The following section explains how to change the settings of the browser so that it is possible to be notified when you receive a new cookie or to allow you to disable cookies.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text strings that the websites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same websites at the next visit of the same user.
Through their use a series of information is collected during the user's browsing experience. Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc.
Based on the objectives pursued, two macro-categories are identified:
- Technical cookies
- Profiling cookies
In the absence of the first some operations would be very complex or impossible to perform (eg computer authentication). The latter are very often used by the websites to collect important and sensitive information without the knowledge of users about their tastes, their habits, their choices.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service "(see art.122, paragraph 1, of the code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website.
they are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of surfing the net. Because of the particular invasiveness that such devices can have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and express their valid consent. The art. 122 of the Privacy Code refers to these cookies stating that "the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or a user or access to information already filed is permitted only on condition that the contractor or the user has given his consent after have been informed with the simplified procedures ".
During the navigation on a website, the user can also receive cookies on their terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements may exist (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the website that the same is visiting.
Cookies used by the website and the purpose of data processing
Pursuant to article 122 of the Privacy Code and to article 13 of the Regulation Osmap S.r.l. as data controller informs users that in this website are present only technical cookies in order to ensure proper operation of the website.
How to disable cookies
The help functionality of most browsers indicates how to prevent the browser from accepting new cookies, how to make the browser warn when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
The reception of cookies is therefore optional. However, excluding cookies, the user can not have access to all the features of the website.