What are Cookies?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, browser cookie, connection testimonial, or simply testimonial, is a small piece of data sent from a web- site and stored in a text file created on the visitor's computer while it is browsing.
What are Cookies for?
Each time the visitor loads the web-site, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the web-site of the visitor's previous activity. Cookies are designed to be a trusted mechanism for web sites to recall status information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the visitor's browsing activity (including clicks on certain buttons, login or registration of the pages they have visited) .
What kind of cookies do we use?
There are two groups of cookies that can be used:
Permanent cookies are cookies that are stored at the browser level in your access equipment (pc, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever the visitor makes a new visit to one of our web-sites. They are generally used to direct navigation to the user's interests, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.
Session Cookies - These are temporary cookies that remain in the visitor's browser until they leave the web site. The information obtained by these cookies serves to analyze traffic patterns on the web, allowing you to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
Type of cookies:
Strictly needed cookies - Allow navigation on the web-site and use its features as well as access to secure areas of the web-site. Without these cookies, services like login can not be provided.
Analytical Cookies - They are used anonymously for the purpose of creating and analyzing statistics, in order to improve the functioning of the web-site.
Functional Cookies - Saves user preferences regarding site usage, so you do not need to reconfigure your site each time you visit.
Third-party cookies - It has several functionalities generally associated with services provided by analysis tools (Google Analytics) or social interaction (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, among others).
How can you manage Cookies?
All browsers allow the user to accept, decline or delete cookies, in particular by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser. You can set cookies in your browser's "options" or "preferences" menu. Please note, however, that by disabling cookies, you can prevent certain services on the web site from working properly, affecting, in whole or in part, your browsing.
How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 9
How to manage cookies in Mozilla Firefox
Managing cookies in Google Chrome
How to manage cookies in Safari
How to manage cookies in Opera
To know more
For more information about cookies, their objectives, functionality and security associated with them, we recommend reading the following pages:
Wikipedia - Cookie HTTP
All About Cookies.org (English)
Last updated on: 23/05/2019