Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in (for example, when chatting into our blog). Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).

Cookies into our site

Sites like ours, make use of cookies for a variety of different purposes. These include those that are ‘strictly necessary’ for technical reasons; those that enable a personalized experience for visitors and registered users; and those that allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as clicking the ‘like’ or ‘follow’ button on a post.

Ads?

Our site won’t display ads any more by January 2018. Until that moment, our site will use cookies to display things you seemed to be interested in during the last navigation (not only within our site).

Cookies we use

Below there is a description of each category of cookies that are in use, along with specific examples. This is a general list of cookies which sites all around the world use. Our site is not using all of them. Due to the fact this is an info page, we felt necessary to inform our guests about every kind of cookie they came here to know about.

Strictly Necessary

These are the cookies that are essential for websites to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual ‘carts’ on sites that have an e-commerce functionality.

Functionality

These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.

For example, when you’re logging into our blog, an option saying “Remember me” (or something like that) will pop-up. If you accept the computer will save your login info, a cookie will be set too, saying to the browser you have already logged in and saved your credentials.

Performance

Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how a website functions.

We catch those info, so to elaborate stats about our site behavior and to analyze how user interact with items on the site (menu, upper bar, …).

Advertising/Tracking

These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors on sites, as well as to track the volume of visitors to the network. They track details about visitors such as the number of unique visitors, number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received, and are also used to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up user profiles.

Since we do not display ads anymore, you do not have to worry about advertising and tracking cookies.

Third Party/Embedded Content

Sites make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. Unfortunately, we have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies, but anyway we ensure links in our site are sure and trusted.

Controlling cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

Do you have any other question?

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