What Are Cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information that a server can send to your computer, smartphone or tablet when you visit a website or social network. The same server that transmitted them can then read and record the cookies, to obtain various types of information.
What are they and what are they for?
Cookies can be:
- Technical: they are used to speed up navigation and are used, for example, to save the contents of a shopping cart in an online store, to memorize the choice of language for a site or to simplify payment transactions via home banking;
- Profiling: they are used to monitor users while browsing. They record information about what you buy or might want to buy, analyzing your readings and preferences. In this way they offer information to personalize the advertising that is sent to you based on your tastes, choices, preferences and lifestyles. Have you ever searched Google for information on the destination of your next trip, only to find promotional offers on Facebook for that very destination? Well, that’s a proliferation cookie.
- From third parties: it may happen that a web page contains cookies from other sites, which are contained in other elements (such as the Facebook share button, or a YouTube video integrated into a web page). So the cookies you download can be read by other subjects and used for profiling.
On this site I use technical and third-party cookies, and no type of profiling cookie.
2. SITE NAVIGATION DATA MONITORING
We are interested in offering – day after day – a better service, for this reason this site uses Google Analytics to understand how many people browse the site, how they do it and what topics they prefer to read.
If you don’t want to appear among visitors to this site, you can make yourself invisible by downloading this add-on for Google Analytics.
3. COMMENTS ON BLOG POSTS
At the end of each post you have the possibility to leave a comment. This site manages comments through WordPress, owned by the Automattic company. If you are interested, you can read how and which cookies Automattic uses.
4. SOCIAL NETWORKS
This site uses buttons at the end of each post that allow you to share what you have just read on social networks. These buttons, inside, contain cookies and for this reason they are called third-party cookies. We are not aware of how third parties will use the information that the social buttons have passed on to them. They could use this information for retargeting, which is why it could happen that you see an advertisement on Facebook for a piece of content that you have just searched for or shared.
If you want to learn more, these are the privacy policies of the respective social networks:
5. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This site has a contact form. If you write to us, we will use your data (email address) to reply to you. This data remains saved in our mail management software and on our site’s server. We are the owners of this data, which we do not transfer or sell to anyone.
6. BLOCKING OF COOKIES
If you do not want your data to be recorded, you can choose to block cookies from your browser. Here’s how to do it: