What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. At each subsequent visit, cookies are sent back to the originating site or another site that recognizes them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. They have different purposes such as, for example, allow you to efficiently navigate through the pages, remembering favorite sites and, in general, improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online are more targeted to you and your interests.
Depending on the function and purpose of use, cookies can be divided into four categories: essential cookies (strictly necessary), performance cookie functionality cookies and targeting cookies.

Essential Cookies

allow you to move around within a site and use its functions. In the absence of these cookies, the required services can not be provided. One example is the storage of actions (eg, text input) to return to the previous pages within the same session.

The performance cookie

collect information on the use of a website by visitors, for example the most visited pages and any display of error messages on the site.
These cookies do not collect information that can lead to profiling of visitors. Any information obtained are aggregated (ie anonymous) and used only to improve the functioning of the site.

The funzionality cookie

allow the site to remember the user's choice (as its name, its language and geographical region in which it is located) and to provide more personalized and advanced features. For example, a website may be able to provide tax information locally using a cookie to store the province in which the user is located at that moment. The cookie functionality can also be used to provide specific services requested by the user, such as playing a video. The information gathered from these cookies can be made ​​anonymous and do not track your browsing activities on other websites.

The targeting cookie

are used to provide more targeted advertising content to you and your interests. Also allow you to limit the number of appearances of an advertisement and at the same time to determine the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. Recall whether or not a user has visited a web site, sharing this information with other organizations (eg, advertisers). The targeting or advertising cookies are often linked to site functions provided by other organizations.

Third parts Cookies

Advertising Cookies, Cookies for statistical analysis of traffic and Cookies for marketing analysis: For more information visit.

Disable Cookies

You can configure your browser to delete or prevent the installation of cookies. The user can control which cookies are installed, what is their expire date and delete them.

The steps to perform these operations differ from browser to browser. Here are the guides for the most popular browsers:

Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

Disabling some cookies may prevent access to the site and the proper functioning of the pages.