What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small strings of text downloaded to your device when you visit a website. At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another website that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user device. They have different purposes such as, for example, allowing you to efficiently navigate between pages, remembering your favorite sites and, in general, improving the browsing experience. They also help ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and his interests. Depending on the function and use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies, analysis and profiling cookies and third-party cookies.
Also the performance cookies belong to this category and are often called analytics cookies. These are cookies that collect information about the use of a website’s user experience and improve its operation. For example the performance cookies show the most visited pages, allow you to check which are the recurring patterns of use of a website, help to understand all the difficulties encountered in using the website and to show the effectiveness of the advertising that is published on the website.
Technical cookies are essential and cannot be deactivated using the functions of this website. In general, cookies can be completely disabled in your browser at any time.
Advertisers can use the information to measure the effectiveness of their advertising.
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) are active only until the browser is closed or if there is a logout command. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available for subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Which cookies we use
To ensure a more efficient operation of our platform we could use: i) technical and analytical first-party cookies and ii) third-party analytical cookies.
How to disable cookies from your browser
You can manage cookies through your browser settings or follow the links below to disable cookies:
- Google: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647;
- Hubspot: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy;
- Hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy
- Addthis: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html#section8;
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy;
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.
The procedures for managing cookies are different and depend on the browser: the “Help” section of the toolbar in most browsers illustrates how to avoid receiving cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies, how to get notification from the browser or how to disable them completely.
Keep in mind that changing settings will only impact that particular browser and PC. The operation is repeated on each browser and device on which you want to change the settings.
Please also note that, by disabling cookies, some websites will not be able to provide profiled services.
Milan. 10 October 2018