The used software applications may contain the ‘cookie’ technology. The main function of cookies is to facilitate browsing on the user’s part. Cookies may provide information regarding browsing the site and allow functioning of some services which require user’s identification when accessing the different pages of the site. For each access to the portal, regardless of the presence of a cookie, the type of browser, the operational system (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux, etc.), the host and the visitor’s URL is registered, apart from the data on the requested page. However, the user may set his/her browser so that the same may be informed when receiving a cookie and thus decide to remove it. Additional information on cookies can be found on the websites, provided by the browsers.
Way of notifying the user and obtaining his/her consent
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files, stored on the user’s computer, when visiting certain web pages. In the majority of browsers cookies are activated, as below you may find the necessary information on the change of settings of cookies in the browser. Cookies do not harm your computer. In the cookies, which we generate, we do not store personal information for identification, but we use information in order to improve our stay in the site. For example, they are useful when detecting and correcting mistakes. Additional information on cookies can be found on the following sites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be divided into two main categories:
Technical cookies, of which:
Browsing or session cookies: allow the user to browse the site and use its services, as without them it would be impossible to provide the services, requested by the user; such, for example, is the case with the cookies for safety of transactions at home banking or cookies to store purchases when online shopping or cookies facilitating downloads of visited web pages;
Cookies for site performance or functionality analysis (‘performance’ or ‘analytics’ cookies): contain information related to the most visited pages by users and error or malfunction messages, for example misleading web pages; they do not gather personal information for the separate user, but general information useful for improving the functioning of the site;
Functional cookies for the usability of the site and services (for ‘functionality’): allow the site to store information, selected by the user or related to the same (e.g. username, preferred language, country of origin, preferences) to improve browsing; moreover, they can allow the choice of the layout of the visited web pages to be saved or facilitate the provision of services, requested by the user (for example by storing the user’s geographic area and automatically linking it to the requested services); they contain personal information, that is, as a rule, anonymous;
Profiling cookies, some of which:
Targeting or advertisement cookies: allow storing the user’s browsing habits with the purpose of offering the user advertisements, corresponding to his/her interests and preferences or not to offer one and the same advertisement, as well as to measure the performance of an advertisement company through a statistical data analysis;
Cookies for targeting or advertisement of third parties: in some cases they are introduced by advertisers with the consent of the manager of the site and can provide not only to the manager but also to advertisers – third parties information related to the user’s browsing.
Browsing or session cookies, in order to allow downloading of web pages, storing of products in the basket of purchases,
Performance or analytics cookies, in order to improve the functioning of the site,
Usability cookies, in order to store the user’s country of origin, selected language, list of preferred vehicles.
Types of cookies used by Google -
More detailed information about Google Analytics cookies - https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs...
Management of consents and settings for Google messages - https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads?hl=it
How can I disable cookies?
Click on any of the links below, to receive special instructions:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click on ‘Tools’ in the upper right corner and select ‘Internet options’. In the pop-up menu choose ‘Privacy’.
Here you can adjust the settings of your cookies or through the link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Click ‘Tools’ in the upper right corner and select ‘Settings’. Then choose ‘Advanced’ (‘Under the hood’) and change the settings to 'Privacy’.
Here you can adjust the settings of your cookies or through the link https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn...
From the drop-down menu in the upper left corner select ‘Options’. In the pop-up menu choose ‘Privacy’.
Here you can adjust the settings of your cookies or through the link http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
From the drop-down menu for settings in the upper right corner select ‘Preferences’. Chose ‘Security’.
Here you can adjust the settings of your cookies or through the link http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html
If you do not use any of the above mentioned browsers, choose ‘cookies’ from the respective section in the tutorial in order to find out where your cookies folder is.
Disable Flash cookies
Click on the link below to change the settings related to Flash cookies.
Google Analytics cookies
In order to disable analytics cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on browsing, download the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Consent for the use of ‘cookies’
Consent to send cookies is only required for the category of profiling cookies; since the site does not use profiling cookies, the user is not required to give consent.
In any case it is possible to exclude receiving cookies through the settings in the browser used.