Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences from a single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smart phone).
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 behaviour and use of services.
Later in this document we shall refer to all cookies and similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and are used to manage the login and access to the website’s restricted functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the working session. Their deactivation compromises the use of the services accessible by the login. The publicly accessible sections of the website remain normally usable.
- Analytical and performance cookies. These cookies are used to anonymously collect and analyse site traffic and use of the site. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. These cookies can be disabled without any loss of functionality.
When you visit a website, you may receive cookies either from the website you visit (“owners”) or from websites operated by other organisations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are web page elements generated directly by the websites and integrated into the pages of the host website. The most common use of social plugins is to share content on social networks.
These plugins require cookies to be sent to and from all websites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information which you should refer to. In order to ensure greater transparency and convenience, below is a list of third-party websites with information on their policies for managing cookies.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (settings): access your account. Privacy section.
Instagram policy: https://instagram.com/legal/cookies/
Instagram (settings) https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Twitter policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (settings): https://twitter.com/settings/security
LinkedIn policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
LinkedIn (settings): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (settings): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
The website www.nieddittas.it also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These are also third-party cookies that are anonymously collected and managed to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymously the information on the behaviour of the usage of the website (including your IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes in order to prepare reports about the activities on the websites themselves. This site neither uses nor permits any third parties to use Google Analytics to monitor or collect any personal identification information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or seek to link an IP address to the identity of a user. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or if third parties process the aforementioned information on Google’s behalf.
See the following link for more information:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. See the link below to disable Google Analytics:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or until the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and are also available during future visits.
These cookies are called persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases, this duration is fixed, in others it is unlimited.
www.nieddittas.it does not use persistent cookies.
However, when browsing the pages of the website, you can interact with sites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.
Management of cookies
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. Nonetheless, public contents can still be used when cookies are disabled completely.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not affect the browsing experience in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” cookies and those of “third parties”.
For example, in Firefox, under the Tools -> Options -> Privacy menu you can access a control panel and specify whether you want to accept certain cookies or even remove them.
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies