Cookies Policy

Cookies Statement

This Cookie Policy explains how the site adopts cookies and, furthermore, provides guidance as to how cookies can be managed. This Cookie Policy forms part of the Privacy Police, which describes our data handling practices and is available here.

By continuing to browse or use the site, you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

Cookies and Other technologies 

Cookies will be stored on your device – computer, smartphone or tablet – when you are using this website, according to the purposes described. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your hard drive in connection with the browser software and collect specific information that the site is able to read in the moment in which it is seen at a later time. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They simply serve the purpose of making the overall internet offering more user-friendly and effective. There are various types of cookie, depending on their characteristics and functions, and these may remain stored on the computer or mobile device for different periods of time.

Session Cookies

They are stored on the device for purely technical and functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers required to enable a safe and efficient site; they are deleted at the end of the session when the browser is closed. This type of cookie avoids the use of other technologies that could compromise your privacy.

Persistent Cookies

They remain stored on your computer’s hard drive until they expire or cancellation. You have the option to delete all stored cookies at any time via the setting options of your browser.

Third Party Cookies

When browsing the site, you may also receive cookies from sites or web servers other than the site being visited (third party cookies) . Cookies that are stored on behalf of third parties may be in turn session or persistent.

This site uses the following types of first-party technical cookies, third-party cookies and other similar technologies.

Technical Cookies

Technical cookies are cookies enabling you to browse on the site or to enjoy its basic features. These cookies are installed automatically on your device by the site as a result of the access to the site and do not require any specific consent. Technical cookies used by the site include: 

Navigation Cookies

They guarantee normal navigation and use of the website, through different options or service.

Functional Cookies

Sono usati per memorizzare le preferenze e ottimizzare l’esperienza di navigazione in base a una serie di criteri (ad esempio, lingua, tipo di browser, ecc.). Fra questi cookie rientrano quelli per impostare la lingua e il consenso per l’uso dei cookies.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies, also known as Performance Cookies, collect standard information in aggregate form on the number of users and on how they visit the website, such as information on which pages or sections are most viewed. SIC use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., for the purpose of tracking and examining the use of this website, compiling reports and sharing them with other services developed by Google. It is an anonymized tracking cookie: no information on the your ID is collected, or any personal data. Full details of the cookies which Google Analytics uses can be found in Cookies & Google Analytics in documentation for Google’s Analytics tracking code. You can also read Google’s Privacy Policy for Google Analytics. To opt out of Google Analytics tracking you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Third Party Cookies

The non-technical cookies used by this site are third-party cookies: cookies set up on your device by a domain or website distinct from the site. Third party cookies are implemented by marketing vendors and partners of the site by the means of third party tags for specific purposes of the said third parties, including marketing and profiling. SIC does not have any access or control over cookies or other tracking technology used by third parties accessible by the site: these subjects, listed below with the relative links to their privacy policies, are independent controllers of the data collection and handling processes via cookies; you must therefore refer to their personal data handling policies, information policies and consent forms. This responsibility refers not only to the cookies sent directly by the third parties but also any additional cookies sent via this site based on the use of the services used by the third parties themselves.

Social Sharing Cookies

These services allow interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this site. Interactions and the information gained from this site are in any case subject to the Privacy settings related to each social network:  FacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterest.

Facebook Like 

SIC uses the Facebook “Like” plugin to help itself market its content using the Facebook Social Network. The plugin detects whether you have “Liked” our Facebook page and uses this information to present either a “Like” button or a “You Like this” message with various other associated details from Facebook. If you are not logged in to Facebook, no cookies should be served. If you are logged in to Facebook, the plugin creates and/or updates a series of third-party cookies. See also: Facebook’s Privacy Policy.


ShareThis is a service provided by ShareThis Inc; it displays a widget that enables your interaction with social networks and external platforms and the sharing of this site content. Depending on its configuration, this service may display widgets owned by third parties, such as the managers of the social networks used to share interactions. In this case, the third parties providing the widget will also be informed about the interaction and the Usage Data for the pages where this service is installed. See also: Privacy Policy and Opt-Out.

Displaying content from external platforms

These services allow content hosted on external platforms to be viewed directly from the pages of this site and also allow interaction with them. In the case where a service of this type is installed, it is possible, even in the case where you do not use the service, for it to collect traffic data relating to the pages in which it is installed.


Youtube is a video content viewing service run by Google Inc. which allows this site to integrate such content within its pages. See also: Privacy Policy.


Issuu is an online service provided by Issuu Inc. that SIC uses to embed and display a virtual version of its press releases and other publications. See also: Privacy Policy.

Your choices, including Opt-Outs

According to current legislation, express consent is not always required to use cookies. In particular, technical cookies do not require this consent. These cookies are indispensable for operation of the site or required to perform activities requested. On the contrary, profiling cookies, i.e. those used to create user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences outlined while browsing on the network, required specific consent.  

On the first visit to this site, your consensus is collected through a banner that indicates some mandatory information about cookies usage and shows the link to this extended information. Continuing browsing you accept the default settings. In order to avoid hitting the banner at every access, the site uses the a technical cookie which recalls the preferences expressed by you. If you wish to revoke your consensus you can follow the procedures contained below.

You can manage your preferences for cookies directly from within your own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing them. Through browser preferences you can also delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookie which possibly saves the consent to the installation of cookies by this website. It is important to note that disabling all cookies, the operation of this site may be compromised. You can find information about how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple SafariMicrosoft Internet Explorer, or you can visit:  

Notwithstanding the above, you may use Your Online Choices, an online service provided by EDAA (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance) through which it is possible to opt-out of cookies from companies that participate in the EDAA’s opt-out scheme, or NAI Consumer Opt Out, provided by NAI (Network Advertising Initiative).