Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to the user’s preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behavior and service usage. In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
: – Cookies analysis and performance: are cookies used to collect and analyse the traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, 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. The deactivation of such cookies
can be performed without any loss of functionality. –
Profiling cookies: these are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) the user’s preferences and improve his browsing experience. – Third-party cookies: by visiting a website you can receive cookies either from the site visited (“owners”), or from sites operated by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of“social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. These are parts of the page visited directly generated by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made.
To ensure greater transparency and convenience, below are the web addresses of the various information and the modalities for the management of cookies.
Facebook informative: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): sign in to your account. Section for privacy.
Google+ informative: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it /intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
The website www.driveritaly.it also includes
certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case, third-party cookies are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymously information on the behaviour of use of this site. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of reporting activities on websites. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google’s analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google or try to connect an IP address with a user’s identity. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process such information on behalf of Google. For more information, see the link below: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/ User
can selectively disable Google Analytics action by installing the opt-in component on their browserout provided by Google. To disable the Google Analytics action, see the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent user visits. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is fixed by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser. For more information on cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can consult the page www.allaboutcookies.org and the page www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices .
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of some features of the website. The delivery of all cookies, both of first and third parties, is deactivated by intervening on the settings of the browser in use; however, it should be noted that this could make the sites unusable if you block the cookies necessary for the delivery of functionality. Each browser has different settings for disabling cookies; below we offer links to the instructions for the most common browsers.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com /it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9