Cookies are small text files with information that a web page (specifically a web server) stores unilaterally in the browser of a user's computer without any other data exchange. Cookies contain some information, such as the name of a web page and some digits and numbers. Every time a user visits a web site, the latter retrieves that information and offers services related to it. A typical example is the user's preferences on a web page such as language, search, ad,
Http://www.aboutcookies.org/ contains detailed information on how cookies are handled by different browsers and includes details on how to clear cookies from the computer's browser, as well as other general cookie information.
Technical cookies are used to properly operate certain features of the site. They are distinguished in browser cookies and session cookies, which ensure that the Web page is displayed correctly.
In the event that a user opposes to the use of such technical cookies, they will not be able to navigate and see the Website at its best.
In addition to technical cookies, the general rule governing the use of electronic communications networks is that obtaining access to already stored information on terminal subscriber equipment requires the user's prior consent following clear and extensive information. Consent should be given with a positive gesture (opt-in) rather than a negative gesture (opt-out).
Therefore, cookies that are not "technical" cookies and which are more important for the privacy of users, e.g. those used to create a user profile can be installed in the user's computer's browser if the user has been clearly and extensively informed and validly given his / her consent.
"Firstpartycookies" are placed on the site at the time of the visit. Only this site can read them.
Thirdpartycookies are created and used by a publisher other than the website owner. For example, a website may use third-party services to analyze its audience. This company then defines its own cookie to make the analysis. The site may also include content embedded elsewhere, for example video from YouTube. These websites can also install their own cookies.
Facebook, Twitter and Youtube sites can place cookies useful for sharing content through social networking sites, or for collecting statistics on visits. The presence, number and status of cookies depend on how these social networking platforms are used before, during, or after the visit to the online store.
It is recommended that the Social Networks Cookies Policies are read themselves.
Session cookies are temporarily stored for a navigation session and erased from the computer when the browser is closed.
Permanent cookies are installed in the computer's browser for a limited amount of time, and are not removed when the browser closes. Permanent cookies are used to optimize the navigation of the individual user when he/she visits the page repeatedly.
If someone does not wish to receive cookies, they can modify their browser settings so that:
they are warned when cookies are sent,
to disable all or some of the cookies that the web site uses or
to delete cookies already installed on his/her computer
Here are references to the most basic web browsers for specific versions.
It is advisable to refer to the official bibliography of manufacturing companies for the most up-to-date information.