What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which websites send their users’ computers (usually their web browsers) so that they may be stored and eventually re-transmitted to the original website whenever the same user visits it a second time. As users navigate on a website, their computers may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the one they are visiting (i.e. so-called “third-party” cookies); this occurs because the website being visited might contain elements such as images, maps, sounds, and specific links to web pages of domains residing on servers different from the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these are cookies set by websites other than the one you may be actually visiting.


Cookies are used to perform computer authentications, session monitoring, and for storage of specific information regarding users accessing the server; and they are normally present in every user's browser in very large numbers.


Some operations could not be carried out without the use of cookies, which in some cases are, therefore, technically necessary: for example, access to home banking and activities that may be carried out on your current online account (display of the bank account balance, bank transfers, bill payments, etc.) would be much more complex and less secure to carry out without the presence of cookies identifying users and keeping their identification within the session.

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What cookies does this site use?

This site uses its own technical cookies as well as third-party cookies. This page lists the cookies we use, their characteristics, and their purposes. We will explain how to manage them at your discretion, but keep in mind that some of these cookies are necessary to view the site and guarantee optimal navigation within it.


Technical cookies

Third-party cookies

This website uses Google Analytics: which is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (i.e. “Google”). Aggregate data are collected in order to track and examine the use of the present website.

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List of cookies used by Google Analytics

_ga Used to discern users 2 years
__utma Used discern users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and no previous __utma cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmt Manages the limit of requests (throttle) sent to the Google Analytics service. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to track new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the reference JavaScript library is executed and no previous __utmb cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is transmitted to Google Analytics. 30 minutes
__utmc Not used in the ga.js library. This cookie works with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user is in a new session or visit. End of browser session
__utmz It stores the source or campaign indicating how the user has reached the website. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and every other time data are transmitted to Google Analytics. 6 months

How can I remove cookies from my browser?

You may find information on how to manage cookies depending on your browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.

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Data protection officer

Cooperativa Sociale Giotto has appointed Data Protection Officer Dr. Francesco Artale, who may be contacted on telephone numbers 0498705451 and 3288127944 and at e-mail address


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