Cookies are portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user's Internet browser, automatically stored on the user's computer by said browser and automatically sent back to the server each time the site is accessed or subsequently accessed. A cookie usually contains the name of the website from which the cookie originates, the cookie's lifetime (i.e. how long it will remain on the user's device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. On each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another website that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device and they serve a number of purposes such as allowing you to navigate efficiently between pages, remembering your favourite sites and generally improving your browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is better targeted to a user and their interests.
If you choose to disable cookies, this may affect and/or limit your browsing experience within the Site, for example you may not be able to visit certain sections of a site or you may not receive personalized information when you visit the Site.
The way it works, as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change these settings to block cookies or to be notified whenever cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies, so please refer to your browser's instruction manual or help screen to see how to adjust or change your browser settings. In fact, you can change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently) by setting the highest level of protection.
Below is the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
If you use different devices to view and access the Site (e.g., computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you should ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences. To delete cookies from your smartphone/tablet's Internet browser, you should refer to your device's user manual.
Below is an explanatory list.
Technical cookies include necessary, functionality, and analytical cookies. Necessary cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site and allow users to navigate the Site and take advantage of its features (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow saving the user's session and/or perform other activities strictly necessary for the operation of the site).
Functionality cookies allow the site to remember the user's choices (e.g. the user's name) in order to provide the user with more personalised and optimised navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the site, but they improve the quality and experience of the site. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functionality of the site may be reduced and access to the site content may be limited.
Analytical cookies help NVL to understand how users interact with the site by providing information relating to the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the time spent on the site and any events that have arisen during navigation, such as an error message, and help to understand any difficulties the user encounters in using the site. This information may be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, it is analysed together with other users' information so as not to identify one particular user to another. These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and allow NVL to improve the performance of the site.
Targeting or profiling cookies are used to present content that is better suited to the user and their interests. They can be used to display targeted advertisements, to serve ads tailored to the user's interests, or to limit the number of times the user views an advertisement. They also help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Site; Where explicit consent is given, NVL may use these cookies to remember what the user has visited and share this information with third parties, including agencies and advertisers who may use their cookies to collect information about user activity on the Site.
Sharing (or social network) cookies are required to allow you to interact with the site through your social account and are used, for example, to express an appreciation and share it with your social contacts.
NVL's website uses or may use, including in combination with each other, cookies:
- session " cookies that are stored on the user's computer for purely technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers needed to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are deleted at the end of the "session" (hence the name) when the browser is closed;
- " persistent" cookies that are stored on the computer hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users. By means of persistent cookies, users accessing the site (or any other users using the same computer) are automatically recognised at each visit.
When a user uses the Site, it is possible that some cookies are stored that are not controlled by NVL. This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third party website. As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third-party services. On third-party cookies NVL has no control over the information provided by the cookie and has no access to this data. This information is fully controlled by the third party companies as described in their respective privacy policies.
The following table shows the third-party cookies present on the NVL site. These fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party operator and are divided into the following macro-categories:
- Analytical: these are cookies used to collect and analyse statistical information on access/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as the credentials entered to access restricted areas (your email address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, content downloaded, types of interactions carried out, etc.).
- Widgets. This category includes all those graphic components of a user interface of a program, which aims to facilitate user interaction with the program itself (by way of example are widgets cookies Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).
- Advertising. This category includes cookies used to provide advertising services within a site.
If you do not wish to receive third party cookies on your device, you can use the links below to access the information and consent forms of those third parties and opt out of receiving them.
These cookies are not directly controlled by the site, therefore, to revoke consent it is necessary to refer to the websites of the third parties or to refer to the site www.youronlinechoices.com/it/ to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies according to the browser used and to manage preferences on third party profiling cookies.