Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send and record on his computer or mobile device, to be then retransmitted to the same sites on the next visit.
Thanks to cookies, a site remembers user actions and preferences (such as, for example, login data, chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be indicated again when the user user go back to visit this site or browse from one page to another of it.
Cookies, therefore, are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of information regarding the activities of users who access a site and may also contain a unique identification code that allows you to keep track of the user's navigation within the site for statistical or advertising purposes.
During navigation on a site, the user can also receive cookies from sites or web servers other than the one he is visiting on his computer or mobile device (so-called "third-party" cookies).
There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and these can remain on the user's computer or mobile device for different periods of time: cd session cookie, which is automatically deleted when the browser is closed; CD. persistent cookies, which remain on the user's equipment until a set deadline.
- i "analytics cookies" when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site;
- navigation or session cookies (to authenticate);
- functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user .
For "profiling cookies", on the other hand, ie those aimed at creating user profiles and used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net, it is required a prior consent of the user.
First-party cookies, are the cookies generated and used by the manager of the site on which the user is browsing. These technical and performance cookies are limited: in the first case to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) which allow safe and efficient navigation of the website; in the second case used for statistical purposes for the detection of unique users, content viewed or downloaded, etc., Google Analytics is an example. The data are stored anonymously and are used in an aggregate way. In particular, to disable Google Analytics cookies, it is possible to use a special add-on made available by Google. To install it click here.
Third-party cookies (such as the one set by the "Mi" button) like "of Facebook, are cookies generated and used by subjects other than the operator of the site on which the user is browsing, on the basis of contracts between the owner of the website and the related third party. Some advertisers use these cookies to track user visits to the sites where they offer their services.
You can change your browser to disable cookies through a very simple procedure. Warning: by deactivating cookies, both username and password will no longer be stored on the site's login box
• Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows- internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
• Firefox: https: //support.mozilla. org / en / kb / Activate% 2520e% 2520deactivate% 2520i% 2520c
• Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it& topic = 14666 & amp; ctx = topic
• Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&fac=all&q=cookies%2520safari < / a>
Please refer to the rigu ardo that Google ( https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 ) provides visitors, who do not want the information relating to their navigation to be sent to Google Analytics, the possibility of installing an "opt-out browser add-on" available for the most modern browsers (see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). ).