What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer when you visit it. Cookies are used to optimise the performance of the website, to improve the user’s navigation experience, and to collect statistical information on the users’ navigation behaviours in anonymous form.
What type of cookies does our website use and why?
Based on the situation, our website may use various types of cookies, each one featuring specific characteristics, as illustrated in the following diagram:
- Technical cookies: navigation, analytics or session
These cookies allow the website to function properly. They allow regular use of the website, for example to access a reserved area. They allow navigation and proper use of the website on the basis of choices made by the user, such as, for example, the choice of language, or products placed in the shopping cart of an e-commerce website. They make it possible to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the
- Profiling cookies
These cookies make it possible to monitor navigation and collect data that can be used to prepare targeted advertising messages and marketing offers.
- Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are installed by a different website (such as, for example, by Facebook when there is an “I like” button on a web page) through the site the user is visiting. Third-party cookies can be used by websites that have installed them in order to record information for marketing purposes.
How can cookies be disabled?
The majority of browsers – such as Internet Explorer and Firefox – are programmed to accept cookies. Nonetheless, you can check and, if so desire, disable cookies through simple steps in the browser settings page. We would like you to note, in any event, that doing so may cause the website to malfunction and consequently limit the service being offered. To change settings, follow the path suggested by the various browsers, which can be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_US
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies
- Flash: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html#118539