- What is a cookie?
- Types of cookies used by Inventia
- How to enable, disable or delete cookies
2 – What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text string sent by a web server (for example, the Website) to the user’s Internet browser, which automatically saves it on the user’s computer and automatically sends it back to the server each time the Website is accessed. Each cookie contains different data such as, for example, the name of the server it comes from, a numeric identifier, etc. Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of the session (i.e. until the browser used for web navigation is closed) or for longer periods, and may contain a unique identifier code. By default, almost all web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. However, each web browser allows cookies to be restricted and deleted (for more information refer to the section in this information notice on “How to enable, disable or delete cookies”). Remember, however, that disabling or deleting cookies may impede the optimum use of some areas of the website or compromise the use of services requiring authentication, such as, for example: – YouTube videos or other video sharing services; – social media buttons.
3 – Types of cookies used by Inventia
Inventia website uses the following categories of cookies:
- Technical cookies: technical cookies are those used solely for the purposes of sending a communication on an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the service provider of the information company to provide a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. These can be divided into: navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website, analytics cookies, treated as technical cookies where used directly by the website manager to gather information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the website, and functionality cookies, which enable the user to navigate based on a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service provided to the user.
- Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are also present on the Website. These are installed by a website other than the one the user is actually visiting. Hence, these third-parties act as independent controllers with regard to data processing and the data collected by them through their cookies is thus determined by the third parties for the processing established by them, which remain the responsibility of the third parties. Specific social media buttons/widgets are present on the Website in the form of social network icons (e.g. LinkedIn, etc.) and icons for other web services (e.g. YouTube, etc.). These buttons allow users browsing the Website to access the specific social media sites in one click, creating third-party cookies. In such cases, the social networks and web services acquire data regarding the user, while the Controller will not share any browsing information or user data acquired through its website with the social networks and web services that can be accessed through the social media buttons/widgets. Specifically, users are informed that the Website uses the following services that create cookies:
- YouTube Cookies: YouTube is a service managed by Google Inc. for displaying video content, enabling this Application to supplement the content on its pages policies.google.com/policies/privacy/
4 – How to enable, disable or delete cookies
By default, almost all web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. These can be restricted or blocked through the browser settings. If you prefer websites not to save certain cookies on your computer, you can set up the browser so that you receive a notification prior to saving each cookie. Alternatively, the user can set up the browser to reject all cookies or make this choice in the appropriate banner on the Website landing page. You can also delete all cookies already on the system. It is important to underline that the settings must be changed separately for each browser and each computer. Settings are changed differently for each browser. If necessary, use the browser Help function to define the correct settings. For more information on cookie management, please see the links for the most commonly used browsers:
- Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-IT/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari™: http://www.apple.com/it/support/ Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it&hlrm=en
- Firefox™: http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
- Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/it/cookies.html
To find out more about how cookies work, and the management and removal of cookies, users can consult the following websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
- Your Online Choices: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/