Cookie Policy uses proprietary and third-party cookies to enhance user experience. This document represents our Cookie Policy and contains all the information about their usage and management by users. The complementary privacy policy is available here.

To modify cookie settings, click here. Scroll the document for more information about cookies used by this website and about how to opt-in or opt-out.

To change cookie settings, just click or tap the Enabled/Disabled switches, changes will be saved automatically.

Cookie Type Usage purpose Enable/Disable
Strictly Necessary Let the website services work as intended*
Performance/Analytics Let us monitor our website traffic anonymously
Functional/3rd-party 3rd-party services such as embedded videos

* Strictly necessary cookies cannot be disabled. They are automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session or when you close the web browser.

Read paragraph 'Usage of Cookies' for more infomration about the different types of cookies.

2. Usage of Cookies

2.1 What are Cookies and what are they used for?

Cookies are small text "files" that are stored on the users' devices when they visit or interact with the majority of websites. Some new technologies such as Local Storage or Web Beacons might also be considered equivalent to Cookies.

Cookies and equivalent technologies allow for a better browsing experience for users, because they enable a website or an application to "remember" user preferences and provide users with customized services, contents or advertising.

Cookies can be divided in these major groups: first-party (delivered and read directly by the website you are visiting) or third-party (delivered and read by external services, like Google Maps for example), session (they last until the browser is closed) or permanent (they have a longer expiration time). Here you can find other information about HTTP cookies.

2.2 Types of cookieas used on

  • Strictly Necessary: they are essential for the website to function properly and they have no tracking or profiling purpose. They are used solely to provide users with appropriate content and to remember their preferences, including those related to cookies themselves.
  • Performance/Analytics: they are used to monitor traffic on our website, in anonymous and aggregate form. If you disable these cookies, you prevent us from monitoring the behavior of our website, for example from knowing which pages are the most visited or which contents the users find the most interesting.
  • Functional/3rd-party: used to offer advanced functionalities on our website (currently only for embedding YouTube videos in our pages). These cookies might have profiling purposes. If you disable these cookies, you will not be able to view the videos embedded in our pages or use any other advanced functionality.
Stricly Necessary
  • h2push, storedJs, storedfonts (1st-party cookies and session variables): the allow us to provide an optimized service and to know which resources are already present in the web browser's cache. This allows the user to experience faster browsing, and also reduces the load on the server.
  • CC (1st-party session cookie): used to remember the user's preference regarding content filtering based on the user's country.
  • closed, bioep_shown (1st-party cookie and session variables): they keep track of the user's action concerning opening/closing boxes and windows.
  • cookie-acc (1st-party cookie, expiration time: 6 months): used to remember the user's preferences concerning cookies.
  • __cfduid (1st-party cookie, expiration time: 12 months): this cookie is set automatically, for security reasons, by the CDN we use to provide contents internationally. More details about it can be found on the CloudFlare website.
  • _pk_id, _pk_ref (1st-party analytics cookie, expiration time: 6 months)
  • _pk_ses, PIWIK_SESSID, _pk_cvar (1st-party analytics session cookie)

These cookies allow us to monitor traffic on our website in an anonymous and aggregate form by using an analytics service called Matomo (also known as Piwik).

Some of these cookies contain a pseudonymized identifier associated to each user, that does not however contain any personal information and are never integrate in any way with other information that might lead to the identification of a single individual.

For example, they allow us to observe at what time a visitor has entered our website, with which device or operating system and from which country, without however knowing anything that could identify the user as a physical person.

Matomo Analytics data is hosted in Germany by our server provider Innocraft. For more details on the processing of this data, read the privacy policy by using the links at the top or at the bottom of this page.

These cookies can be disabled on our website, or for all websites that use the same analytics service by opting-out.

  • 1P_JAR (3rd-party Google Inc. cookie, expiration time: 1 month)
  • CONSENT, NID, DV (3rd-party Google Inc. cookie, expiration time: up to 20 years)
  • DV (3rd-party Google Inc. cookie, expiration time: 1 hour)

All these cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions.

They are necessary in order to view the videos embedded in some of our pages with the YouTube streaming service (through the domain) and they might also be used for profiling/marketing purposes by the service provider.

Owner of data processing and storage location: Google Inc., United States. More information and opt-out.

3. Manage cookies and Opt-out

3.1 Opt-out from Matomo analytics service

The box below lets you express your preference regarding the usage of cookies and the Matomo (Piwik) web traffic analysis service, not only for our website but for all websites and Apps that make use of it.

3.2 How to manage cookies in the web browser

The user always has the possibility to manage cookie settings from within the software chosen for web browsing. For example, third-party cookies are usually not fundamental for the basic functionalities offered by a website. It is therefore possible for the user to disable them by using the tools provided by the web browser.

In order to obtain all functionalities offered by a website, but automatically delete all cookies when closing the browser window, it is also possible to use "Incognito browsing", widely available on all modern browsers. As an alternative, it is of course possible to manually delete the cookies from the web browser.

Here is how to manage cookie settings for the most common web browsers. Should the web browser you use not be part of this list, you can always refer to the website of the maker of the browser, looking for the specific version you use.

4. Changes to this document

This document may be modified at any time and without notice. In case of modification, users will be presented with the short notice about cookies on their first subsequent access to the website. Last update: 03 August 2019.