Cookie Policy

What are cookies

Cookies are small text and number files that are downloaded and stored in the memory of your browser when you visit a website or use a social network through your computer, tablet, smartphone and on any device used to surf the Internet, which can store your browsing information and preferences.

Cookies perform several important functions within the network (performing computer authentication, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc.). Technically, a cookie is a line of text, usually consisting of the name of the server from which the cookie was sent, a value usually consisting of a randomly generated number from the computer, the domain (reference URL), creation date and expiry date.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be classified:

subjectively in:

Proprietary (or first-party) cookies

i.e. installed by the operator of the site visited.

Third-party cookies

if the cookie is installed by a different site, through the site visited.
depending on the purpose:

Technical cookies (strictly necessary)

are those that enable browsing or provide a service requested by the user. This category includes cookies that automatically recognise the language used by the user, those that facilitate online purchases or those that make home banking procedures less complex and more secure. Pursuant to Directive 2009/136/EC, implemented by Legislative Decree No. 69 of 28 May 2012, and the provision of the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali concerning the "Identification of simplified procedures for the provision of information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" of 8 May 2014, since technical cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website, they may be used even without the user's prior consent, without prejudice to the obligation to provide information pursuant to Article 13 of the Privacy Code.

Based on the time spent inside the IT device in:

Session cookies:

are removed when the user closes the browser and are therefore limited in duration to your visit;

Permanent cookies:

which remain on the device used to browse the Internet for a fixed period of time. These cookies have typical expiration dates and, therefore, their duration varies depending on the cookie used.

Analytical cookies

They are used to collect information in an aggregate manner of a statistical nature (e.g. number of visitors to the website, geographical determination). They are lines of text left inside browsers by the server of the site the user is visiting. For simplicity's sake, every time a page is visited, a cookie is issued that allows the operator to keep track of the most read articles, how long one stays on a page, etc. Analytical cookies are used to monitor the use of the site by users in order to optimise it.

A further distinction required for compliance with regulatory requirements under the order of 8 May 2014 issued by the Data Protection Authority (web doc. No. 3118884) is between:

First-party analytical cookies:

can be assimilated to technical cookies only if they are used for the purpose of optimising the site directly by the owner, who may collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they use the site. Under these conditions, the operator of the site as the data controller is obliged to indicate them in the privacy policy without the need for the consent of the person concerned and notification to the Privacy Guarantor.

Third-party analytical cookies:

The site operator is subject to the obligations of the information and consent banner and of notifying the guarantor, unless appropriate means are adopted to reduce its identifying power (masking of significant portions of the IP address) and the third party contractually undertakes not to use it for any other use than the provision of the service in favour of the site operator

Types of cookies we use

Analytical cookies from Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. and thus third parties are present on our site in order to analyse how the site is used.

Google Analytics

By default, Google Analytics uses the entire IP address of website users. In order for the website operator not to be obliged to create the information and consent banner and to notify the privacy authority, it is necessary for Google Analytics to be configured in such a way as to reduce its ability to identify, by masking part of the IP address and making the third party Google contractually undertake not to use the information in its possession for purposes unrelated to the provision of the service.

Below is the procedure adopted for our site:

At the link a technical explanation of how Google Analytics anonymises IP addresses at the request of the site operator is provided by Google.

In addition to the anonymisation of the IP address, Google provides the option of subscribing to an amendment in accordance with the European Directive 95/46/EC at the link The acceptance of the amendment does not affect the functionality of Google Analytics, but entails contractual obligations by which Google ensures the use of cookies for the sole purpose of providing the service.

The amendment is an additional agreement to the contractual terms of Google Analytics, whereby Google assumes the role of data controller with respect to the customer's personal data.

Further information about the Google Analytics service and the procedures to be followed to disable cookies can be found at the following links:

Social media cookie

Some pages on our website feature so-called social plug-ins that allow you to share our content on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin.

Third-party cookies are not under our control and, therefore, for further information on how the Third Party uses cookies, it is advisable to visit the website of the Third Party whose web addresses are listed below, where the different policies and methods of handling third-party cookies are available:


Types of cookies we do not use

Advertising and behavioural advertising cookies (profiling)

These cookies are used to collect data on the user's browsing habits and preferences in order to develop a specific profile for customising commercial offers, carrying out market research or distance selling.

Managing Cookies

At any time, the user can refuse to accept all or some of the cookies used on this website in the following ways.

Each browser has specific configuration instructions. Further information on how to disable cookies can be found on the website of the browser provider.

Google Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox:

Internet Explorer:


Managing Google Analytics

To disable only the use of Google Analytics cookies, the user can use the add-on made available by Google at the following link by following the opt-out procedure indicated by Google

Data Retention

As noted above, the lifespan of cookies depends on their nature: session cookies expire when the user closes the browser; persistent cookies have typical expiry dates that, with some exceptions, do not exceed 20 years.

Cookie policy changes

The association A.E.D.I.C. reserves the right to make changes to this cookie policy. You agree to be bound by any such future revisions and agree, therefore, to visit this page periodically to be informed of any changes.

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