What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to the device (usually to the browser), they are stored in the corresponding browser folder while the user is intent on visiting a website, to then be re-transmitted to them sites on subsequent visits. They are used for the purpose of improving navigation (the http protocol is stateless and fails to “remember” the authenticated user who browses the pages), save user preferences already entered (username, password, etc. ), track tastes and user preferences allowing the management of the presence or absence of targeted marketing initiatives or the provision of services connected to the activity of the Owner such as newsletters, dems, etc. If limitations are placed on their use this will surely affect the user’s status during the consultation. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could cause an incomplete use of the services offered by the web application.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which simply “exist” for the duration of the user’s session. When the browser is closed, session cookies expire. These are generally used to identify users when they access a site, to remind the user and their preferences when switching between pages of the site, to provide specific information previously collected. The most common example of this feature is the shopping cart functionality of an e-commerce site. For example, when you visit a page in a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers the selection so that in a virtual shopping cart, the items remain selected when you are ready for the checkout operation. Without session cookies, if the user clicked on checkout, the new page could not recognize the activities passed in the previous pages and the cart would always remain empty.
Persistent cookies remain active even after the browser is closed and help sites remember data and user settings for later reference. This allows faster and more convenient access in terms of time since it is not necessary to log in again. In addition to authentication, other features of the website are made possible and include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, bookmarks or favorites, and many others. During the visit the user selects their preferences and they will be remembered through the use of the persistent cookie during the next visit.
There are various types of cookies, some of them are defined by third parties. They are used, for example, by the site that the visitor first chose and which contains ads from another server or third-party website.Operationally the browser collects the information fed by different sources so that all the elements are displayed on the same page thus creating a Cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All these cookies can be removed directly from the browser settings or you can block the creation. In the latter case some site services may not work as expected and it may not be possible to access or even not having the associated cookie loseuser preferences , so the information would be displayed in the wrong local form or may not be available.
Web Beacon: also called ” tracking pixel”, ” gif 1 × 1″, ” single pixel gif “, “pixel tag ” or ” action tags “are graphic images, which generally do not exceed the size of 1 pixel x 1 pixel which are used for the purpose of collecting anonymous information on how a site is used by users and to offer personalized content. They also allow you to identify the types of browsers, the words entered in search engines by visitors used to reach the site. Web Beacons present in e-mail communications and let you know if a user has received, opened or clicked on the links provided with the e-mail received.
Flash or Local shared cookies objects ( LSOs ): websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages, to store some information about the device. As for HTTP Cookies, local shared objects can be used by websites to gather information on the paths taken by Internet users regarding browsing between websites. Online banks, advertisers can use shared local objects for tracking purposes.
Functionally Cookies are markers that remember user choices and therefore automate some procedures or allow customization of the user experience (eg they allow not to display banner ads in overlays ). Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates statistics on a website’s traffic and traffic sources. It is the most widely used statistics service. You can access the information at: http://www.google.it/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Privacy and safety on Cookies
Cookies are not viruses, they are just text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor executed in memory. As a result, they cannot duplicate, spread to other networks to be replicated again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they do not fall within the standard definition of viruses. However, cookies can be used for malicious purposes. Since thanks to them information about preferences is stored, the history of a user’s actions, specific browsing between multiple sites, Cookies can be used to act as a form of spyware . Many anti- spyware products are well aware of this problem and routinely report Cookies as possible threats.
As for Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customize Flash Player settings related to their management.
To access the various adjustments offered it is instead necessary to access any web page
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Twitter : https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Each browser has different settings for disabling cookies; below we propose the links to the instructions for the most common browsers.
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing, you can download the additional component of the browser to deactivate Google Analytics:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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The categories of cookies used and the type of processing of personal data by these companies are regulated in accordance with the information provided by these companies.
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Mar 26, 2019