What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the website to the interested party's terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the website at the next visit by the same user. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard drive or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the functions of cookies can be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term 'cookie' refers to both cookies, proper, and all similar technologies.
There are 2 different types of cookies:
- Technical cookieTechnical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service "(see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be divided into:
- navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the website;
- analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website, in order to improve website performance;
- functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required (more information in the paragraph on managing cookies below).
- Profiling cookiesProfiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. These technologies do not collect user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, physical addresses. The consent of the interested party is required for the use of profiling cookies. In the case of third-party cookies, the website does not have direct control of the individual cookies and cannot control them (it cannot install them directly or delete them). You can still manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the websites listed in the "Cookie management" section.
List of technical cookies on the GDP Analytics website
The GDP Analytics website uses only system cookies to guarantee the user a better browsing experience; these cookies are essential for the correct use of the website. You can disable these cookies from your browser by following the instructions in the dedicated paragraph, but you will compromise your experience on the website and we will not be able to respond to malfunctions.
Configurations for disabling cookies
The user can choose not to enable the execution of cookies and, therefore, cancel the profiling activity for promotional purposes by acting on the settings of his browser. Instructions for disabling cookies relating to the most used browsers:
For more information regarding cookies, please send an email to email@example.com.