Cookie: Definition, characteristics and norm application
Cookies are small text files which the sites visited by the user send and register on his computer or mobile device to be then retransmitted to the same sites at the following visit. Thanks to cookies a site remembers actions and preferences of the user (for example log-in data, favourite language, font dimensions, other visual settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be again indicated when the user returns to visit such site or browses from one page to another of it.
Therefore cookies are used to carry out IT authentications, session monitoring and data memorizing regarding the users’ activities who access the site and can comprehend also a unique identification code which enables to keep trace of the user browsing inside the website itself for statistical and advertising purposes.
There are various types of cookies depending on their characteristics and functions and these can stay in your PC for different amounts of times:
- session cookie which is automatically cancelled at browser closure
- persistent cookie which remains in the device of the user up to an established due date.
- “analytic cookies” when used directly by the manager of the site to collect information in a joint way on the number of users and on how these visit the website itself
- navigation or session cookies (for authentication)
- functionality cookies which allow the user navigation following a series of chosen criteria (for example language, selected products for purchase) in order to improve the service given.
On the other hand for “profiling cookies”, that is those aimed at creating profiles regarding the user and use them to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown during web browsing, a forehand consent of the user is required.
Cookie typologies used by the present site
This site uses technical cookies, which have the aim of guaranteeing the transmission of the communication between the user and the site on the internet web in the strict measure of providing the service offered by us in a thorough way and in the best possible quality conditions. Data related to cookies are managed only inside the site itself and are not given to thirds.
The site uses the service Google Analytics, with cookies to consent anonymous statistical analysis in a joint way on the use of the visited site. It is possible to consult the terms of service of google Analytics “Termini di servizio di Google Analytics”which recall also the privacy information sheet of the company Google Inc., independent title owner of data concerning Google analytics service. You can block the use of your data by google analytics by installing the following plugin for the browser: Componente aggiuntivo del browser per la disattivazione di Google Analytics.
It is possible to visit the site also without cookies, even if in this case it may not be possible to fully use all the functionalities and the offered services. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can avoid automatic registration of cookies by selecting the option “don’t accept cookies” from the one proposed.
To have further information on how to do this you can refer back to the instruction of your own browser. The user can obtain specific instructions at the following links:
To have information on the cookies filed on your device and singularly disable them, we advise you to visit the following page: www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte
It is always possible to delete potential cookies already filed on the hard disk.