Information Statement On Cookies
What is a cookie?
What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file which is memorised by the computer when a website is visited by a user. The text memorises information which the site is able to read whenever it is accessed a second time. Some of these cookies are necessary for the site to function correctly, others are useful for the visitor because they are able to safely memorise user names or language settings, for example. The advantage of having cookies installed in your PC is that you don’t need to fill in the same information each time you access a site you have visited on previous occasions.
For further information please consult our Privacy Information Statement.
First-part cookies are cookies generated and used by the manager of the site accessed by the user. These technical and performance cookies are limited: in the first case to the transmission of user name and password (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) which enable safe and efficient browsing of the web site; in the second case, to statistical purposes for the identification of single user, viewed or downloaded content, etc., an example is Google Analytics. Data is memorised anonymously and is used aggregately.
Please note that a special component made available by Google can be used to disable Google Analytics cookies. To install it click here.
Third-party cookies, for example those set by the “Like” button on Facebook, are cookies which are generated and used by subjects other than the manager of the web which the user is browsing, based on contracts between the web site owner and relative third party. Some advertisers use these cookies to track user visits on sites where their services are offered.
How can I disable cookies?
You can change the browser to disable cookies through a very simple procedure. Please note: if you disable cookies your username and password will no longer be memorised in the site’s login box.
- Open Firefox
- Press the “Alt” key on the keyboard.
- In the tool bar located in the upper part of the browser, select “Tools” and then “Options”.
- Then select “Privacy”.
- 5. Go to “Custom Settings For History” and then “Use personalised settings”. Deselect “Accept cookies from sites” and save your preferences.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on the “tools” button and then “Internet Options”.
- Select “Privacy” and scroll down or up to the level of privacy you wish to switch to (higher up to block all cookies or lower down to enable all of them).
- Then click OK
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the “Tools” icon.
- Select “Settings” and then “Advanced Settings”.
- Select “Content Settings” under “Privacy”.
- From “Cookies and site data” where you can search for and delete specific cookies.
- Typechrome://settings/cookie in the address bar and press enter.
- which will take you to “Cookies and site data” where you can search for and delete specific cookies.
- Open Safari.
- Select “Preferences” in the tool bar and then select “Safety” in the dialogue box which follows.
- In the “Accept Cookies” section you can specify whether and when Safari must save cookies from web sites. For further information click on the Help button (the one with a question mark).
- For further information on cookies which are memorised onto your computer click on “Show cookies”.