1. WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are short text files sent by a server to a user’s device (generally to the Internet browser) when the user accesses a website page. Cookies enable the web server to store information to use again during the same website visit (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies).
Cookies favour navigation of the website, enable the storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as for example the pages consulted more frequently, connection errors, etc.
Cookies are stored, depending on the user’s preferences, by a single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are often set to automatically accept cookies. However, users can change the set configuration in order to disable or delete cookies with the consequence, however, that the optimal use of some areas of the site may be inhibited. Therefore, for an optimal use of this site, it would be necessary for users to configure their browser in such a way that it accepts the receipt of such cookies.
Furthermore, during navigation, users may also receive on their terminal cookies of different sites (i.e. “third party” cookies) set directly by the managers of said websites and used for the purposes and according to the modalities defined by them.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES
a) Technical cookies: they are cookies required for the navigation of a website and use of its functions, such as for example to enable the correct visualization of pages or access to restricted areas. Therefore, disabling these cookies does not allow such activities.
They are not used for other purposes and may be subdivided as:
- navigation or session cookies: they ensure standard navigation and use of the website;
- feature cookies, allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language) with the aim of improving the service provided to users.
b) performance cookies: they collect information on the efficiency of a website response to users’ requests anonymously with the only purpose of improving the Internet site features; for example, the pages that are more frequently visited by the user and if there have been errors or slowdowns in opening the page views.
c) profiling cookies: they are aimed at creating profiles of users and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by them during net surfing.
3. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Visiting the website www.festivaldelprosciuttodiparma.com users may receive on their device also cookies from sites managed by other organisations (“i.e. “third party” cookies ): this happens because on the website there may be elements such as, for example, images, maps, specific links to website pages or web services.
These cookies may be sent to the users’ browser by third companies directly from their websites which may be accessed by navigating the site www.festivaldelprosciuttodiparma.com
For information transparency, a list of the third parties present on the website, the purposes and links to the information pages of the various services is given below:
- Google Analytics
The Website uses Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to track web traffic. This service is used to collect statistics that enable us to improve the users’ experience of the website.
Users can disable Google Analytics by installing on their browsers the opt-out add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Google Maps
Some pages feature interactive maps provided by Google that may install cookies to collect information and preferences on this service.
- Social Networks
The site pages feature buttons and widgets of Social Networks to favour the interaction with Social network platforms and the sharing of contents directly from the pages of this website.
For additional information, the web addresses of the Privacy Policies and methods for managing cookies by the different social networks are given below:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
4. MANAGING COOKIES
Users can decide to accept or deny cookies using the settings of their browser.
The list of the information pages of the main browsers is given below.
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
Please note that if you decide to block cookies, this may compromise or inhibit the good operation of the Website.
5. OTHER INFORMATION