(From the text of the Guarantor)
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user to send its terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being transmitted back to the same sites at the next visit to the same user. During the navigation of a site, the user can receive on his terminal even cookies that are sent from different web sites or servers (the "Third Party"), on which they may reside some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) on the same site that are visiting.
Cookies, usually present in browsers of users in very large numbers and sometimes even large temporal persistence characteristics, are used for different purposes: running computer authentication, tracking sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding the users who access server, etc.
In order to achieve proper regulation of these devices, it is necessary to distinguish job you do not have the technical characteristics that differentiate them from each other precisely on the basis of the objectives pursued by those who use them. In this direction has moved, however, the legislature itself, which, in implementation of the provisions of Directive 2009/136 / EC, has brought the obligation to obtain the prior and informed consent of users to install cookies used for purposes other than purely technical (cfr. art. 1, paragraph 5, letter. a) of the d. lgs. May 28, 2012, n. 69, which amended Article. 122 of the Code).
In this regard, and for the purposes of this provision, therefore identify two main categories: "technical" cookie and cookie "profiling".
Types of Cookies
a. Technical cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service "(cfr. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed by the owner or operator of the website. Can be divided into the navigation cookie or session, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to the technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality of cookies, that allow a user browsing the function of a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
For the installation of these cookies you are not required the prior approval of the users, while it remains subject to the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, the operator of the site, if you use only such devices, may provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
b. Profiling Cookies.
The profiling cookies are designed to create profiles on the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same part of surfing the net. Given the considerable invasiveness that such devices may have within the private sphere of the users, the European and Italian legislation requires the user to be properly informed on the use of the same and express their valid consent.
Article refers to them. 122 of the Code when it provides that "the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or a user or access to information already stored, are only allowed on condition that the contractor or the user has given his consent after being It was informed by the simplified procedures provided for in Article 13, paragraph 3 "(art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
The cookies used by this site ending its worth at the end of the session or after a user's idle time set by the server.
The site makes use of the Google Analytics service that instantiates technical cookies analytics type used to collect information, in aggregate form, the number of users and how they visit the site. This information is used for the purpose of continuous improvement of functionality, organization of content, the support of different platforms and browsers.
In general the user can still decide whether to accept cookies using your browser settings. The following are the references to the instructions to disable cookies in popular browsers, made available by the related support services:
The setting can be defined specifically for the different sites and web applications. To only disable the Google Analytics cookie is possible to proceed according to the instructions provided by the Google Support:
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