Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences from a single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
Later in this document will refer to cookies and similar technologies all by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of cookies
– “Technical” cookies (analysis and performance). Cookies used to collect and analyze anonymously traffic and use the site. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be executed without any loss of functionality.
– Profiling cookies. These are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve your experience of navigation. We do not use this type of cookie.
Third Party Cookies
Visiting a website you may receive cookies both from the visited site (“owners”), and from websites maintained by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Those parts of the visited page are directly generated by the above mentioned sites and are integrated into the host site page. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” shall be governed by the relevant information to which you are kindly invited to refer. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of different information and ways to manage cookies are provided below.
Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): access your account. Privacy Section.
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
www.alianzaproject.eu may also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case those are 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 user behavior (including your IP address) on www.alianzaproject.eu. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes in order to prepare reports for www.alianzaproject.eu operators regarding activities on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and do not allow third parties to use) the analysis tool of Google to track or collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or seek to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can also communicate this information to third parties when required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
For more information, please refer to the link below:
You can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on your browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close the browser or until the execution of the logout command. Other cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and are also available in future visits.
These cookies are known as persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases there is fixed a deadline, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Browsing the pages of www.alianzaproject.eu, you can interact with sites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent cookies and profiling.
Managing the cookies
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on your browser.
Warning: Disabling all or part of the cookies does not affect the use of the technical capabilities of the site
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 menu 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.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9