Cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords.
Cookies are used in this website for these purposes:
Technical cookies. Do not require user consent. Basically all cookies needed to show your website correctly: session cookies, analytics cookies, functionality cookies.
Profiling cookies. User consent is required. Cookies aimed to create user profiles (do not mix with user accounts). They are used to send ads messages targeted for this particular user or group of people where user belongs.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are placed by the managers of another website ("third-party") via the publisher's website. Due to technical reasons, website publisher (manager/owned/editor) is not responsible for any third-party cookies. Website at this point acts as technical intermediary and must only provide a link to the information notices and consent forms of the third parties (Google Analytics and AddThis) . Third-party cookies do not require user consent.
For more information about Google Analytics click the link below:
To disable cookies and to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser:
To disable cookies and to prevent your data from being used by AddThis, click on the lonk below:
ASP.NET_SessionId: technical cookie. That is a cookie that ASP.NET uses to store a unique identifier for your session. It lasts as long as the session is active.
displayCookieConsent: technical cookie. This type of cookie is used to keep track of your consent so that the short information notes about cookies are not shown again in the following pages or at your second visit.
__atuvc: profiling cookie. Profiling cookie used by AddThis, usually present in web sites to allow users to share the content on varius networking and sharing platforms. It stores the count of shared pages. Expiration time 2 years.
__atuvs: profiling cookie. Profiling cookie used by AddThis, usually present in web sites to allow users to share the content on varius networking and sharing platforms. It stores the count of shared pages. It lasts as long as the session is active.
__utma: Profiling cookie. Used to analyse browsing (Google Webmaster and Analytics). Expiration time 2 years.
__utmb: Profiling cookie. Used to analyse browsing (Google Analytics). Expiration time 30 minutes.
__utmc: Profiling cookie. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Expiration time: end of browser session.
__utmt: Profiling cookie. Used to throttle request rate. Expiration time 10 minutes
__utmz: Profiling cookie. Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Expiration time 6 months from set/update.
Normally, it is possible to disable cookies, changing browser's cookie settings. To enable cookies just configure your browser's preferences. Without these cookies a normal use of the website is not possible.
There's a specific setting for each website and web apps. More sophisticated browsers allow to define different settings for proprietary cookies and third-party cookies:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9