked with the possibility of browsing incognito and deleting individual cookies.

13) Who is required to inform the Privacy Authority that he is using profiling cookies?

The owner of the site is in charge for this. If you use only third-party profiling cokies on your site, you do not need to inform the Privacy Authority but it is necessary to indicate what are these third-party cookies as well as the links to the information on the matter.

14) When will this legislation come into force?

The Privacy Authority has given a year to get in order and the deadline is 2 June 2015.


Log files: Like many other websites this also makes use of log files that takes records of the history of performance. The information contained within the log files includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date, time, entry and exit page and number of clicks. All this to analyze trends, administer the site, monitor the user’s movement inside the site and collect demographic data, IP addresses and other information. This data is not ascribable in any way to the user’s identity and are technical cookies.


Cookies: uses cookies to store information on visitor preferences and pages visited by the user and to customize the content of the web page based on the type of browser used and depending on other information that precisely browser sends.

1) DoubleClick DART cookie: this cookie was introduced by Google five years ago and serves to publish Adsense ads on in order to show the user more targeted advertising based on their history. Users can accept this cookie or disable it in their browser by visiting the Privacy and Terms page. Further information on the types and use of Google cookies for advertising purposes can be found on the web page of the types of cookies used. Even some Google Adsense advertising partners may use cookies and Web Beacons to track users.

2) Facebook Cookie: This site has some Facebook plugins that can track readers’ behavior. For more information, see the page for the
Facebook Privacy Policy.

3) Twitter: This social network can process your personal data to allow you a browsing experience enriched by features and services
Twitter Cookie Privacy Policy

4) Google+ through the script plusone.js can process personal data according to these guidelines
Google Cookie Privacy Policy

5) Pinterest processes personal data according to these guidelines for the moment only in English
Pinterest Cookie Privacy Policy

6) Linkedin is another social network that processes personal data according to these guidelines
Linkedin Cookie Privacy Policy

7) Blogger and Google Friend Connect use cookies for statistics according to these guidelines
Blogger and Friend Connect Cookie Policy

8) Instagram is a social network that uses own and third-party profiling cookies with this policy
Cookie Info about Instagram.

In this blog they have access to third-party servers or ad networks that use this technology to send the ads in your browser through By detecting your IP address they show the most relevant advertising with your interests. Similar technologies (such as cookies, web bacons and javascript) can be used by third-party advertising campaigns to measure the effectiveness of their advertising messages and to personalize the content of such messages.

The site and its administrator have no control over cookies that are used by third parties so to deepen the topic we recommend to consult the privacy policies of these third parties as well as options to disable the collection of this information. The administrator of this site can not therefore control the activities of advertisers of this blog. You can still disable cookies directly from your browser. The site does not use its own profiling cookies but those present are exclusively controlled by third parties such as Google, Facebook or Twitter.

These provisions of the Italian Data Protection Authority are not only Italian but are common to most of the European countries. You can know the rules of each jurisdiction by consulting the Your Online Choices website in your language.


As mentioned, cookies analytics are considered technical if used only for optimization purposes and if the IP of the users are kept anonymous. We inform the user that this site uses the free service of Google Analytics. Recall that the data are used only to have the data of the most visited pages, the number of visitors, aggregated data of visits by operating system, browser, etc. Google Analytics IPs have been anonymized. These parameters are stored on Google servers that govern their privacy according to these guidelines.

A user can disable Google Analytics while browsing using the additional companion available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

Furthermore, they can be

  1. delete cookies individually for each domain,
  2. hide searches.
  3. set the settings of Google ads.


A navigation without the use of technical and profiling cookies is possible through what is called incognito browsing and that it is feasible with all the main browsers.

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