What are cookies
Technically they are packets of information sent by a web server to the visitor's / user's Internet browser and automatically stored by the latter on the device (personal computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.) and automatically sent back to the server at each subsequent access to the site. The cookie can only be used by the web server that issued it (or by any third parties with whom it was originally shared); this means, for example, that the cookies generated by Italiaonline cannot be read by the servers managed by third parties.
Some cookies are necessary for the correct delivery of the site or useful for its personalized use; in this case, their inhibition could compromise some functions of the site.
By default almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Visitors / users can still modify the default configuration, as better illustrated in this same Policy.
Types of Cookies
Persistent cookies : these cookies remain stored, until they expire, on the user's / visitor's device. They are used in order to facilitate navigation within the site and its correct use, to facilitate access to services that require authentication (avoiding users having to re-enter the authentication credentials each time they access the services), to statistical purposes, to know which areas of the site have been visited, as well as, in some cases, for optimal management of the pages and advertising spaces or to deliver content and advertising in line with the choices made by surfers.
Session cookies : these cookies are not stored permanently on the user / visitor device and disappear when the browser is closed. They are used in order to transmit the session identifiers necessary to allow safe and efficient exploration of the site. The session cookies used on Italiaonline sites avoid the use of other IT techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of user / visitor navigation and are also used to improve the provision of services.
First party cookies : they can be both persistent and session; are managed directly by the owner and / or manager of the site and are used, for example, to guarantee its technical functioning (the so-called "technical cookies") or to keep track of preferences expressed regarding the use of the site itself (for example to view the weather forecast for your city).
Third party cookies : they too can be both persistent and session; are generated and managed by managers unrelated to the site visited by the user and are used, for example, to know the number of pages visited within the site itself (the so-called "statistical cookies" or "analytics cookies") or to publish content or advertising on the site you are visiting.
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Technical cookies : cookies necessary to allow navigation of the site and the use of some products and services. They are used, for example, to recognize the user who has authenticated himself to his e-mail box and keep the session open even when he visits other pages of the site, or to guarantee some security measures of the site and monitor its correct functioning. / div>
Statistical or" analytics "cookies : these cookies are used to monitor the performance of the site, for example to find out the number of pages visited or the number of users who have viewed a certain section . In general, the analysis of these cookies generates anonymous and aggregated statistical data without any reference to the identity of the site surfers. They are also useful for evaluating any changes and improvements to be made to the site itself.
Cookies for storing preferences : these cookies are useful for promoting the correct use of the site by the user and for creating a browsing experience that complies with the expressed expectations. They are used, for example, to keep track of the chosen language.
Cookie management via browser
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You can remove existing cookies and block the installation of new cookies also through the browser settings.
If users / visitors want to decide to from time to time whether or not to accept cookies, they can also configure their browser to generate a warning every time a cookie is saved.
The most popular browsers provide the possibility of block only third-party cookies, accepting only those of the site.
The procedure for managing cookies is different for each browser. Below are the instructions for the most popular browsers.
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