What are cookies?
Cookies are information sent to your browser by a web server and which are subsequently stored on your computer's hard drive when a user visits a website or uses a social network with a PC, Smartphone or Tablet. The cookie is then reread and recognized by the website that sent it every time you make a subsequent connection. Cookies allow you to create statistics on the areas of the site visited by users anonymously. The data collected is then read in aggregate form to understand the efficiency of the site and the level of browsing experience.
The cookies used therefore do not contain any personal information on users. Cookies can be stored permanently on your computer and have a variable duration (so-called persistent cookies), but they can also disappear when the browser is closed or have a limited duration (so-called session cookies). Cookies can be installed by the site you are visiting (so-called first-party cookies) or they can be installed by other websites (so-called third-party cookies).
Cookies are used in some cases to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and memorization of information on users who access a web page.
What are cookies used for?
These cookies very often make browsing the use of the web faster and faster as they intervene to facilitate some procedures especially during online purchases.
These cookies are used to monitor and profile users while browsing, to study their movements / web browsing habits. They are also used for targeted advertising purposes (so-called Behavioral Advertisign).
Third party cookies
In some cases it happens that a web page contains cookies from other sites and contained in various elements hosted on the page itself (advertising banners, images, videos, etc.). Third party cookies are often used for profiling purposes. Cookies downloaded on PCs, smartphones and tablets can also be read by other subjects, other than those who manage web pages.
Social Network Cookies
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How can I disable cookies?
It is possible to modify the browser to disable cookies through a very simple procedure. Warning: by disabling cookies, both username and password will no longer be stored in the login box of the site.
Press the "Alt" button on your keyboard
In the toolbar located at the top of the browser, select "Tools" and then "Options"
Then select the "Privacy" tab
Go to "History Settings:" and then to "Use custom settings". Uncheck "Accept cookies from sites" and save your preferences.
Open Internet Explorer
Click on the "Tools" button and then on "Internet Options"
Select the "Privacy" tab and move the slider to the level of privacy you want to set (upwards to block all cookies or down to allow them all)
Then click OK
Open Google Chrome
Click on the "Tools" icon
Select "Settings" and then "Advanced settings"
Select "Content Settings" under "Privacy"
In the "Cookies" tab you can deselect cookies and save your preferences
Choose "Preferences" in the toolbar, then select the "Security" panel in the dialog box that follows
In the "Accept cookies" section you can specify if and when Safari must save cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button (marked with a question mark)
For more information on the cookies that are stored on your computer, click on "Show cookies"