What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain websites.

We use cookies for the website and sub-domains - whereby we ask the user's consent where expressly required by law or other relevant regulations - to make navigation easier for the user and to personalise the information provided to the user. We also use appropriate systems to collect information about the user, such as the user's IP address, the browser and operating system used and/or websites visited by a user for security and statistical purposes. If you choose to disable or reject cookies, you may not be able to access or function properly in some parts of this website and any subdomains connected to it.

In order to ensure a complete and trouble-free use of this website, you should set your browser to accept these cookies. The cookies do not pose any danger to your computer, tablet or smartphone. The cookies generated by this website do not contain any personal information that can be used to identify the user, only encrypted data.


The website and its associated sub-domains use the following types of cookies:

Navigation cookies
These cookies enable navigation on the website and use of its functions. Without cookies, you may not be able to access these features or they may not function properly.
The absolutely necessary cookies are used to store an identifier so that we can uniquely identify each user and provide a consistent and tailored service.

Performance cookies
These cookies may be from ourselves or from one of our partners; they may be session cookies or permanent cookies. They are only for website performance and improvement. These cookies do not collect information that can be used to identify the user. All information collected using these cookies is aggregated anonymously and used only to improve the functionality of the site.

Functional cookies
Cookies are normally placed on the user's computer as a result of an action by the user, but they may also be received when a service is offered to the user without the user having expressly requested it. They can be used to prevent the same service from being offered more than once to the same user. In addition, these cookies enable the website to track user decisions. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot be used to evaluate user behavior on other websites.

Third party cookies for marketing/retargeting purposes
These cookies are used by our partners to display our advertisements when you visit other websites and, for example, to show you the products you last viewed on our website. These cookies can also be used to show products that may be of interest to you or similar to the other products you have previously viewed. These cookies are not linked to the processing of personal information, but may allow access to the browser installed on your computer or other devices.

Disable cookies
Data protection laws give users the option of deactivating ("opting out") cookies that are already installed on their device. This option applies to "technical cookies" (art. 122 of the Italian Privacy Code) and other cookies that the user has previously accepted ("opt in"). The user can deactivate and/or delete ("opt out") cookies based on browser settings


To disable cookies:
web browser
Block or allow all cookies

Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
Click the Privacy tab, and then under Settings, move the slider up to block all cookies or down to allow all cookies. Then click OK.
Blocking cookies may cause some websites to not display correctly.


To block cookies from all websites, follow these steps:

Click on the menu button and select Tools -> Settings.
Go to the privacy section.
for Chronicle select "create according to user-defined settings".
Uncheck the box Accept cookies. Click on OK.

Google Chrome

Select the Chrome menu icon.
Select Settings.
Select Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
In the "Privacy" section, select Content Settings.
Select Block data storage for all websites.
Select Done.

Individual non-technical cookies from third parties may also be disabled and/or deleted by the user, as explained on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: www.youronlinechoices.eu.


Which cookies are used on this website, what is their lifetime and what are they used for?

Google cookies

__utma, unlimited: This cookie contains information about when the visitor was first on the site, how often he visited it and when he last visited it.
__utmb, until the end of the session: This cookie contains a timestamp of when the visitor called the page. Together with __utmc, this cookie can provide information about the length of time the visitor has been on a page.
__utmc, 30 minutes: This cookie contains a timestamp of when the visitor left the site. Together with __utmb, this cookie can provide information about the length of time the visitor has been on a page.
__utmk, unlimited: This cookie contains a hash value over all UTM cookies mentioned here.
__utmv, unlimited: This cookie is intended for individual content, can be freely assigned and thus serves to control user-defined analyses.
__utmx, 2 years: This cookie contains values from the Google Website Optimizer.
__utmz 6 months: This cookie contains information about where the visitor came from before he/she visited the page to be analysed. For example, information about search engines and the search terms entered there may be stored in it, or where on earth the calling IP address is located.
_ga, 2 years: Used to distinguish users
_gat, 10 min: Used to create tracker objects
ztdst, session; contains a unique hash value per visitor and is used to store the _utm cookies from Google. In addition, the IP address, the browser language and the start page are saved
PageConfig.HttpFirstReferrerLink, 1000 days: Origin Url, is sent with e-mails
sImageMode, 360 days: Used to know whether desktop, tablet or smartphone is used

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