Information on the use of cookies

COOKIE POLICY

The website uses cookies and similar technologies to ensure the proper functioning of the procedures and to improve the experience of using online applications. This document provides detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used and how to manage them. The information is proposed only for the site and related contents of the internal pages and not for any other website that can be consulted via an external link. By using this website you are permitting use of cookies in accordance with this cookie policy.

Definitions

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on client’s browser information to be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
In the following of this document we refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.

Types of cookies
Based on the characteristics and use of cookies it can be distinguished between different categories:
First-party cookies
That is, cookies that belong to the publisher’s website (who created them). Are set by the website visited by the user, whose address appears in the URL. The use of these cookies allows the website to operate efficiently and to track visitor behavior patterns.
Necessary cookies.
These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and are used, for example, to manage the login and access to reserved areas of the website. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (closed the browser are deleted).
Analysis and performance cookies.
These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the website anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
Profiling cookies.
These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience. The site does not use cookies of this type.
Third-party cookies
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A remarkable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the page visited generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
Google Analytics
The site may also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case they are third-party cookies collected and managed to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze information on the behavior of use of the website (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for site operators regarding the activities on the website.
For more information, please refer to the link below:
https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Some of the pages that you visit can also collect information through ‘pixel tags’ (also known as ‘clear gifs’) that may be shared with third parties who directly assist the promotional activities and the development of websites.

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Browsing on the pages of the site, you can interact with sites managed by third parties that create or modify permanent and profiling cookies.

Cookie management

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of site features.
The disabling of “third-party” cookies does not affect the surfing in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “third parties”.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we inform that you may use “Your Online Choices”. Through this service it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. The owner, therefore, advises users to use this resource, in addition to the information provided in this document. If you use different devices to view and access Internet websites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each device is set to reflect your cookie preferences.

Cookies used on this website

– Technical session cookies

– Third-party cookies

The tables below summarize the different types of cookies that could be used on the website, along with their respective function and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).

Name Description Type/duration
_ga Third-party tracking cookies (Google Analytics) used to identify users Duration: 2 years
_gat Third-party tracking cookies (Google Analytics) used for the analysis of visits Duration: 10 minutes.
_gid Third-party tracking cookies (Google Analytics) used to perform statistical analysis Duration: 1 day
pll language Technical cookie used to identify the user’s preferred language Duration: web session
cookie-notice-accepted Technical cookie used to show the banner of brief information Duration: persistent

This Website may use Adobe Flash Player to offer some multimedia content. On most computers the program is installed as “default”. In case you use some of these contents, Google Analytics stores additional data on your computer, also known as Flash cookies (or Local Share Object) through which the owner is able to know the total number of times a certain audio / video file is opened, the number of people who use it until the end and how many people, instead, close it before the end. The Adobe website (Privacy Policy) provides information on how to remove or disable Flash cookies. Please note that limiting and / or eliminating the use of this type of flash cookies can affect the functions available for applications based on Flash technology.

Using the FLASH PLAYERS included in this site, technical cookies may be sent by hosted.muses.org (the manufacturer of the Flash Player software www.muses.org) regarding Google Analytics statistics.

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