The website of the owner, for better functioning and to ensure the provision of the services provided, uses the so-called. cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text, usually consisting of letters and / or numbers, that are sent from the visited website and stored by the internet browsing software (browser) installed on the device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) used by the user for navigation. The cookies are then retransmitted to the website on the next visit by the same user.
The information encoded in the cookies may include personal data, as an IP address, a username or email address, but they can also contain non-personal data, such as language settings or information on the type of device a person is using to navigate the site.
Cookies can therefore perform important and different functions, including session monitoring, the storage of information on specific configurations concerning the users who access the server, facilitating the use of online content, etc.. For example, they can be used to keep track of items in an online shopping cart or information used to fill in a computer form.. While it is through cookies that it is possible to allow, Moreover, to web pages to load faster, as well as routing information over a network - therefore in line with obligations strictly connected to the operation of websites - , always through cookies it is also possible to convey behavioral advertising and then measure the effectiveness of the advertising message, or conform the type and methods of the services rendered to the behavior of the user subject to the previous observation.
How cookies are classified?
Cookies can be classified according to:
- purpose (technical cookies, analytics or profiling):
- origin (first party cookies or third party cookies);
- duration (session cookies or persistent cookies);
According to the purpose, cookies are divided into technical cookies, analytical cookies and profiling cookies.
I technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carry out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service” (cfr. art. 122, comma 1, Privacy Code). Technical cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website which are used to manage various services related to websites (such as a login or access to reserved functions on the sites). The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session or they can use a longer residence time in order to remember the user's choices. Disabling strictly necessary cookies can compromise the experience of using and browsing the website.
I analytical cookies are cookies used to collect information on the use of the website. In particular, they are useful to statistically analyze the accesses or visits to the site itself and to allow its structure to be improved, navigation logics and contents. The information collected is used to perform statistical analysis in order to improve the use of the website and possibly to make the content more interesting and relevant to the user's wishes.
I profiling cookies they are used to track the user's navigation, analyze his behavior and create profiles about his tastes, habits, choices, ecc. In this way, for example, it is possible to transmit targeted advertising messages in relation to the user's interests and in line with the preferences expressed by them in online browsing. Some social media and social network cookies also fall into these cookies.
According to the origin, cookies are divided into cookies of first part and cookies of Part Three. First-party cookies are installed directly from the website that the user is visiting, while third-party cookies are installed by a domain other than the one the user is visiting, for example in the event that the website incorporates elements from other sites, as pictures, social media and social network plugins or advertising. Based on the duration, cookies are divided into session cookies and persistent cookies. Cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (normally when a user closes their browser) they are defined session cookies and are useful, for example, to memorize a user's purchase order, or for security purposes, like when you log into your internet banking or webmail account. The cookies that, instead, they are stored for a longer period of time (between one session and another, even after closing the browser) they are called persistent cookies and are useful, for example, to remember user preferences or to offer targeted advertising.
What are the cookies used by the website of the owner?
The cookies used by the website of the owner are only the technical ones, that are installed with normal navigation on our pages. The prior consent of the user is not required for the installation of these cookies.
The user can still express their preferences on cookies through the settings of the browser used. By default, almost all browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but users can change the default configuration through the settings of the browser used, that allow you to delete / remove all or some cookies or block the sending of cookies or limit it to certain sites. Disabling / blocking cookies or deleting them could compromise the optimal use of some areas of the site or prevent some features. The configuration of the management of cookies depends on the browser used. Below are the instructions and links to the guides for managing the cookies of the main browsers:
Google Chrome: click on the icon with the three dots at the top right and then on "Settings". Select "Advanced" and in the "Privacy and security" section click on "Site Settings". Then adjust the cookie settings by selecting "Cookies and site data". Below is the link to get more information: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it&p=cpn_cookies%20https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it
Mozilla Firefox: click on the icon with the three horizontal bars at the top right and select "Options". In the window select "Privacy and security" to adjust the cookie settings. Below is the link to get more information: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
Microsoft Edge: click on the icon with the three horizontal dots at the top right and select "Settings". In the window select "Privacy and security" to adjust the cookie settings. Below is the link to get more information: https://privacy.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
Microsoft Internet Explorer: click on the gear icon at the top right and select "Internet Options". In the window select "Privacy", "Advanced" and adjust the cookie settings. Below is the link to get more information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Apple Safari: select "Preferences" and then "Privacy" where to adjust the cookie settings. Below is the link to get more information: https://support.apple.com/it-it/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: select the icon with the three horizontal bars at the top right and then on "Advanced". Select “Confidentiality & Security "and then" Site Settings ". From the "Cookies and site data" section, adjust the cookie settings. Below is the link to get more information: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
For browsers other than those listed above, it is necessary to consult the relative guide to identify how to manage cookies.