Privacy and Cookies Policy

This section contains information on the processing of Users’ data.

This information is also valid for the purposes of art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, Code regarding the protection of personal data, and for the purposes of article 13 of EU Regulation no. 2016/679, concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free circulation of such data, for those who interact with and can be reached at the address corresponding to the initial page:

The information is provided only for and not for other websites that may be consulted by the User via links contained therein.

The purpose of this document is to provide information about the methods, timing and nature of the information that data controllers must provide to the User when connecting to the web pages, regardless of the purpose of the connection itself, according to the legislation Italian and European.

If the User is under the age of 16, pursuant to Article 8, regulation 1 of the EU regulation 2016/679, he must legitimize his consent through the authorization of his parents or guardian.

Ownership of data processing

The data controller is the natural or legal person, the public authority, the service or other body that, individually or together with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. It also deals with security profiles.

With regards to this website, the Data Controller is: Raffaele Alicino; for any clarification or exercise of their rights, the User may contact him at the following email address: .

The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, service or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller. If not specifically appointed, pursuant to article 28 of EU regulation no. 2016/679, the person in charge of data processing of the site is: Raffaele Alicino.

Subjects or categories of subjects that can access or learn about the data

Direct access to User data is allowed in principle to the data controller indicated above.

In some cases, however, they may have access to the User’s data categories of employees involved in the organization of the site (administrative, commercial, marketing, legal, system administrators) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, postal couriers , hosting providers, IT companies, communication agencies).

Hosting service provider is Aruba SpA, with registered office in via San Clemente, 53 – 24036 Ponte San Pietro (BG). It can potentially have access to the data only for technical reasons of necessity and urgency that require an intervention in order not to jeopardize the functionality and security of the Site.

Other services are or may be offered by other companies: please refer to the following sections where the aforementioned services are discussed with regard to other subjects who can access User data.

Place of processing

The processing of data generated by the use of takes place at the operational headquarters of the Data Controller.

Specific services used by this Site may collect personal data of the User outside the operational headquarters of the Data Controller. Please refer to the subsequent sections where the aforementioned services are discussed with regards to the place where the data are stored.

Data transfer to non-EU countries

This site may share some of the data collected with services located outside the European Union area. In particular with Google (Youtube), Facebook and Microsoft through social plugins and the Google Analytics service. The transfer is authorized and strictly regulated by article 45, paragraph 1 of EU Regulation 2016/679, for which no further consent is required. The companies mentioned above guarantee their adherence to the Privacy Shield.

Data will never be transferred to third countries that do not comply with the conditions set out in Article 45 et seq. Of the EU Regulation.

Data processed

Like all websites, this site also uses log files in which information collected in an automated manner during Users’ visits is stored. The information collected could be the following:
– internet protocol address (IP);
– type of browser and parameters of the device used to connect to the site;
– name of the internet service provider (ISP);
– date and time of visit;
– web page of the visitor’s origin (referral) and exit;
– possibly the number of clicks.

The aforementioned information is processed in an automated manner and collected in an exclusively aggregated form in order to verify the correct functioning of the site, and for security reasons. This information will be processed based on the legitimate interests of the owner.

For security purposes (anti-spam filters, firewalls, virus detection), automatically recorded data may also include personal data such as the IP address, which could be used, in compliance with the laws in force on the subject, in order to block attempts to damage the site or to cause damage to other Users, or in any case harmful activities or offenses. These data are never used for the identification or profiling of the User, but only for the purpose of protecting the site and its Users, such information will be treated according to the legitimate interests of the owner.

The information that the User of the site will deem to make public through the services and tools made available to them, is provided by the same knowingly and voluntarily, exempting this Site from any liability with regards to possible violations of the laws. It is up to the User to verify that they have permission to enter personal data of third parties or content protected by national and international standards.

The data used for security purposes (blocking attempts to damage the site) are kept for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purpose previously indicated.

As indicated above, the optional, explicit and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this site entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.


For Users who register on our website (if any), the personal information they provide in their profile is also stored. All Users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except their username that cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and modify this information.


When the User leaves a comment, the site automatically detects and records some identification data shown in the form, such as the email address, as well as the IP address and the string of the browser user agent to facilitate spam detection. These data are voluntarily provided by the User at the time the service is requested. By entering a comment or other information, the User expressly accepts the privacy policy, and in particular consents that the contents inserted are freely disseminated also to third parties. The data received will be used exclusively for the provision of the requested service and only for the time necessary for the provision of the service.

An anonymized string created from the email address (also known as a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the User is using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: After the approval of the comment, the eventual image of the profile is visible to the public in the context of the comment released.

Personal data collected: Name (and possibly Surname), Email and optionally Website..


If the User uploads images to the website, he should avoid uploading images that include embedded position data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and extract any location data from the images on the website.

Contact forms

The User, by filling in the contact forms on the Site with his / her Data, consents that the owner can use them for the sole purpose of responding to requests for information, quotations or any other nature indicated by the form header.

Personal data collected: Name and Surname, Email, City, Postcode, Telephone, other physical data

Content embedded from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Content embedded from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect user data, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking and monitor interaction with them, including tracking interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are connected to these websites.

Google Fonts (Google Inc.) is a font style visualization service managed by Google Inc. that allows this website to integrate such content within its pages.
Personal data collected: usage data and various types of data as specified by the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy.

Use of Youtube on this website

This website may use YouTube plug-ins, managed by Google. The page operator is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If the User visits one of our pages with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. Here the YouTube server is informed which of our pages it has visited.

If the User has accessed his YouTube account, YouTube allows him to associate his browsing behavior directly with his personal profile. This can be avoided by disconnecting your YouTube account. YouTube is used to make this website attractive. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information on user data management can be found in the YouTube data protection declaration: Privacy Policy.

Access to the Youtube account (Google) allows this Website to connect with the User’s account on the social network Youtube, managed by Google. The personal data collected are those specified by the privacy policy of Youtube (Google) indicated above.

Statistics (Analytics)

The services contained in this section allow the data controller to monitor and analyze traffic data and are used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the personal data collected for the purpose of tracking and examining the use of this Website, compiling reports and sharing them with other services developed by Google. Google may use personal data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Google Analytics requires, for its operation, the presence on the pages of the Site of a so-called tracking code. The purpose of this code is to identify, for the purposes outlined below, the pages you visit during the Site browsing session.
In addition to the pages visited among the collected data, domain names and the type of browser of the computers used to connect to the Site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) ​​addresses of the requested resources may also be included, by way of example but not limited to. , the time of the request, parameters concerning the operating system and the IT environment you use.
These data do not allow, in any case, to reach the User’s identity by their nature and the manner of their treatment and are to be considered, therefore, anonymous. Anonymisation works by shortening the users’ IP address within the borders of the member states of the European Union or in other countries participating in the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the IP address will be sent to Google’s servers and abbreviated within the United States.

Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.
Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Data retention time

The data is processed and stored for the time strictly required for the purposes for which it was collected and in any case not exceeding 5 years.

At the end of the storage period, personal data will be deleted. Therefore, upon expiration of this term the right of access, cancellation, rectification and the right to data portability can no longer be exercised.

If the User has an account and accesses this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if the browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when the browser is closed.

When the User logs in, different cookies will be set to save the login information and screen display options. Login cookies last two days while cookies for screen options last a year. If the “Remember me” option is selected, access will persist for two weeks. Leaving your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If the User modifies or publishes an article, an additional cookie will be saved in the browser. This cookie does not include personal data, but simply indicates the ID of the article just modified. Expires after 1 day.

If a comment is issued by the User, this and the related metadata are stored indefinitely, so that any subsequent comments can be recognized and approved automatically instead of being kept in a moderation queue.
Furthermore, if the User leaves a comment on the site, he can choose to save his name, email address and website in cookies. They are used for the convenience of the User himself, so that he does not have to enter the data again if he leaves another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

The User can request at any time the interruption of the Treatment or the cancellation of the Data.

Purpose of the processing of the collected data

The User data is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: sending email and SMS for promotional purposes, access to accounts on third party services, interaction with <em> social networks < / em> and external platforms, display of content from external platforms and optimization and distribution of traffic.

The IP could, in some cases, be used for the exclusive purpose of blocking attempts to damage the Site itself, as well as activities constituting a crime under the laws in force.

Data processing methods

This site treats the User’s data in a lawful and correct manner, taking appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of the data. The processing is carried out using IT and / or telematic tools, with organizational methods and logic strictly related to the purposes indicated above.

Special methods of processing are set out in this document in relation to particular services offered by the Site or software used by it for its proper functioning.

User Rights

Article. 13, c. 2 of EU Regulation 2016/679 lists the User’s rights.

The site therefore intends to inform the User about the existence:
– the right of the interested party to ask the Data Controller to access personal data (Article 15 EU Regulation), their update (Article 7, paragraph 3, letter a) of Legislative Decree 196/2003), the correction (art. 16 EU Regulation), integration (art. 7, co. 3, lett. a) D.Lgs. 196/2003) or the limitation of the treatment concerning it (art. 18 EU Regulation) or oppose, for legitimate reasons, to their treatment (art. 21 EU Regulation), in addition to the right to data portability (art. 20 EU Regulation);
– the right to request cancellation (art. 17 EU Regulation), transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, including those for which conservation is not necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data are been collected or subsequently processed (Article 7, paragraph 3, letter b) of Legislative Decree 196/2003);
– the right to obtain the attestation that the updating, rectification, data integration, deletion, data blocking and transformation operations have been brought to the attention, also with regard to their content, of those to whom the data have been communicated or disseminated, except in the case where such fulfillment proves impossible or involves the use of means manifestly disproportionate with respect to the protected right (art. 7, co. 3, lett. c) D.lgs. 196/2003).

Specifically, if the User has an account on this site or has left comments, he can request to receive a file exported from the site with his personal data, as well as their deletion from the databases. This does not include data that the system is obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Requests can be addressed to the Data Controller, without formalities or, alternatively, using the model provided by the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data, or by sending an email to the address:

If the treatment is based on the art. 6, paragraph 1, lett. a) – express consent to use – or on art. 9, paragraph 2 letter. a) – express consent to the use of genetic, biometric, health-related data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs or union membership, which reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions – the User has the right to revoke consent at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the revocation.

Likewise, in case of violation of the law, the User has the right to lodge a complaint with the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data, as the authority in charge of controlling the treatment in the Italian State.

For a more in-depth examination of the rights of the User, see the articles 15 and ss. of EU Regulation 2016/679 and the art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003.

Response to “Do Not Track” requests

This Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To find out if any third-party services used support them, the User is invited to consult the respective privacy policies.

Changes to this statement

This document may be subject to changes or updates. The User is encouraged to periodically consult this page to keep updated on the latest legislative changes.

The document was updated on 16/05/2019 to comply with the relevant regulatory provisions, and in particular with EU Regulation 2016/679.

Information not contained in this policy

Further information in relation to the processing of Personal Data may be requested at any time from the Data Controller using the contact details.

Extended information on the use of Cookies

For the acquisition and management of technical information relating to visits to the site, so-called cookies are used, in full compliance with the Directive of the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data, published in the Official Journal n. 126 of 3 June 2014.

To protect the privacy of the user and allow more informed choices, upon first access to any page of this site, a preventive blocking of the so-called “profiling” cookies (even from third parties), aimed at to acquire information on preferences and navigation, with the exception, instead, of so-called “technical” and “necessary” cookies, that is useful for the mere good functioning of the site. Furthermore, a brief information is provided on the use of cookies, plus a more extensive one in this page, aimed at explaining in detail the characteristics of cookies sent by the Site and by third parties, as well as the methods of removal using the browser used.
Only with the explicit consent of the User, which can be done by clicking on the “Accept Cookie” button of the short information popup, will send the previously blocked cookies.

What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file that web pages save on the User’s computer or mobile device, while they are visited: this allows the site to remember the actions taken and preferences expressed.

Technical or necessary cookies are used exclusively for the operation of the site and allow the User to use the services requested through the website, not otherwise available. Among these we can include, for example, those that provide access to secure areas of the site, those of session and functionality or even those that allow the correct display of embedded content, such as Youtube or OpenStreetMap.

The analytical cookies instead allow the Site to acquire purely statistical information related to the visits received. They can provide details regarding, for example, the number of daily visitors or content viewed and could be associated with User data such as IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analyzed together with other people’s information so as not to identify a particular User with respect to the other. They are used to improve the performance and design of the Site, as well as to provide more user-friendly content.

The profiling cookies , again, are those aimed at creating profiles relating to the User, to which will then be sent advertising messages aimed at satisfying the preferences shown in the context of web browsing. This type of cookie is subject to a preventive block and conditioned on the User’s explicit acceptance.

The third-party cookies , finally, are those sent by a website other than the one currently being viewed, but by external sites: a typical example is the presence of social plugins for Facebook , Twitter, or LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site.

To learn more about these technologies and how they work, you can visit the site.

Cookies used by

This Site uses mostly technical or third-party cookies. For the latter, if an external link to the consent form is not specified in the table below, refer to
Here are the cookies used by in detail:

Cookie NameType of cookieDescription of cookies and duration
displayCookieConsentTechnical cookieTechnical cookie for the acquisition by of the User’s explicit consent to the use of cookies. Duration 1 month.
PHPSESSIDTechnical cookiePreserves the user’s status on the various pages of the site. Duration 1 session.
wordpress_Technical cookieWordPress cookies for a connected user. Duration 1 session.
wordpress_logged_in_Technical cookieWordPress cookies for a connected user. Duration 1 session.
wordpress_test_Technical cookieWordPress cookies for a connected user. Duration 1 session.
wordpress_test_cookieTechnical cookieTest WordPress Cookie session. Duration 1 session.
wp-settings-Technical cookieWordPress also establishes a couple of wp-settings [UID] cookies.
The number at the end is the individual user ID from the user database table.
This is used to customize the display of the administration interface, and possibly also the interface of the main site. Duration 1 year.
wp-settings-time-Technical cookieWordPress also sets a couple of wp-settings- {time} – [UID] cookies. The number at the end is the individual user ID from the user database table. This is used to customize the display of the administration interface, and possibly also the interface of the main site. Duration 1 year.
__cfduidThird-party cookiesCloudflare cookie for the identification of a computer within a network with a dynamic IP address. Personal data is not stored. Duration 1 year.
_gaThird-party cookiesGoogle Analytics cookies for the distinction of different users. Duration 2 years.
_gatThird-party cookiesGoogle Analytics cookies to limit server requests. Duration 1 minute.
_gidThird-party cookiesGoogle Analytics cookies for the distinction of different users. Duration 1 day.

How to select or deselect cookies

Most browsers allow you to delete cookies from the device, block acceptance of cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for proprietary and third-party cookies.

Below are links to support the management of cookies for the most used browsers:
Chrome: Google Support
Firefox: Mozilla Support
Internet Explorer: Microsoft Support
Opera: Opera Support
Safari: Apple Support

Revocation of consent to cookies

The User has the possibility to reset the consent previously given to cookies through the following button: