Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” COMPANY NAME routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to COMPANY NAME, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for COMPANY NAME, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, are shown below the web addresses of different policies and ways to manage cookies.
Google+ policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ setting: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
COMPANY NAME sites also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Again it comes to third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses "cookies" to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of websites COMPANY NAME (including your IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes in order to prepare reports for operators COMPANY NAME regarding activities on the websites themselves. Google can also communicate this information to third parties unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
For more information on the operation of Google remarketing, please refer to the explanatory page at: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454000?hl=it&ref_topic=2677326
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on his browser.
Warning: disabling all or part of the technical cookies can compromise the use of the functionality of the site reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible to completely disabling cookies.
Disabling cookies "third party" does not prejudge in any way the navigability.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore the best browsers allow you to define different settings for cookies "owners" and those of "third parties".
For example, in Firefox through the Tools -> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can specify whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and remove them.