What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed onto your device (whether a computer or mobile device) and automatically stored by the Internet browser on your device. By default most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
Cookies are used to perform digital authentication, monitoring of sessions or even to collect information about you and how you navigate the site.
Cookies can be divided into:
These are stored on your computer for technical and functional requirements, to ensure security and efficiency when data is transmitted, and also to make site navigation faster. Under Article 122 of the Privacy Code and the Authority Provision of 8 May 2014, your consent is not required for us to use these. Usually they are temporary and are deleted automatically after the end of the session;
These cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive until they expire or you manually delete them. They are used to collect information on the number of users and how they visit the site and then develop general statistics about how the site is used and the service it provides;
These are used to track and profile you while browsing, to study your movements and habits of web browsing or consumption (what you buy, what you read, etc.). This information is used in order to send you targeted advertisements (this is what’s called “Behavioural Advertising”).
You can configure the computer’s browser so that it accepts/refuses all cookies. Or, by changing the privacy settings, you can have your browser alert you whenever a cookie is offered. The different types of cookies can in turn be:
First party, when they are managed directly by the owner and/or manager of the website
Third party, when the site uses external applications or services.
How cookies work and how you can control them
If you want to control the way a site’s cookies work or limit or block them you can change the settings on your Internet browser. For information on how to manage/delete cookies based on the type of browser you use you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.cookiepedia.co.uk.
To remove cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, you should refer to the device’s user manual.