What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment (usually to the user’s browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user’s terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user’s subsequent visits to those websites. When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called “third party” cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored.
Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user’s browser and at times they remain stored for long. They are used for several purposes ranging from IT authentication to the monitoring of browsing sessions up to the storage of specific information on user configurations in accessing a given server, and so on.
Cookies may be distinguished into two major group: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service.”
They are not used for further purposes and are usually installed directly by the data controller or the website manager. They can be grouped into browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections); analytics cookies, which can be equated to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website; functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service
Users’ prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies, whilst information under Section 13 of the code has to be provided in the manner considered to be most appropriate by the website manager – if only such cookies are relied upon.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. In the light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies vis-à-vis users’ private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.
How can you manage installation of cookies?
Further information about cookies managment can be found at following links:
- Google Chrome (link to support page)
- Mozilla Firefox (link to support page)
- Apple Safari (link to support page)
- Microsoft Windows Explorer (link to support page).
A useful tool to control profiling cookies used for behavioural advertising (only for managed services) is youronlinechoices.com
What cookies are used on this website?
The website www.cavallocom.it uses only first-party technical cookies and does not carry out any profiling activity.
Technical cookies list
Purpose and description
|wordpress_[hash]||Session (first party)||Session||Store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area|
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||Session (first party)||Session||WordPress set this cookie after login. It indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are.|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Session (first party)||Session||WordPress uses it to test if cookies are enabled.|
|wp-setting-[number]||Functional (first party)||Persistent (1 year)||This is used to customize your view of admin interface|
|wp-setting-time-[number]||Functional (first party)||Persistent (1 year)||This is used to customize your view of admin interface.|
|_icl_current_language||Functional (first party)||Persistent (1 day)||Used to manage multilingual nature of this site.|
|_icl_visitor_lang_js||Functional (first party)||Persistent (1 day)||Used to manage multilingual nature of this site.|
Last update: May 30, 2015