Cookies created on a visitor’s computer do not contain any personal identification data and do not compromise his or her privacy or security.
What types of cookies are there?
1- Technical cookies are used only to “carry out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of a company service, of information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service”.
They may be divided as follows:
- session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website allowing, for example, authentication and access to restricted areas;
- analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies where used directly by the website manager to collect information, in aggregate, on the number of users and how they visit the website;
- function cookies, which allow browsing according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language) in order to improve the service rendered.
- The use of technical cookies, usually installed by the website owner or manager, does not require the consent of the interested party.
2- Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown while surfing the net. Given the considerable invasiveness in the privacy of users, the European and Italian legislation requires that users be properly informed about their use and express their valid consent.
The use of profiling cookies requires the user’s consent.
The current legal framework distinguishes between the website manager cookies and “third party” cookies, according to the different operators who install cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the manager of the website that the user is visiting (which may be synthetically indicated as “publisher”) or a different website that installs cookies by means of the initial website (so-called “third-parties”).
In this respect, the publisher is, on the one hand, the data controller of the cookies installed directly, and on the other one, a technical intermediary between third parties and users. The publisher, however, is exempt from the obligation to provide information and obtain consent to their installation for cookies installed by “third parties”.
What cookies does the project website use?
The ReCreating Europe project website uses the following types of cookies:
- session cookies: they are temporary and allow users access to personalized services and to take full advantage of the website’s features.
- analysis cookies: with the help of Google, they allow the performance of visitors traffic analysis. The information thus gathered has no personal significance as the data are collected and analyzed anonymously. The project makes specific use of Google Analytics cookies in the manner shown on this page.
- social cookies: they are supplied directly from the social media domains that the project website hosts through links to official pages, sharing buttons and links. The use of these buttons involves the exchange of information with these websites, therefore the management of the information and how to eliminate it is regulated by them and the School encourages users to consult the corresponding privacy policies for each given website.
How to disable cookies?
One must know that if the cookies are blocked, the use of the project website and of some services may be limited; browsing without tracking will be available in all of its features. The following are links on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:
- Internet Explorer: managing cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: eliminating cookies; blocking website cookies
- Google Chrome: managing cookies
- Safari: managing cookies
It is possible to disable the cookies of Google Analytics by visiting the Google web page (Google GaOptOut) and downloading the plug-in for the browser used.