What are Cookies?
Cookies are made from pieces of code sent from a server to the user’s Internet browser, automatically stored on your computer by that browser and sent automatically to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site.
Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, the life span of the cookie (ie how long will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a unique number randomly generated.
When you return the cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first party cookies) or another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies).
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes as, for example:
- Storing the preferences entered;
- Avoiding re-entering information more than once during the visit, such as username and password;
Analysing the use of the services and content provided to optimise the browsing experience and services offered.
Usually, they also help ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to one user and to his interests.
If you choose to disable cookies, this will affect in logging out on every page refresh/visit.
For more information about what are cookies and how to control them, you can refer to https://cookiesandyou.com/
How they work and how you delete cookies?
The operating modes and options to limit or block cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings on your Internet browser. The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted whenever cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies for this purpose, and it’s necessary to refer to the instruction manual or the help section of your browser to learn how to adjust or change the settings.
For more information how to manage cookies in all the browsers, you can refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html
Whether you use different devices to see and access the Website (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences. To remove cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet you should refer to the user manual of the device.
What types and categories of cookies we use and for what purposes?
- “Session” cookies are stored on the User’s computer for simple technical and functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers needed to allow safe and efficient exploration of the Website;
- they are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) by closing the browser;