Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information about the customer (the browser) to be reused over the course of the visit on the site (session cookie) or at a later time, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preference, by the single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behaviour and on the use of the services.
In this document, below, we will refer to cookies and all of the similar technologies using only the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
Based on cookie characteristics and use, we can distinguish between various categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to correct site operation. The duration of the cookies is strictly limited to the work session (they are deleted when the browser is closed).
- Analysis and performance cookies. They cookies are used to collect and analyse traffic and anonymous use of the site. Although these cookies do not identify the user, they reveal whether said user came back to the site at other times, for example. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve performance and usability. These cookies can be disabled without losing any function.
- Profiling cookies These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) user preferences and improve his/her navigation experience.The Fondazione Benetton website does not use this type of cookie.
- Third party cookies. When visiting a website it is possible to receive cookies from the visited site (“owner”), and from sites managed by other organisations (“third parties”). A prime example is represented by the presence of “social plugins” such as Facebook for this site. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing contents on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves sending cookies from and to all the other sites managed by third parties. How the information collected by “third parties” is managed is governed by the relative information notices that you are asked to consult.
To guarantee greater transparency and convenience, below are the web addresses of the various information notices and the cookie management modes.
Facebook information notice: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): access your account. Privacy section.
Twitter information notice: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
The Fondazione Benetton website also includes certain components that are sent by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This also involves third party cookies, collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse information, in anonymous format, on how the Navigating the territory website is used (including user IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics who processes it for the purpose of preparing reports for the Navigating the territory operators on the activities of the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or to collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address to any other data in Google’s possession, nor does it try to associate an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can also share this information with third parties when required by law or when said third parties process this information for Google.
For further information, go to the link below:
The user can selectively disable the Google Analytics action by installing, on his/her browser, the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the Google Analytics action, go to the link below:
Some cookies (session cookies) only remain active as long as the browser is open or until logout. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are still available during the user’s future visits.
These cookies are referred to as persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is established, in other cases duration is unlimited.
Nonetheless, when navigating through the pages of the Navigating the territory website it is possible to interact with sites managed by third parties who can create or edit permanent and profiling cookies.
The user can decide whether to accept the cookies or not by using the settings on his/her own browser.
Attention: totally or partially disabling technical cookies can compromise the use of the sites functions reserved for registered users. On the other hand, public content is still fully functional when the cookies are completely disabled.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not jeopardise navigation at all.
The setting can be defined specifically for the various websites and applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow the user to define different settings for “owner” cookies and “third party” cookies.
For example, with Firefox, through the Tools->Options ->Privacy menu, it is possible to access a control panel where it is possible to define whether to accept the various types of cookies or not, and proceed with their removal.
- 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/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
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