Definitions and characteristics of cookies
Cookie and similar technologies are information sent/read by websites and apps on your devices during their first visit, which are then transmitted back to those websites and apps during the next visit. Thanks to cookies and similar technologies, websites and apps remember your actions and preferences (such as login data, the default language, font sizes, additional display settings, etc.) so that they do not need to specify them again on the next visit.
These technologies are used to perform IT authentications, session monitoring, and to store information about the activities of users who access a service, and may also contain a unique identifier that allows for monitoring of user experiences on the site for statistical or advertising purposes.
There are indeed various types of cookies, depending on their features and functions, and these may remain on your device for different periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser; and so-called persistent cookies, which remain on your device until a pre-established date.
On the other hand, your prior consent is instead required for non-anonymised “analytics” and “profiling” cookies, i.e. those aimed at providing analytical statistics of the usage of a website or those creating profiles for users in order to send them advertising messages in line with the preferences they have expressed while surfing the web.
You may authorize, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies through the specific functions of your browser. However, in the hypothesis in which all or some of the cookies are disabled, it may not be possible to consult the Website, or certain services or certain features of the Website may not be available or may not work properly and/or you may be forced to change or manually enter some information or preferences each time you visit the Website.