What are cookies and how are they used
Cookies are strings of text sent from a web server (e.g. the website) to your Internet browser, which automatically stores them on your computer and automatically sends them back to the server each time you visit or visit the website.
By default, almost all web browsers are set to accept cookies automatically.
- Of “session” that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) when the browser is closed. This type of cookie avoids the use of other computer techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of the users’ browsing;
- “persistent” remain stored on the computer’s hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors accessing the site (or other users using the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies fulfil many functionalities in the interest of surfers (such as the navigation language or the registration of the shopping cart in online purchases). However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or even for purposes of dubious legality. Visitors can set their computer browser in such a way that it accepts/rejects all cookies or displays a warning each time a cookie is proposed in order to assess whether to accept it or not. However, the user is allowed to modify the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
These two types of cookies (session and persistent) can in turn be:
- “first party” when they are managed directly by the owner and/or manager of the website
- “third party” when the cookies are set and managed by managers outside the website visited by the user.
How cookies work and how to delete them
You can find out how it works, as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies, by changing the settings on your Internet browser.
You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to manage/delete cookies depending on your browser type.
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, you should refer to the user manual of your device. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to manage/delete cookies depending on the type of browser you are using.
If you want to delete cookies from your smartphone/tablet’s Internet browser, you should refer to your device’s user manual.
List of cookies on the website of Veneto Innovazione
As reported in sub a), cookies can be session and persistent and third party. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same manager and are divided into the following macro-categories:
Analitycs: These are the cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on access/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your email address and password), can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, downloaded content, types of interactions carried out, etc.).
Widgets: This category includes all those graphic components of a program’s user interface, which aims to facilitate user interaction with the program itself. For example, Facebook, Google+, Twitter cookies are widgets. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective managers.
Advertising: This category includes cookies used to advertise on a website that are not yet present but may be in the future. Further information about privacy and their use can be found on the websites of their respective operators.