Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser ) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after many days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, the individual browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of storage Local introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services. Later in this document will refer to cookies and similar technologies all by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of cookies
- Cookies strictly necessary . These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site and are used to manage the login and access to reserved functions of the site. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the working session (closed on browser are erased). Their deactivation compromise the use of services accessible from login. The public part of the site remains normally used.
- Cookies analysis and performance. Cookies are used to collect and analyze traffic and use the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be executed without any loss of functionality.
- Cookies profiling. These are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve its browsing experience.
Third Party Cookies
Visiting a website you may receive cookies from the site is visited (“owners”), both from websites maintained by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugin” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. It is part of the page visited directly generated by these sites and integrated into site page host. The most common use of the social plugin is aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugin involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” shall be governed by the relevant information which please refer. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, are shown below the web addresses of different information and ways to manage cookies.
Facebook (configuration): access your account. Section privacy.
The website also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Again it comes to third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and anonymously analyze information on the use of the site (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of preparing reports on the activities on the websites themselves. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
For more information, please refer to the link below:
You can selectively disable the action of installing Google Analytics on your browser the component opt-out provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings in your browser .
Warning : the total or partial disabling cookies may impair the use of the technical capabilities of the site reserved for registered users.
On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible to completely disabling cookies. Disabling cookies “third party” does not prejudge in any way the navigability. The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Also the best browser allow you to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “third parties”. For example, in Firefox through the Tools- & gt; Options – & gt; Privacy , you can access a control panel where you can specify whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.