WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text files memorised by the computer or mobile of the user when visiting websites or apps. They are commonly used to guarantee the right functioning of the website, to improve its functionalities and to gather information on the user’s behaviour on the website and the services that it offers.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Based on their characteristics and use, we can classify cookies in different categories:
“Technical” cookies (performance): These are cookies which are strictly necessary to the correct functioning of the website, used to provide services better, and to improve your experience. They allow, for example, to detect if the same user comes back to the website at different times. Thanks to cookies, the website remembers minimal quantities of information related to your actions and your preferences (such as login, language, and other visual preference), so that they don’t have to be re-entered when you return to the website or you go from one page to the other.
Analysis cookies: these cookis are used to gather and analyse data on website traffic and use, anonymously.
Profiling cookies: these are permanent cookies used to identify user preferences and to deliver advertisements in line with them.
When visiting a website, you can receive cookies either from the visiting website (“proprietary”), or ones that are managed by other organisations (“third-party”). An example can be the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. These are parts of the visited website generated directly from the third-party websites (in this case Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc) and integrated on the website page.
The presence of these plugins implies the transmission of cookies to and from all websites managed by third parties. The management of information gathered by “third parties” is limited by their own policies to refer to.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): logging into your account. Privacy section.
Google+ and Youtube policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ e Youtube (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
This website also includes components from Google Analytics, an internet-traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. Also in this case, it’s third-party cookies gathered and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the website’s performance (performance cookies)
For more information, please refer to the link below:
To deactivate the Google Analytics function, refer to the following link:
DURATION OF COOKIES
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or until the account logs out. Some cookies “survive” the browser’s closure and are also available in the next visits of the user. These cookies are called “persistent cookies” and their length is fixed by the server when they are created. In some cases there is a fixed expiration, sometimes the duration is unlimited.
Visiting this website’s pages, you can interact with other third-party webites that can create or modify permanent cookies and profiling cookies.
LIST OF USED COOKIES
Cookie: Google Analytics
Name: _utma ; _utmb ; _utmc ; _utmz
Type: Persistent third-party
Scopo: These cookies are used to gather information on how the visitors use the website. This information will be used to write reports and help us improve the website. Cookies gather information anonymously, including the number of visitors on the website, from where the visitors come from, and the pages that they viewed.
Facebook: Third-party facebook.com
Twitter: Third-party twitter.com
The user can choose whether to accept cookies or not by using their browser’s settings. The setting can be defined specifically for singular websites or apps. Moreover, the best browsers can allow different settings for “proprietary” and “third-party” cookies. For example on Firefox, going through the menu Tools-Options -Privacy, it’s possible to access a control panel where you can choose whether to accept different types of cookies or not.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Maggiori informazioni sui cookies:
http://www.aboutcookies.org .This website also includes components from Google Analytics, an internet-traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc.