Cookies: what are they and what are they used for
“Cookies” are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s computer or mobile device while the user is browsing that website or using its services. The purpose is acquiring and transferring information. Cookies are sent from the web server (where the website visited is being executed) to the browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and then stored in your computer.
If you are interested in knowing more about cookies visit the page www.allaboutcookies.org
In general cookies can be used for many reasons, such as measuring the use of the site by the visitors, improving the page browsing, allowing personal preferences to be set on the website you are visiting, or also protecting the user’s safety to protect the privacy of the users and display banner adverts that match the preferences of the visitors.
Kinds of cookies we use
While browsing the net some information is automatically registered such as: the name of your provider to access the Internet, the origin website, the pages visited, the duration of the visit, etc. Such information will be registered in a completely anonymous way.
Cookies used by our websites can be classified according to the purpose pursued as described below:
They are used for the statistic purpose of the Website and to monitor, always aggregated and never singularly, which pages of the Website and which Services are mainly appreciated by the Users.
These cookies are used only to help us to improve the functioning of our website and understand our users’ interests.
Cookies of session
They are used only to allow access to some Services of the Website, are stored for the duration of the browsing session and then cancelled.
Istituto Marangoni website utilizes Google Analytics by Google Inc. for homepage management.
Google Analytics places cookies that generate information on the use of the website by the user. This information is nameless and gathered by Google anonymously. Google stores this information in its servers in order to track and analyse the use of a website, release reports and statistics on the activities involving the use of Istituto Marangoni’s homepage.
Google may eventually transfer this information to other thirds if so requested pursuant to the applicable laws of the country, or by service providers acting on Google’s account. Google will not associate the IP address of the user with any other data collected, processed, or stored by Google.
For more information visit http://www.google.it/intl/en_uk/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Moreover, you can opt-out of cookies generated by Google Analytics at any time, by restricting, blocking, or erasing cookies from our website by installing an additional component to download from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are small data files placed on your computer by other companies providing for banner adverts and publicity from other web pages (retargeting) based on your surfing preferences. We have no control on third-party cookies and we cannot access neither the information nor the data they collect. This information is totally controlled by the third parties who generated the cookies pursuant to their privacy policies.
Third party cookies are subject to prior consent of the user.
Please view the information on third party cookies available under the following links:
The user’s settings are saved in order to keep track of the way they get to the site and surf it. A cookie is placed on the computer of the user every time the latter clicks an advert. These cookies stay for 30 days and do not gather, nor monitor any information suitable to identify the reference user. You can deactivate the cookie generated by Google conversion tracking in the settings of your Internet browser.
To know more: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2407785?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=24937
The cookies collect the contents and information you supply when using the Facebook services.
More information on the cookie Rules and Standards are available under the link https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/cookies/update
You can deactivate tracking cookies in the settings of your Internet browser.
ShareThis is a tool that allows users to share and suggest certain contents of a web page in the social networks. Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer while you surf a website, and they will collect information on your use of the site.
You can block the ShareThis cookies by clicking on the ‘non tenere traccia’ [do not keep track] button that shows in the bottom corner, on the right hand side of the ShareThis popup window that opens every time when you click a social icon.
Content Square https://www.contentsquare.com/privacy-and-security/
ContentSquare is a solution which aggregates usage and frequency data to improve user experience. Statistics created are anonymous.
Cookie Duration Description
- _cs_id 13 months This cookie contains ContentSquare’s user identifier
- _cs_s 30 minutes This cookie contains the number of pageviews within the running session for ContentSquar Solution
- _cs_vars session This cookie is used by ContentSquare to record custom variables
- _cs_ex 30 days This cookies is used by ContentSquare to exclude some visitors from the collection
- _cs_c 13 months This cookies is used by ContentSquare to save the user consent to be tracked
- cs_optout 13 months This cookies is used by ContentSquare to exclude some visitors from the collection
Information on Behavioural Advertising and How to Protect your Privacy in the Internet
If you do not wish other companies to collect or use the information gathered on your web activities to provide you with more focused advertisement, you can opt-out by:
European Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, and Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada. Alternatively you can block it by changing the settings of your mobile device.
If you are in Europe, select your country from http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and check your preferences on online behavioural advertising. You can enable or disable all companies or change your settings for each individual company.
Icons of the Social Networks
The information gathered by Istituto Marangoni through the cookies will not be used for users’ identification. Cookies are not used for any other application different from the afore mentioned ones.
Acceptance of this policy
If you decide not to accept it we invite you to set your web browser in a suitable way or not to use the website of Istituto Marangoni. We remind you that the deactivation of some cookies can affect your web browsing.
How to check and cancel cookies
Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically.
At any moment, you can set your browser in order to accept every cookie, some of them, or refuse them, by disabling their use by the sites. In addition, you can set the browser preferences in order to be warned every time that a cookie is stored in the memory of your computer.
At the end of every browsing session, you can cancel the collected cookies from the hard disk.
In order to eliminate the cookies installed in the cookie folder of the browser used, every browser shows different procedures to manage the settings.
By selecting the links below you can get specific instructions for some of the main browsers