This information provides information on how cookies are used and how they can be blocked by the user.
WHAT COOKIES ARE AND THEIR PURPOSES
A cookie (also known as web cookies, internet cookies or browser cookies), is a small file containing the brief information that a website stores on your browser when you visit it. The cookie is then read back and recognized by the website that sent it every time it makes a connection after the same site. This is to speed up navigation and to ensure that your browser does not have to load the page each time. We remind you that the browser is the software that allows you to quickly browse the Net by viewing and transferring information on your computer’s hard drive. If your browser preferences are set to accept cookies, any website may send its cookies to your browser, but – in order to protect your privacy – it can only and exclusively detect those sent from the site, and not those instead sent to your browser from other sites.
Summarizing cookies are a system developed to meet the need to:
- remember information about the status of a visitor, for example if he logged in or in the case of an ecommerce site, which products he added to the cart.
- obtain information about the pages visited and the activities carried out, for example the page of origin of the visitor, which pages he visited and for how long before completing a significant action (eg the request for information via the form or the purchase of a product). This information, if the user does not delete cookies, can also be traced back to months and years before and are mainly used for two purposes: understand the visitor’s interests in order to improve the content and services offered by the website and show advertisements in line with the probable interests of the visitor at that time. In other words, they are useful for Web Marketing.
Cookies are therefore a very useful technology: without them it would not be possible to realize a whole series of excellent services that have greatly enriched the web.
TYPES OF COOKIES
There are different types of cookies:
o technical cookies: they serve the normal functioning of the site;
o profiling cookies: they are used to acquire personal information about visitors (typically tastes and interests, the most common are those of Google AdWords);
Profiling cookies: This site does not use the so-called “profiling cookies”, as the data controller does not intend to create profiles related to the user in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the navigation on the Internet.
o analytical and third-party cookies: cookies are installed by external services (for example Google Analytics, embed videos, the “like” buttons on facebook and so on.
For more information on cookies visit: http://www.cookiecentral.com.
WHAT ARE THE COOKIES USED BY THIS SITE AND HOW TO BLOCK THEM
HOW TO BLOCK THE COOKIES FROM YOUR BROWSER
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the user can normally change the settings to disable this function. It is possible to block all types of cookies, or to accept only some and disable others.
You can do this by going to the “Options” or “Preferences” section in your browser’s menu where you can avoid having to accept cookies and other user tracking technologies, and get notification from the browser of these technologies activation. Alternatively, you can also consult the “Help” section of the toolbar in most browsers.
All browsers include options for managing cookies.
Below we will refer to the Mozilla Firefox browser (and to a lesser extent Google Chrome) and show you how you can simply:
- View the list of cookies currently installed (if you are the owner of a website these instructions will allow you to easily get the list of all the cookies that your site asks to install to the browsers of visitors helping you to more easily fulfill the current cookie law)
- Set the browser to:
- delete all cookies every time it is closed
- do not accept only third-party cookies
- no longer accept any type of cookies (this will prevent you from using the services of many sites because, remember, cookies in the vast majority of cases are used to provide useful services!)
- Set up antitracking to declare to sites that you do not want to be traced with profiling cookies.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLOCKING COOKIES FROM FIREFOX
Go to this page and follow the instructions (they are simple and detailed) to block all or some cookies directly from the Firefox browser. Go to this page and follow the procedures:
INSTRUCTIONS TO BLOCK THE COOKIES FROM OTHER BROWSERS
Once you have learned to block cookies from Firefox you can easily do it from other browsers (the technique is always very similar). In all other browsers, in fact, the procedure is quite similar, summarized in this way: select “Options” or “Preferences” in the “Tools” or “View” or “Edit” menu; select the item “Privacy” or “Protection” or “Download files” and choose your preferred settings.
Here are the official guides for managing cookies on the most popular browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i% 20cookie
- Internet Explorer
- iOS Safari (mobile devices)
- Xoom (Android and Motorola smartphones)
Please note that by disabling cookies in your browser, some parts of this and other websites may not be displayed correctly.
COOKIES USED BY THIS SITE AND MODALITIES FOR THE BLOCK
Here are the cookies used by our website:
- o “AddThis” cookies (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube)
This type of services allows you to make interactions with social networks, or other external platforms, directly from the pages of this application. The interactions and information acquired by this Application are in any case subject to the User’s privacy settings related to each social network.
If an interaction service with social networks is installed, it is possible that, even if the Users do not use the service, the same collect traffic data relating to the pages in which it is installed.
OIPA does not use these cookies for user profiling purposes.
Add This Cookies are cookies managed by third parties
To disable or understand how it works go to the dedicated pages:
“Add this” uses technical cookies (in order to allow the sharing of content on social networks), and even profiling. http://www.addthis.com/privacy
To block “Add this”:
To fire Facebook:
To block twitter:
To block Google + http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
To block all Google services:
To block youtube http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
o Google Analytics
This site uses Google Analytics cookies that are used to obtain information on how visitors use our site (pages read, stay on articles, etc.). This information is used to stop and improve the pages visited most for the sole purpose of improving the site. They also help us to detect pages that are not working or with navigation errors. The cookies save information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, from which site the users and the pages visited by them come from and generally remain on the visitor’s computer until they are deleted.
However, it is possible to disable the Google Analytics functions of this site, including through ad settings, ad settings for mobile apps or any other available means (for example, the deactivation function for consumers provided by the NAI standards). To do so, please download and install on your computer the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics that you can find on this page https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/?hl=it.
- Flash cookies (or Local Share Object)
Please note that limiting and / or eliminating the use of this type of flash cookies can affect the functions available for applications based on Flash technology (our dynamic maps will not be displayed).
By using the flash players inserted in this site, technical cookies may be sent by hosted.muses.org (the manufacturer of the Flash Player software www.muses.org).
To remove the flash cookie http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html