Types of cookies – Definitions
Cookies are short text (letters and/or numbers) files, which allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be used again during the same visit to the website (session cookie) or afterwards, including several days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to the User’s preferences, by each browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the User’s device. Their purposes are varied such as, for instance, surfing efficiently different pages, remembering favorite websites and, in general, enhancing the surfing experience. They also help to guarantee that the advertising contents displayed online are better targeted to specific Users and their interests. According to their function and intended use, cookies are classified as technical cookies, profiling cookies, third-party cookies. This Website only uses technical cookies and third-party cookies.
Several categories of cookies are identified according to their characteristics and use:
Technical cookies: Technical cookies are used for the only purpose of “transmitting a communication on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for a service provider of the information company, which has been explicitly required by either the subscriber or the user to provide such a service” (cfr. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Personal Data Protection Code). They are not used for additional purposes and are usually installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be subdivided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee smooth surfing and use of the website; cookie analytics, similar to technical cookies when they are used directly by the website manager to collect information, in an aggregate form, on the number of users and how such users visit the website; functionality cookies, which allow the user to surf according to a series of criteria selected with the aim of enhancing the service provided to the user.
The users’ prior consent is not required to install such cookies.
These cookies can be blocked and/or deleted through the browser settings. You can change the cookies settings with all modern browsers. These settings are usually found in the “options” or the “preferences” menu of the User’s browser.
The links set out below are useful to understand these settings. Otherwise, you can use the “Help” option in the browser for further information:
- Impostazioni dei cookie in Internet Explorer
- Impostazioni dei cookie in Firefox
- Impostazioni dei cookie in Chrome
- Impostazioni dei cookie in Safari e iOS
Here below is a list with name, intended use and storage time of each technical cookie:
- Origin cookie: Cookie that anonymously records the user’s access point to the website. Expiration: 3 months
- Access cookie: Manages access to private areas. Expiration: 3 months
- Access_sad cookie: Manages access to the donor’s reserved area. Expiration: 3 months
- Shopping cart cookie: Contains the ID of the encrypted shopping cart. Expiration: 3 months
- Data: Contains several encrypted data of the user and is used for filling out forms by oneself. Expiration: 3 month
- Login cookie: Manages access to the reserved area. Expiration: 3 months
- Cookies from Companies: Transition cookie, identifies the users that have landed from corporate websites. Expiration: 3 months
Third-party cookies: While surfing, Users may receive also cookies from several websites or web servers (so-called “third-party” cookies) on their terminals: this happens because the Website may include elements like, for instance, images, maps, sounds, specific links to webpages of other domains that reside on servers other than the server where the required page is located. In other words, these cookies are dynamically set by managers of websites or servers different from the Website itself. These third parties could theoretically set cookies while you are visiting the Website and, consequently, obtain information on your visit to a WeWorld website.
Here below is the list, for each third-party cookie present on the Website, with name, purpose, name of the third party who stores the information and the relevant link to the third party’s website.
Google Analytics: This website includes also some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a website traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case, these third-party cookies are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and enhance the performance of the WeWorld website (performance cookie).
For further information, refer to this link.
Users can selectively block the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browsers. In order to block the Google Analytics action, refer to this link.