Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (browser) information to be reused during the same visit of the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to the user’s preferences from a single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on the user’s behavior and use of services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookie for analysis and performance. Cookies are used to collect and analyze traffic and to use the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to the website other times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be executed without any loss of functionality.
Cookie for profiling. These are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) the user’s preferences and to improve your browsing experience.
COOKIE OF THIRD PARTIES
Visiting a website you may receive cookies both from the visited site (“from owners”) and or from websites held by other organizations (“from third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins”, as Facebook and Twitter. It’s part of the visited page, but directly generated by these third part sites and integrated into the viewed site page. The most common use of social plugin has the aim of sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” shall be governed by related third parties. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, below you can find some websites that will direct you to gather information in how to manage these cookies.
Facebook information: facebook.com/help/cookies
Facebook (configuration): log into your account, browse your account settings under privacy section.
The Codemotion sites also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). It refers again to third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on how the site is used. This information is collected by Google Analytics. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the analysis tool of Google to track or collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or will not seek to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google cannot also communicate this information to third parties unless required by law or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
For more information, please refer to the link below: google.com/policies/privacy/partners
You can selectively disable the Google Analytics’ installation on your browser, with the opt-out option provided by Google. To disable the installation of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close the browser. Other cookies “survive” the closure of your browser and are also available in future visits.
These cookies are known as persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases there is a fixed deadline, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies or not, using the settings on her/his browser.
Warning: Disabling all or part of the technical cookies can compromise the use of some of the website’s features.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not compromise in any way the navigability.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “owners” cookies and those of “third parties”.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9