This extended information on cookies, their policy and privacy explains the types and methods of their use and informs you how to refuse and/or delete cookies on your devices if you wish.
What are cookies and how are they used
What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text strings that sites visited by the user send to the user’s terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites on the next visit by the same user
Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which it came, its duration (i.e., how long it will be stored), and an identifier, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
Cookies are not viruses. Cookies cannot identify who you are by first and last name, what job you do, where exactly you live, or any other personal information about you. Cookies are important for making a site decently usable and counting visits.
What are cookies used for ?
“Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, session tracking, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc.”
GBTaglieGrandi uses technical or third-party analytical cookies that improve your browsing experience, such as those from Google Analytics.
To view what cookies are present on the pages you visit, there are various dedicated tools, such as:
Cookies Manager for Firefox
Firebug for Firefox
Cookie Audit Tool for Chrome
WebCookies, an online tool that provides the list of cookies on the given page and for each the type and duration.
In addition, browsers allow you to view stored cookies and manage them by choosing from several modes.
Each browser has its own procedures for such management, usually contained in the browser settings within the “Privacy” heading. The following are the pages where you can find detailed information about them for the most commonly used ones. In case you use other browsers please consult their help.
By changing your browser settings, you can accept or reject cookies (all or only third-party cookies, from all sites or only from some as you choose) or decide to receive a warning message before accepting one from the sites you visit.
You can also object to cookie registration using the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Europe’s opt-out platform.
Browsers allow the user to delete the cookies present, all or only some as they choose. They can also be set to be automatically deleted when the browser itself is closed.