Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are stored on the computer or mobile device of the user who visits a website. At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies), or to another website (third-party cookies) and recognized by it. They improve the browsing experience because they allow websites to store browsing information and offer personalized services to the user. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard drive, or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. The user can deactivate cookies at any time by changing the settings of his or her browser. It should be noted that changing the settings of cookies may prevent the correct use of some functions of the site itself. The instructions for managing cookies for the most popular browsers can be found on the following web pages:
Types of cookies
Depending on the source of origin, cookies can be
- owners, they are created by the site visited and displayed in the address bar; or
- of Third Parties, or cookies created by other sites. These sites own some of the content, such as ads or images, that are displayed on the web page you visit.
Examples of Cookies:
Session Cookies: Session cookies are essential for a correct browsing of the site and to be able to distinguish between the connected users, and are therefore useful to avoid that a requested functionality can be provided to the wrong user, as well as for security purposes to prevent cyber attacks on the site. They do not provide or permit the acquisition of personal identification data of the user. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain operational until they are specifically deleted or until the expiry date defined by the site itself. They are used, for example, to keep registered users in their account on websites in order to avoid entering credentials to access the site at each visit.
Analytics cookies: They are used in order to collect information, in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site, without the possibility of tracing back to the identification of the individual user.
Profiling Cookies: These cookies are intended to provide advertising space, can be installed by the site owner or by third parties. They allow us to collect data relating to the experience of the site’s contents, in order to outline profiles of consumer habits and send commercial communications, as well as to personalize the navigation pages in line with the profiles and the interests of different users. Consent’s users are required to use this type of cookies.
Cookies used on the site
In fact, the user will always have the possibility to accept all cookies, to be informed about their use or to deactivate them by independently modifying the settings of the navigation program used (also called “browser”) as indicated in the introductory section.
Further information on cookies can be found on Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites. The user can selectively disable the collection of data by Google Analytics by installing the appropriate component provided by Google on its browser: Opt Out.
The site may contain links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these third-party sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy and cookie information; therefore, we do not assume responsibility for such information. Please review these notices before sending personal data to these third-party websites.
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