Cookies are automatic procedures used to retrieve information relating to specific preferences of an Internet user who visits a specific website, with the aim of recognising the user as recurring, thus personalising usage and speeding up navigation.
Below you will find a classification of cookies based on their characteristics:
a. Depending on the company that manages them:
- Own: these are sent to the user’s terminal computer system from a computer system or domain managed by the publisher, from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party: these are sent to the user’s terminal computer system from a computer system or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another company that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
b. Depending on the time they remain active:
- Per session: these collect and store data while the user is visiting a web page.
- Ongoing: the data remains stored in the computer system, and is accessible and processable for a specific period of time to be determined by the person responsible for those cookies.
c.Depending on their objective:
- Technical: allow the user to navigate a web page, platform or application and to use various options or services available there, such as monitoring traffic and data communication, identifying the session, entering restricted access sections, storing elements that are part of an order, processing an order, registering the application for or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the distribution of video or audio files, or sharing content via social networks.
- Personalisation: users can access services with a number of predefined general characteristics, depending on specific criteria in the user’s computer system, such as language, browser type used to access the service, regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
- Analysis: makes it possible to monitor and analyse the behaviour patterns of users of the web pages to which they are connected (e.g. measuring activity on the sites, creating navigation profiles for users on the sites to make improvements depending on the analysis of the user’s use of the services).
- Publicity: makes it possible to manage the advertising space contained on a web page based on criteria such as modified content or the frequency with which the advertisements are displayed.
- Behaviour-dependent publicity: makes it possible to manage the advertising space contained on a web page and to store information concerning users’ behaviour, obtained through continuous observation of navigation habits, which in turn makes it possible to develop a specific profile and to offer advertisements on that basis.
The user can configure the browser to accept or reject cookies by default.
The necessary procedure for blocking and deleting cookies may vary from one Internet browser to another. You can change them at any time according to the instructions of the relevant Internet browser, as provided below:
As these browsers are subject to regular updates or alterations, we cannot guarantee that the information provided corresponds exactly with the version of your web browser.