Cookies are made up of code portions (computer files or partial data) sent by a server to the user’s internet browser, from that browser stored automatically to the user’s computer and automatically returned to the server at any occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the web site from which the cookie itself comes, the lifetime of the cookie itself comes, the lifetime of the cookie (that is how long it will remain on the users’s device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. At each subsequent visit, cookies are returned to the website that originated them (first party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes, such as allowing you to navigate efficiently between pages, remember favorite sites, and generally improve your navigations experience. They also help ensure that online display content is more targeted to a user and his interests.
If you decide to disable cookies, this may affect and/or limit your browsing experience, you may not be able to visit certain sectors.
The mode of operation, as well as options for limiting or blocking cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change these settings to block cookies or the alerted whenever cookie are sent to your device. There are several ways to handle cookies, so please refer to your browsier’s browser screen to see how to adjust or change its settings. In fact, the user is enabled to change the default configuration and disable cookies (ie lock them permanently) by setting the highest protection level.
Below is an explanatory list.
Technical cookies are essential for proper site operation and allow users to browse the site and exploit its features (for example, allow you to store previous actions or save your users session and/or perform other activities closely necessary for site operation).
This category also includes analytics cookies that help you understand how users interact with the site by providing information about the last visited page, the number of sections and pages visited, the time elapsed on the site and each issue emerged during the navigation, such as an error message, and help you understand every difficulty that you may meet in your use of the site. This information may be associated with user details such as IP address, domain, or browser; however , they are analyzed together with other users’ information so they do no identify a particular user over the other. These cookies are collected and aggregated in anonymous form and allow the site manager to improve.
Finally, feature cookies allow the site to remember the user’s choices (for example, the user name) to provide the user with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the Sites, but they improve the quality and the navigation experience. If you do not accept these cookies, your site’s yield and functionality may be lower and access to site-content may be limited.
Sharing (or social networking ) cookies are needed to allow the user to interact with the sites through their social account and serve, for example, to express their appreciation and share it with their social contacts.
The site uses or can use, even in combination, session cookies that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers needed to allow site safe and efficient browsing ; they are deleted at the end of the session (hence the name) with the browser closing; persistent cookies that remain stored on your computer hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users. Through persistent cookies, users who access sites (or other users who use the same computer) will automatically be recognized at each visit.
Analysts: sThese are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information about accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials for access to restricted areas (your email address and password) can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions, etc.).
Widgets: This category includes all those graphical components of a program’s user interface, which is intended to facilitate the user’s interaction with the program itself (for example, Facebook, Google+, Twitter cookies are widgets).
Cookies are small items that are stored inside your computer when visiting a website. These are used to customize users’ browsing and gather automatic site access and usage information. When the website is trusted, as with our portal, cookies help improve and speed up your navigation, as well as facilitate your next visit by making the site more useful for your needs. This is the setup (or creation) sequence of a cookie:
Yes, you can block or allow cookies on any Web site or choose the sites for which you are allowed.
Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can actually help protect your privacy, but limit the functionality available on some websites. Therefore, you should choose which websites to allow cookies. You can then initially block all cookies and then allow those that are required for trusted sites.
Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from the computer at the end of the browser. They are used to store temporary information, such as items in the cart.
Permanent cookies (or cookies saved) remain stored on your computer even after you close the navigation Browser. They are used to store information such as your login name and password, so you do not have to re-digit them whenever you visit a specific site. Permanent cookies can stay on your computer for days, months, or even years.
Web site cookies that are displayed derive from the displayed Web site and may be permanent or temporary. They can be used to store information that will be reused at the next site visit.
Third-party cookies result from ads from other sites, such as pop-ups or banners, on the Web site you are viewing. They can be used to register the use of the website for marketing purposes. Here are the steps to enable or disable, delete or block cookies on the major browsers.
If you prefer that Google Chrome does not store a record of your visits and downloads, you can browse the Web in incognito navigation mode.
An incognito navigation window looks different from a normal window. The top of an incognito navigation window is gray or blue, depending on your computer or device.
To open an incognito navigation window, do the following:
To quit browsing in incognito, you can:
Chrome stores your Preferences and General Settings updates. Chrome stores any changes made to Favorites or general settings in incognito navigation mode. Web sites may keep a record of your visit.
Incognito navigation has the sole purpose of preventing Google Chrome from storing information on the websites you visited. Visited websites may remain stored records of your visit. In addition, all files saved on your computer or on your mobile devices are retained.
To delete cookies, do the following:
Preferences for Cookies Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. These settings allow you to configure cookie management in Opera. The default is to accept all cookies.Accept cookies
All cookies are acceptedAccept cookies only from the site you visit
Third party cookies, sent from a domain other than what you are visiting, are declined.Never accept cookies
All cookies are rejectedDelete new cookies when you leave Opera
Some websites need cookies to work properly. In this case, if you want to prevent cookies being sent between sessions and sessions, activate the option “Delete new cookies when you exit Opera”.Ask before accepting a cookie
To decide from time to time what to do cookies received, select “Ask before accepting a cookie”. By doing so, each cookie will display the cookie dialog box containing information about the cookie source and its attributes.Manage cookies
The cookie manager allows you to examine and modify cookies saved in Opera. The “Manage cookies …” button opens a window containing a list of folders, each identified by a domain. After you use the Quick Search field to locate a domain, open its folder to see all cookies that are connected to it.The cookie dialog window
The cookie dialog box is displayed each time a Web site offers a cookie, but only if you have enabled the “Ask Before Accepting a Cookie” option in Preferences> Advanced> Cookies. The dialog box displays the cookie source and its attributes, and lets you choose whether to accept or reject it.Strengthens removal at Opera exit
Check the box “Force removal at Opera exit” to request that the cookie be removed at the end of the session regardless of its expiration date.Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain
To accept or reject all cookies that are set for the same domain, check the box “Remember the choice for all cookies for this domain”. In this way, the next bid of a cookie for the same domain will no longer show the dialog box.Cookie details
Click “Cookie Details” to see all the attributes.
To remove information from your device
To check or change your settings: Click the menu button and select Options. Select the Privacy panel.
Under History settings: Select uses custom settings. To enable cookies, mark the item Accept cookies from the sites; to disable them to remove the mark from the voice. If you’re experiencing cookie issues, make sure that Accept Third-Party Cookies is not set to Never.
Choose how long cookies can stay stored: Keep them until their expiration date: cookies will be removed when they reach the expiration date (date set by the site that sends cookies). Keep it until Firefox closes: Cookies stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox closes. Keep it up until you ask each time: it displays a warning every time a website attempts to set a cookie and asks the user if you want this cookie to be saved. Click OK to close the options window.Delete cookies for a specific site
Visit the site that you want to block the ability to set cookies. Right-click the mouse cursor on the page and select the About page information. In the About page on the page, select the Permissions panel. At the Set cookie row, remove the mark from Use predefined. Select the Lock option. Close the About Page Information window.Remove all cookies that the website has already set in Firefox.
View the list of blocked websites Click the menu button and select Options. Select the Privacy pane. Under History settings: Select uses custom settings. Next to Accept Cookies from Sites, click the Exceptions button. Block cookies from all sites Click the menu button and select Options. Select the Privacy pane. Under “History Settings” select the option using custom settings. Remove the Mark from Accept Cookies from Sites. Click OK to close the options window.Turn off third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a website other than what you are currently visiting. For example, the cnn.com site may contain a “Like” button on Facebook. That button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. This could be considered as a third-party cookie. Some advertisers use these types of cookies to track user visits on all sites they offer their services. If a user believes this traceability can be a source of concern and privacy in your privacy, Firefox can disable third-party cookies.Note:
Disabling third-party cookies may in some cases prevent tracking from advertisers but not all. Some websites (such as Microsoft’s Hotmail, MSN, and Windows Live Mail mailboxes) use third-party cookies for purposes that are not necessarily related to privacy and their deactivation may interfere with the proper functioning of those sites . Third-party cookie settings are available in the Firefox Options Privacy pane window: Click the menu button and select Options. Select the Privacy panel. Under History settings: Select uses custom settings. Set the Accept third-party cookies option to Never.
Note: If you navigate with this type of setting you realize that some of your favorite websites may not be displayed correctly, an intermediate solution is to set the Accept Third Party Cookies option from the visited sites. This setting allows you to accept third-party cookies from previously visited websites.