What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to the device (usually the browser), they are stored in the corresponding folder of the browser while the user is intent to visit a website, to be then retransmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits. They are used in order to improve navigation, (http protocol is stateless and can not “remember” the authenticated user who browses the pages), save user preferences already entered (username, password etc.), track the tastes and user preferences allowing you to manage the presence or not of targeted marketing initiatives or the provision of services related to the activity of the owner such as newsletter, dem etc. If restrictions are placed on their use this will certainly affect the user’s status during the consultation. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache may cause incomplete use of the services offered by the web application.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are limited to “existing” for the duration of the user’s session. When the browser is closed, session cookies expire. These are typically used to identify users when they access a site, to remember the user and his preferences when switching between pages of the site, to provide specific information collected previously. The most common example of this feature is the shopping cart functionality of an e-commerce site. For example, when you visit a page in a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers your selection so that in a virtual shopping cart, items remain selected when you are ready for the checkout operation. Without session cookies, if the user clicked on checkout, the new page could not recognize the activities passed in the previous pages and the cart would always remain empty.
Persistent cookies remain active even after closing the browser and help sites to remember data and user settings for later consultation. This allows faster and more convenient access in terms of time since it is not necessary to log in again. In addition to authentication, other features of the website are made possible and include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, bookmarks or favorites, and many others. During the visit the user selects their preferences and they will be remembered through the use of the Persistent Cookie during the next visit.
There are various types of cookies, some of them are defined by third parties. They are used, for example, by the site that the visitor first chose and which contains ads from another third party server or website. Operationally, the browser collects information fed from different sources so that all the elements are displayed on the same page thus creating a cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All these cookies can be removed directly from the browser settings or you can block their creation In the latter case some services on the site may not work as expected and may not be accessible or even no longer having the associated cookie lose user preferences In this way the information would be displayed in the wrong local form or may not be available.
Web Beacons: also called “tracking pixel”, “gif 1 × 1”, “single-pixel gif”, “pixel tag” or “action tag” are graphic images, which generally do not exceed the size of 1 pixel x 1 pixels that are used for the purpose of collecting anonymous information on how to use a site by users and to offer personalized content. They also allow you to identify the types of browsers, the words entered in search engines by the visitors used to reach the site. The Web Beacons present in the e-mail communications and let you know if a user has received, opened or clicked on the links provided with the e-mail received.
Flash cookies or Local shared objects (LSOs): websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages, to store some information about the device. As for HTTP cookies, local shared objects can be used by websites to collect information on the routes taken by Internet users on the navigation between websites. Online banks, advertisers can use shared local objects for monitoring purposes.
Functionally Cookies are markers that recall the user’s choices and therefore automate some procedures or allow customization of the user experience (ie they allow not to display overlay advertising banners). Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates traffic statistics for a website and traffic sources. It is the most used statistics service. The information can be accessed at: http://www.google.it/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Privacy and security on Cookies
Cookies are not viruses, they are just text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor executed in memory. As a result, they can not duplicate themselves, spread to other networks to be replicated again. Since they can not perform these functions, they do not fall within the standard definition of viruses. Cookies, however, can be used for malicious purposes. Since thanks to them are stored information on preferences, the history of a user’s actions, the specific navigation between multiple sites, Cookies can be used to act as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are well aware of this problem and routinely report cookies as possible threats.
As for Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customize the Flash Player settings related to the management of them.
To access the various settings offered, it is necessary to access any web page
Each browser has different settings for deactivating cookies; below we propose links to the instructions for the most common browsers.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing, you can download the Browser Add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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The categories of cookies used and the type of processing of personal data by these companies are regulated in accordance with the information provided by these companies.
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