Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow a web server to store information on the client (the browser) in order to be re-used in the course of the same visit to the site (session cookies) or thereafter, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, on the basis of the user’s preferences, by the browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, are used to collect information on the user’s behavior and on the use of the services.
Below, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookie
Cookies which are strictly necessary. These cookies are essential to the site’s proper functioning and are used to manage login and access to the site’s reserved functions (if present). The cookie’s duration is strictly limited to the work session (when the browser is closed, cookies are deleted),
Cookies for analysis and performance. These cookies are used to collect and analyse - in an anonymous way - traffic to the site and how the site is used.
These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, the same user to be detected when he/she returns to the site at different times. They also allow the system to be monitored and to improve its performance and usability. Disabling these cookies may be done without any loss in functionality.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (in both anonymous and non-anonymous ways) the user’s preferences and to improve his/her browsing experience. This site does not use this type of cookie.
When visiting a website, you may receive cookies from the site being visited (“owner”) as well as from sites managed by other organisations (“third-party”). One notable example is seen in “social media plug-ins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. This involves parts of the page visited being generated by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social media plug-ins is aimed at sharing content on social media networks.
The presence of these plug-ins involves cookies being sent from and to all the sites managed by these third parties. How information collected by these third parties is managed is governed by the relative policies to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, some addresses of the various policies and ways in which cookies are managed are provided below.
Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): access your own account. Privacy section. Twitter information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Google+ information: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/ Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
This site also includes certain elements sent by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). In this case, too, these are third-party cookies collected and managed in an anonymous way to monitor and improve the host site’s performance (performance cookies).
For more information, refer to the link: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user may selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component, supplied by Google, on his/her browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, refer to the link:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active until the browser is closed or until the user performs a logout. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are available for subsequent visits made by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time they are set. In some cases, the duration is set for a fixed time, or until a certain date, in other cases, the duration is unlimited.
This site does not make use of persistent cookies.
However, by browsing the site’s pages, a user may interact with sites managed by third parties which may create or modify permanent cookies and profiling cookies.
The user may decide whether to accept cookies or not by using the setting in his/her browser.
Important: totally or partially disabling cookies may compromise use of the site’s functionality reserved for registered users. On the other hand, the use of public content is possible even if cookies have been completely disabled.
Disabling third-party cookies does not affect browsing in any way whatsoever.
Settings can be defined in a specific way for different sites and web applications. In addition, the better browsers let users define different settings for “owner” cookies and “third party” ones.
By way of example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools->Options->Privacy, you can access the control panel where you can define whether to accept or not the various types of cookies and even delete them.
Updating the advisory note
The company, “La carta di Arielle Bénozio”, will keep this advisory note updated. The section “LAST UPDATE" in the footer shows the date on which this advisory note was last updated.
This document was prepared on 24 April 2019