What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device as you browse the internet and perform various functions such as remembering login information, gathering statistics of visited pages, they identify the browser and device used, target select content and communications to suit your preferences, and more. There are various kinds of cookies, according to the type of data memorized and the length of time they are stored on the user’s device.
Session/temporary cookies are those which expire or get erased when the browser is closed, while persistent cookies last much longer (from minutes to months) according to the functions they carry out. It is these functions which separate cookies into two categories: technical and non-technical.
Technical cookies manage data necessary for the provision of web pages and easy navigation, for example, not having to re-enter your username and password to access certain websites, remembering the last page you visited or until which point you watched a video, to recognize the device being used and to adapt the dimensions of images accordingly. Technical cookies also enable engineers to perform aggregated statistics analysis of the most visited websites and on the preferences of users, but only anonymously, and they are not used to analyze the behaviour or preference of individual users.
Profiling cookies however, are used to analyze the interests and browsing habits of individual users in order to personalize their browsing and display, for example, contents, even advertisements, targeting particular interests.
Cookies can be supplied directly from the operator of the website which you are browsing (publisher) o, in the case of websites which use the support of outreach services for certain functions, from third parties (third party).
The website www.giovaninelmondo.org, utilizes technical, third party cookies with the purpose of enhancing your browsing experiencing by adapting to your browser and device.
It is possible to disable cookie functions directly from the browser you are using, according to the instructions provided by the creator, or using specific programs; however, please note that the restriction of the ability of websites to send cookies can worsen the overall browsing experience of the user.
The consent to receive cookies may also be expressed through specific browser configurations. Most browsers allow you to set rules to manage cookies, sent by some or all of the sites, an option that gives users finer control of privacy and to deny the possibility of receiving cookies, or at least change choices previously made.
The following links explain how to manage or disable cookies for the most popular internet browsers:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-IT/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19255
Third party cookies
During navigation on the websites www.giovaninelmondo.org, for purposes of statistics or social media, cookies may be installed managed exclusively by third parties.
Below are the third parties involved, the links to their sites, and the links to their cookie management policy, specifying the relevant purposes.
Google Analytics – Link policy
The website www.giovaninelmondo.org also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a traffic analyzing service proviced by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Even in this case, third party cookies are gathered and managed anonymously to monitor and enhance the performance of the host site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics utilizes “cookies” in order to gather and analyze aggregated and anonymous information on the behaviour of use of the website www.giovaninelmondo.org (including the IP address of the user). This information is gathered by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draft reports for the operators of the site www.giovaninelmondo.org regarding the activity on the website itself. This site does not use (and does not consent third parties to use) Google’s analysis tool to monitor or gather personal, identifiable information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google, nor does it seek to link an IP address with a user’s identity. Google can also communicate this information to third parties when required to by law or where such third parties process information on Google’s behalf.
“Sharing” cookies (social network cookies)
These are necessary in order to allow the user to interact with websites through their social media account and they’re used, for example, to share sites, images, links via social media.
Facebook – Link policy
Twitter – Link policy
Linkedin – Link policy
Youtube Widget – Link pryvacy
Youtube is a video content viewing service run by Google Inc. that allows this application to integrate videos contained within its pages.
Managing Targeting and Third Party Advertising cookies
For more information and/or to disable Targeting and Advertising cookies, we encourage the user to visit the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com
Notwithstanding the above, it should be noted that, while most of the site will still be usable after having disabled cookies, some services may not be.