What are cookies?
Cookies are information sent to your browser from a web server and are then stored on your computer hard disk when a user visits a website or uses a social network with PC, Smartphone or Tablet. The cookie is then re-read and recognized by the website that sent it whenever you make a connection later. Cookies allow you to create anonymous statistics on the website areas visited by users. The collected data are then read aggregately to understand website efficiency and the level of navigation experience. Cookies therefore do not contain any personal information about users. Cookies can be permanently stored on your computer and have a variable duration (c.d. persistent cookies), but may also disappear with the browser closing or have a limited duration (session cookies c.d.). Cookies can be installed from the website you are visiting (so called first-party cookies) or can be installed from other websites (so called third-party cookies). Cookies are used in some cases to perform computer authentication, session tracking, and information storage for users accessing a web page.
What are cookies for?
These cookies often make web browsing faster and faster as they facilitate some procedures especially during online purchases.
These cookies are used to monitor and profiling users while browsing, studying their web browsing habits / movements. They are also used for targeted advertising purposes (c.d. Behavioral Advertising).
Third Party Cookies
In some cases, a web page contains cookies from other sites and contained in various items hosted on the same page (banners, images, videos, etc.). Third-party cookies many times are used for profiling purposes. Cookies downloaded to PCs, smartphones and tablets can be read by other people, other than those who manage web pages.
Social Network Cookies
In some pages of the website there are sharing buttons on the major Social Network: in this case, the generated cookies belong to the selected Social Network time by time. For more information, please visit the following pages:
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please read the instructions in your browser by clicking on the “Help” or “Options-Privacy-Clear Recent History” menu item or similar.