What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. While surfing the net, the user may receive on his computer also cookies coming from other websites or other Web servers (third parties) containing elements (i.e. images, maps, sounds, specific links to other pages domain) present in the website that he is visiting. Cookies that are usually present on users’ browsers in a great number and sometimes also with persistence in time, they are used for different aims: execution of informatics authentications, sessions monitoring, memorization of information regarding specific configurations about users that access the server and so on. Cookies don’t record neither user’s personal data nor data possibly identifiable.
Visit AboutCookies.org for further information about cookies and the way they influence your Web surfing experience.
What are the main varieties of cookies?
In connection, and according to the purposes of the present provision, it’s possible to identify different varieties of cookies:
- Necessary cookies – These cookies are essential for letting the user navigate the whole website and fully exploit its characteristics. Using this website, the user accepts that these cookies are installed on his/her device.
- Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how users utilize a Website, for example, which are the most visited Web pages and if error messages are received from Web pages. These cookies don’t track information that may identify a visitor. All information recorded by cookies are aggregate and thus anonymous. They are just used to improve the functioning of a Web site. Using this website, the user accepts that these cookies are installed on his/her device.
- Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the Website to track the choices done by the user (like the name, or the home town) and procure advanced customized functionalities. These cookies can be used even to memorize the modifications applied to text dimension, font, and other user-adjustable parts of Web pages. They may even be used to give services required by the user like watching videos or comments typed in a blog. Information collected by these kinds of cookies may be anonymized and made not able to monitor user’s Web surfing activity on other Websites. Using this website, the user accepts that these cookies are installed on his/her device.
How to manage with cookies on your PC
You can eliminate all installed cookies in the cookies folder of your browser. Every browser presents different procedures for managing settings. Click on one of the following links to obtain specific instructions:
If you don’t use any of the aforementioned browsers, please visit the page how to delete cookies on AboutCookies.org and select the relative section of the guide to discover how to delete cookies on your browser.