1. Information on cookies
A cookie is a small file – usually consisting of letters and numbers – that is downloaded to a device when the user accesses certain web sites. Cookies enable a web site to recognize the user’s device, keep track of the different pages navigated, and identify the users who return to a site. Cookies do not contain information that personally identifies the user; however, we may link personal user details that we store to information retained in and obtained by the cookies.
For further information, please consult: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
1.a) Session and Persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (period from when a user opens a browser window to when it is closed) or be retained for a longer period of time.
- Session cookies – enable web sites to link the actions of a user during a browsing session. Session cookies expire when the browser session is closed and therefore are not retained for long. This is why session cookies can be considered less invasive in terms of privacy as opposed to persistent cookies.
- Persistent cookies – are retained on the user’s device between browser sessions and make it possible to store the user preferences or actions with respect to a site (or, in some cases, various web sites).
1.b) First-party and third-party cookies
A cookie is either “first party” or “third party” depending on the web site or domain it comes from.
- First-party cookies are, essentially, cookies set by a web site visited by the user, i.e. by a web site displayed in the URL window.
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that being visited by the user. If a user visits a web site and another entity sets a cookie through that web site, this would be a third-party cookie.
On this web site we use:
1) Session cookies:
||Account number hash (e.g. 53891381)
2) Persistent cookies:
||This cookie keeps track of the following information: account data numeric hash, time of access, specific access information, number of occurrences, key words, origin and country. They are valid 6 months.
||This cookie keeps track of the following information: account data numeric hash, time of access, some information regarding access. They are valid 30 minutes.
||This cookie keeps track of the following information: account data numeric hash, random number, time of access, number of occurrences. They are valid 2 years.
We may use the information retrieved as a result of the user’s use of our cookies for the following purposes:
(1) to recognize the user’s PC when he/she visits our web site;
(2) to improve usability of the web site;
(3) to analyze the use of our web site;
(4) to manage this web site;
(5) to avoid fraud and improve the security of the site;
(6) to personalize the site based on user needs.
We also use Google Analytics to analyze use of this web site. To know more about individual analytic cookies, please see Google’s privacy requirements at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
3. Blocking/Managing cookies
A browser can be configured to accept all cookies, refuse all of them or receive notice when a cookie is set. Each browser works differently. It is therefore advisable to consult the browser guide for details on how to change cookie preferences.
(1) with Internet Explorer it is possible to block all cookies by selecting Tools, Internet Options, Privacy and moving the slider to the top to Block All Cookies;
(2) with Firefox it is possible to block all cookies by selecting Tools, Options and unselecting Accept cookies from sites under the Privacy tab.
However, blocking all cookies will negatively affect the usability of many web sites. If all cookies are blocked, it will not be possible to fully use the functions and applications of this web site.
4. Eliminating cookies
It is also possible to eliminate cookies that are already retained on a PC. See your browser guide for details.
(1) with Internet Explorer, cookie files must be deleted manually (instructions are available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
(2) with Firefox, cookies can be eliminated by selecting Tools, Options, Privacy and then selecting Use custom settings for history under History and finally selecting Remove from the Show Cookies… menu and confirming the operation.
This web site is property of and managed by Eumetra MR SpA.
For any questions regarding cookies or the information herewith contained, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org