What is a cookie and what is its purpose?A cookie is a small file that is sent to the browser and saved on your device when you visit a website. Cookies allow efficient operation of the site and improve its performance, also provide information to the site owner for statistical or advertising purposes, mainly to customize your browsing experience by remembering your preferences (for example remember the language and currency you have set to recognize you on your next visit, etc.). By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
- of "session" that are stored on the user's computer for mere technical-functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are deleted at the end of the "session" (hence the name) with the closing of the browser. This type of cookie avoids the use of other technologies that could compromise the privacy of users' browsing;
- "persistent" that remain stored on your computer's hard drive until they expire or delete by users / visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies satisfy many functions in the interest of surfers (such as the use of the navigation language or the registration of the shopping cart in online purchases.) However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or even For purposes of dubious lawfulness Visitors may set their computer's browser in such a way that it accepts / refuses all cookies or displays a warning every time a cookie is proposed, in order to evaluate whether or not to accept it. user is enabled, however, to change the default configuration (default) and disable cookies (ie block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
These two types of cookies (session and persistent) can in turn be:
- of "first part" when they are managed directly by the owner and / or manager of the website;
- "third party" when cookies are set up and managed by managers unrelated to the website visited by the user.
How can I disable cookies and manage my preferences?Most browsers are configured to accept, control or possibly disable cookies through settings. Below is the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
Chrome: https:// support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&hlrm=fr&hlrm=en
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, it is necessary to refer to the user manual of the device.
For more information on cookies and to manage your preferences on third-party profiling cookies, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com .
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing, you can download the Browser Add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .