What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to the device (usually the browser), they are stored in the corresponding folder of the browser while the user is intent on visiting a website, to then be re-transmitted to them. sites to subsequent visits. They are used for the purpose of improving navigation (the http protocol is stateless and cannot “remember” the authenticated user who browses the pages), saving user preferences already entered (username, password, etc.), tracking tastes and user preferences allowing you to manage the presence or absence of targeted marketing initiatives or the provision of services related to the activity of the owner such as newsletters, dem etc. If restrictions are placed on their use, this will certainly affect the user’s status during the consultation. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could cause incomplete use of the services offered by the web application.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are limited to “existing” for the duration of the user’s session. When the browser is closed, the session cookies expire. These are generally used to identify users when they access a site, to remember the user and his preferences when passing through the pages of the site, to provide specific information previously collected. The most common example of this feature is the shopping cart functionality of an e-commerce site. For example, when you visit a page of a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers the selection so that in a virtual shopping cart, the items remain selected when you are ready for the checkout operation. Without session cookies, if the user clicked on checkout, the new page could not recognize past activities on previous pages and the cart would always remain empty.
I Cookies persistenti rimangono attivi anche dopo la chiusura del browser e aiutano siti a ricordare dati e le impostazioni utente per una successiva consultazione. Questo permette un accesso più veloce e più conveniente in termini di tempo dal momento che, non è necessario effettuare nuovamente l’accesso. Oltre ad autenticazione, altre funzionalità del sito web sono rese possibili e comprendono: la selezione della lingua, la selezione del tema, le preferenze del menu, i segnalibri o preferiti, e molti altri. Durante la visita l’utente seleziona le proprie preferenze ed esse saranno ricordate attraverso l’uso del Cookie persistente durante la visita successiva.
Third party cookies
There are various types of cookies, some of them are defined by third parties. They are used, for example, by the site that the visitor first chose and which contains advertisements from another server or third-party website. Operationally, the browser collects information fed from different sources so that all elements are displayed on the same page thus creating a cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All these Cookies can be removed directly from the browser settings or it is possible to block their creation.In the latter case, some services of the site may not work as expected and it may not be possible to access or even no longer having the associated Cookie lose user preferences , then the information would be displayed in the wrong local form or may not be available.
Web Beacon: also called “tracking pixel”, “gif 1 × 1”, “single pixel gif”, “pixel tag” or “action tag” are graphic images, which generally do not exceed the size of 1 pixel x 1 pixels that are used for the purpose of collecting anonymous information on how a site is used by users and to offer personalized content. They also allow to identify the types of browsers, the words entered in search engines by visitors used to reach the site. The Web Beacons present in the e-mail communications and let you know if a user has received, opened or clicked on the links provided with the e-mail received.
Flash cookies or Local shared objects (LSOs): websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages, to store some information on the device. As with HTTP Cookies, local shared objects can be used by websites to collect information on the paths taken by Internet users regarding navigation between websites. Online banks, advertisers can use local shared objects for tracking purposes.
Functionally Cookies they are markers that remember the user’s choices and therefore automate some procedures or allow the user experience to be customized (eg. they allow you not to display overlay advertising banners). Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates statistics on website traffic and traffic sources. It is the most used statistics service. You can access the information at the address: http://www.google.it/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Privacy and security on cookies
Cookies are not viruses, they are just text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor executed in memory. Consequently, they cannot duplicate themselves, spread to other networks to be replicated again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they are outside the standard definition of a virus. However, cookies can be used for malicious purposes. Since thanks to them information on preferences, the history of a user’s actions, specific navigation between multiple sites are stored, Cookies can be used to act as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are well aware of this problem and routinely report Cookies as possible threats.
Regarding Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customize the Flash Player settings related to their management.
To access the various settings offered, it is instead necessary to access any web page
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