What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the site to the user’s terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the site at the next visit by the same user. A cookie can not retrieve any other data from the user’s hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Some of the functions of cookies can be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term ‘cookie’ refers to both cookies, properly so-called, and to all similar technologies.Type of cookies
Cookies can be first or third party, where “first part” means cookies that report the site as domain, while “third party” means cookies that are related to external domains.
Third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external party, always defined as “third party”, not managed by the site. These subjects may also install first-party cookies, saving their cookies on the site’s domain.
Another type of cookies are the so-called “Flash Cookies” (Local Shared Objects), used within Adobe Flash Player to deliver some content, such as video clips or animations, in order to remember the settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on the device, but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by the browser used.
Nature of cookies
With regard to the nature of cookies, there are several types:
- Technical cookies Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into:
• navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the site;
• analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve site performance;
• functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. For the installation of these cookies it is not required the prior consent of users (more information in the paragraph Cookie management below).
- Profiling cookies Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. For the use of profiling cookies is requested the consent of the interested party. According to the provision (more information in the paragraph on cookie management below) the user can authorize or deny consent to the installation of cookies through the options provided in the “Manage cookies” section. In the case of third-party cookies, the site does not have direct control of individual cookies and can not control them (it can neither install them directly nor delete them). You can still manage these cookies through your browser settings. The User is therefore invited to check on the website of the third party.
Duration of cookies
Cookies have a duration dictated by the expiration date (or by a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation.
Cookies can be:
• temporary or session (session cookies): they are used to store temporary information, to link the actions performed during a specific session and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
• permanent (persistent cookies): they are used to store information, such as the login name and password, in order to avoid the user having to type them again each time he visits a specific site. These remain stored on your computer even after you close the browser.
The User has the right at any time to exercise the rights recognized by the art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and European Regulation n. 2016/679 and, in particular, among others, to obtain a copy of the processed data, their updating, their origin, the purpose and the method of treatment, their rectification or integration, their cancellation, the transformation into anonymous form or the block for the processing in violation of the law and to oppose the processing for legitimate reasons.
To exercise these rights, write to Accurate s.r.l. to the attention of the person in charge of data processing, domiciled for the office at the Accurate s.r.l office or contact us at the e-mail address email@example.com.
If you have already consented but you want to change the permissions of cookies, you must delete them through the browser, because otherwise those already installed will not be removed. In particular, please note that it is not possible in any way to control third-party cookies, so if the consent has already been given, it is necessary to delete cookies through the browser (dedicated section) or by asking for the opt-out out directly to third parties.