Information on Cookies
The Privacy and the European Union, given the particular invasiveness that profiling cookie can have within the private sphere of the users, have predicted that the user should be adequately informed on the use of the same and to express their valid consent to the insertion of cookies on his terminal.
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 at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences from a single browser on the specific device used (PC, tablet, smartphone).
similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and similar technologies all by simply using the word “cookie”.
Cookies and their functionality
Depending on the individual objectives, they use different cookie.
The following is a list of the most popular types of cookies and the purposes for which they are used.
Session cookies are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory while exploring a site, for example, to keep track of the selected language. The session cookies remain stored in the computer for a short period of time. They are in fact deleted when the user closes the Web browser.
Persistent cookies or tracers
Persistent cookies save a file on your computer for a long period of time. This type of cookie has an expiration date. Persistent cookies enable websites to remember information and settings to the subsequent user visits, thus making the most practical exploration and rapid, since, for example, is no longer necessary to log on.
On the expiration date, the cookie is automatically deleted when you first log on to the Web site that created it.
of first-party cookies
These cookies are set by the same Web sites (with domain same as the following into your browser’s address bar) and can only be read by those sites. They are commonly used to store information such as preferences, to be used to return to the site.
Third Party Cookies
These cookies are set from domains other than that specified in the browser’s address bar, or by organizations that do not correspond to the owners of Web sites.
The cookies used, for example, to collect information for advertising purposes and content customization, as well as to process web statistics, may be “third-party cookies.”
The third-party cookies allow for more comprehensive surveys of users’ browsing habits, and are believed to be more sensitive to the integrity point of view. For this reason, most Web browsers allow you to change the settings so that the cookies are not accepted.
For more information read: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/
The user can decide whether to accept cookies also by using your browser settings.
Disabling the “third party” cookies affect the navigability of the site as, for example, prevents the display of maps of google and youtube videos.
The setting can be defined specifically for the different sites and web applications. Also the best browsers allow you to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “third parties.”
For example, in Firefox, through the Tools> Options> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9