What is a cookie
A cookie is a piece of data sent to your device from a website. This means the website can recognise your device if you return to the same website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task, e.g. filling out a web form or a web survey
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing anonymously data to help us understand how people interact with the different aspects of our online services so we can make them better
Types of Cookies
This type of cookie allows the proper operation of certain sections of the site . There are two categories : persistent and session:
- Persistent: once closed the browser are not deleted but remain up to a preset expiration date
- Session: are deleted every time the browser is closed
These cookies, always sent from the domain you are browsing, you need to view the site and in relation to technical services offered, will be increasingly used and then sent, unless the user does not change the settings in your browser (thus affecting the display of web pages).
Cookies in this category are used to collect information about the site . They will use this information about anonymous statistical analysis to improve the use of the Site and to make the content more interesting and relevant to the wishes of users. This type of cookie collects anonymous data on the activity of users and as it came on the Site . The analytical cookies are sent from the same site or from third-party domains.
Cookie analysis of third-party services
These cookies are used to collect information on the use of the Site by users in anonymous form such as page views , time spent , traffic sources of origin , geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purposes of marketing campaigns . These cookies are sent from third-party domains external to the Site .
Cookies to integrate products and functions of third-party software
This type of cookie incorporates features developed by third parties within the pages of the Site as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the site or for the use of services, third-party software ( such as software generate maps and additional software that offer additional services). These cookies are sent from third-party domains and partner sites that offer their functionality in the pages of the Site .
Some of the services listed below collect aggregate statistical and may not require the consent or may be managed directly by the owner – depending on how described – without the help of third parties.
These services allow you to make interactions with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this application.
The interactions and the information gained from this application are in any event subject to User’s privacy settings related to each social network.
If an installed service interaction with social networks, it is possible that, even if the users do not use the service, the same collect traffic data about the pages in which it is installed.
Like button and social widgets for Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)
Click “Like” Facebook and social widgets are services of interaction with the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook, Inc
Personal data collected: Cookie and data usage.
Web sites and third-party services