a) What are cookies and how are they used
Cookies are text strings sent by a web server (e.g. the site) to the user’s Internet browser, which are automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically sent back to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site.
By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
of “session” that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow 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 IT techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of users’ browsing;
“Persistent” that remain stored on the hard drive of the computer until their expiration or cancellation by users / visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies satisfy many functions in the interest of surfers (such as the use of 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 lawfulness. Visitors can set the computer browser so that it accepts / rejects all cookies or displays a warning every time a cookie is proposed, in order to be able to evaluate whether to accept it or not. The user is enabled, however, to change the default configuration (by default) and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), by 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 “third party” website when the cookies are set up and managed by managers outside the website visited by the user.
b. How cookies work and how to delete them
The operating modes as well as the options to limit or block cookies can be made by changing the settings of your Internet browser.
It is also possible to visit the website, in English, www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to manage / delete cookies based on the type of browser used.
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, it is necessary to refer to the user manual of the device.
c. List of cookies on tat3d.com
As reported under a), cookies can be not only session and persistent but also third party cookies. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same manager and are divided into the following macro-categories:
Analitycs. These are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as the credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, downloaded content, types of interactions carried out, etc.).
By way of example, Google Inc. to obtain aggregate statistical information, useful for evaluating the use of the website and the activities carried out by the visitor, it stores the information collected by the cookie, on servers that may be located in the United States or in other countries. Google reserves the right to transfer the information collected with its cookie to third parties where this is required by law or where the third party processes information on its behalf. Google ensures that it does not associate the user’s IP address with any other data held in order to obtain a more detailed user profile. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
Widgets. This category includes all those graphic components of a user interface of a program, which has the purpose of facilitating the user in interacting with the program itself. By way of example, facebook, google +, twitter cookies are widgets. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
Advertsing. This category includes cookies used to advertise on a site. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
Web beacons. This category includes code fragments that allow a website to transfer or collect information by requesting a graphic image. Websites can use them for various purposes, such as the analysis of the use of websites, control and reporting on advertising and the personalization of advertising and content.
d. Use of Flash cookies
The website may use Adobe Flash Player to offer some multimedia content. On most computers the program is installed by “default”.
In the event that some of these contents are used, Google Analytics stores additional data on the computer, also known as Flash cookies (or Local Share Object) through which the owner is able to know the total number of times in which a certain audio / video file is opened, the number of people who use it until the end and how many people, on the other hand, close it before the end.
The Adobe website provides information on how to remove or disable Flash cookies (see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security).
We remind you that limiting and / or eliminating the use of this type of flash cookies may affect the functions available for applications based on Flash technology.