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There are several cookie types. These are the main ones:
Profiling cookies are used to show visitors advertising messages in keeping with preferences shown when surfing the Internet. European and Italian legislation states that a user must be properly informed of the use of profiling cookies and provide valid consent.
This website may send the following cookies to users.
Session cookies; functional cookies; profiling cookies
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If you do not wish to receive cookies on your computer or mobile device, you may configure the browser accordingly. AboutCookies.org provides a guide on how to disable the main browsers. However, blocking cookies will mean some website functions may not be available.