Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

The website uses cookies and similar technologies to guarantee correct operation of procedures and enhance the use experience for online applications. This document provides detailed information as to the use of cookies and similar technologies, the way they are used by and how to manage them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small-sized text strings which the websites browsed by the user send to its terminal, where they are stored then passed on to the same website when the same user accesses the site.

For our purposes herein, cookies can be divided into technical and profiling cookies, depending on the function for which they are used, and into first-party and third-party cookies depending on the person installing them.

Tehcnical cookies
Technical cookies can be used for the sole purpose of “sending communication through an electronic network, or to the extent which is strictly necessary for the provision of a service by the IT company if the latter has been expressly requested by the subscriber or the user of the said service” (see art. 122 para.1 of the Privacy Code).

Technical cookies are divided into browsing or session cookies (they ensure correct browsing and use of the website), cookie analytics (similar to technical cookies if used directly by the website manager to collect information in an aggregate form, regarding the number of users and how the browse the site in question), and function cookies (they allow for browsing by the user depending on a set of selected criteria, including for example language, in order to improve the service provided to the latter).

For installation and use of these cookies, no prior consent is required from the party concerned.

Technical cookies are essential and they may not be disabled using the functions of this website. More in general, cookies may be totally disabled on a a user’s browser at any time.

Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies can be used to send advertising messages online based on the specific interests shown by the user while surfing the internet.

To use profiling cookies the express consent on the user’s part is required.

Third party cookies
Taking into account the different subjects installing the cookies on the users, terminal, depending on whether it is the same manager of the website which the user is browsing or a different website installing cookies through the former, a distinction is made between first-party and third-party cookies.
Portalidea may also decide to use cookies from different websites or servers (i.e. “third-party” cookies): this is done because on the website there might be elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to webpages from other domains on servers other than the one where the required page resides. In other words, these cookies can be set directly by managers of websites or servers other than the website. Third-party cookies may also be used in order to customise the advertising exposure depending on the interest shown by the user and the frequency of exposure to the message in question.
In order to use these cookies it is necessary to acquire free informed consent from the user in advance. These cookies are not checked directly by the website; in order to withdraw the said consent reference shall be made to the relevant third-party websites or to the following pages:

these are parts of the browsed webpage directly generated by the said sites and integrated within the page of the hosting website. These social plugins are most frequently used for sharing contents on social media networks.

The presence of these plugins involves transmission of cookies from and to all websites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is regulated by the relevant information sheets to which reference should always be made. For transparency and convenience purposes, below are the website links to the various information sheets and cookie management pages.

Facebook information:

Facebook (configuration): accedere al proprio account. Sezione privacy.

Twitter information:

Twitter (configuration):

Google+ information:

Google+ (configuration):

Cookies used by
Below is a list of technical and analytics cookies used on this website:

Cookie in the website
• PHPSESSID – session – used by the website in order to identify individual user sessions.

Third-party cookies

Google Analytics
• __utma – persistent – user’s browsing time – it is necessary for Google Webmaster and Analytics third-party services. It lasts two years
• __utmb – persistent – user’s bounce rate (approximate value) dell’utente – necessario al servizio di terze parti Google Analytics. Dura 30 minuti
• __utmc – session-based – Used by the Google Analytics tool in order to identify the duration of website browsing.
• __utmt – persistent – it is used by Google Analytics to monitor specific functions of the websiter.
• __utmz – persistent – user origin – it is necessary for Google Analytics third-party service. Il lasts six months
• _ga – persistent – used to distinguish users – it is necessary for Google Analytics third-party service. It lasts two years

Google Maps


Cookies set by Google on all pages where a Google Maps page is viewed; these are various identifiers, except for PREF which saves preferred options such as the zoom level. Most of these cookies last for 10 years after the the page containing the map was last browsed.

Cookie management

The user may decide whether to accept the cookies or not using the settings on the browser.

Important: disabling technical cookies, totally or in part, may hinder the use of website functionalities which are reserved for registered users. On the other hand, access to public contents will still be possible even if the cookies are completely disabled.

Disabling “third party” cookies does not hinder in any way the possibility of browsing a website.

It is possible to select specific settings for different websites and applications. Moreover the most advances browsers allow for different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies.

Below are the instructions for the most widely used browsers in order to complete customised configuration of cookies:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    1. Click on “Tools” on the top section of the browser window;
    2. select “Internet Options”;
    3. click on the “Privacy” sheet;
    4. to enable cookies, the Privacy level needs to be set on “Medium” or below; if the Privacy level is set above “Medium” the use of cookies will be disabled.
  • Mozilla Firefox
    1. Click on “Strumenti” on the top section of the browser window;
    2. select “Opzioni”;
    3. select the icon “Privacy”;
    4. click on “Cookies”;
    5. select or deselect the items”Accept website cookies” e “Accept third parties cookies”;
  • Google Chrome
    1. Click on the menu icon;
    2. select “Settings”;
    3. on the bottom part of the page, select “Show advanced settings”;
    4. in the “Privacy” section, select “Content settings”;
    5. select or deselect the item “Prevent websites to setting up data”.
  • Apple Safari
    1. Click on the “Safari” logo on the upper part of the browser windowr;
    2. select the option “Preferences”;
    3. click on “Privacy”;
    4. choose the item “Cookies and websites data”.