About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are computer files or partial data that can be stored on your computer (or other devices enabled  to surf the Internet, for example, smartphones or tablets) when you visit a website. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes, the “life span” of the cookie (ie how long it will stay on your device), and a value, which is usually a unique number generated randomly.

What are cookies for?

We use cookies to make navigation easier and to better fit your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experiences on websites. In addition, we use cookies to compile anonymous aggregate statistics that allow us to understand how people use our sites, in order to improve the structure and content of these sites. The most common functions of cookies:

  • storing entered preferences
  • avoiding the need to re-enter the same information several times during the visit such as user name and password
  • analyzing the use of the services and content provided by the site to optimize the browsing experience and services offered
  • improving the use of the site, for example, allowing the banner of news to appear only the first time you open a page.

Some sites, or parts of them, can function only if you accept cookies. For example, in the case you refused them:

  • You may not be able to access a website or a web page even though the user name and password are correct
  • You may see a message on the website that indicates that cookies are needed or that your browser’s cookie functionality is turned off.
  • Some functions of a website may not work as expected.

Different types of cookies

According to their functions, cookies generally may fall into two broad categories:

Technical Cookies: they are cookies that are used to make browsing easier or to provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for other purposes  and normally they are  installed by the owner of the website. Without the use of these cookies, some operations could not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure, such as home banking activities (display of the account statement, bills payments, etc.), for which such cookies, that allow user identification through the session, are indispensable.
Profiling Cookies: they are used to track users navigation on the network and create profiles on their tastes and choices. With these cookies it is possible to transmit to the user’s terminals  ads or tips on navigation in line with the preferences already arisen. This category includes, for example, cookies linked to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and ecommerce sites like Amazon.

What cookies can be connected to ArsMagnaWeb sites?

Our sites use technical cookies, needed for the sites to work properly, and third-party cookies that allow us to implement some features such as anti-spam in the comments, watching videos and sharing on social networks. It is up to these third parties to collect, manage and store the data according to their Privacy Policy:

AddToAny – web and mail sharing plugin: Privacy Policy

Akismet anti-spam, and other Jetpack plugins by Automattic – WordPress’ creators : Privacy Policy

Amazon – recommended books banners: Privacy Policy

Copyright House – linking banner: Privacy Policy

Evernote: sharing buttons: Privacy Policy

Facebook – Like buttons and social widgets: Privacy Policy

Flickr – sharing buttons: Privacy Policy

Greengeeks – ads for our affiliate services: Privacy Policy

Linkedin – sharing buttons: Privacy Policy

Pinterest – sharing buttons: Privacy Policy

Google Services – Analytics, Blogger, Fonts, Maps, YouTube, sharing and +1 buttons and social widgets: Privacy Policy

Tumblr – sharing buttons: Privacy Policy

Twitter – social buttons and widgets: Privacy Policy

Yoast – plugin di ottimizzazione sui motori di ricerca: Privacy Policy

Whatsapp – pulsanti di condivisione: Privacy Policy

Other third-party cookies may come from external pages linked to the content of our sites, and are of course managed by site of origin.

How can I check or delete cookies?

The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can change these settings to block cookies or to warn you that cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies:

By specific configurations of the browser or its programs used to navigate pages that make up the site.
By changing settings in the use of third-party services, such as social networks.
Both of these solutions might prevent you from using or view parts of the Website. As for third-party services, you must access the settings / preferences of use of a single service. To change the way your devices incorporate cookies is necessary to intervene in the browser settings. Here are links to pages illustrating the possible procedures for enabling / disabling the most used browsers:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Safari sul Mac   Safari con iOs

Internet Explorer

According to Italian Law, this page is visible through a link on every page of the site, in compliance with art. 122 second paragraph of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, and following the simplified information procedures  and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies as published in the Official Gazette 126 of June 3, 2014 and its 229 registration of May 8, 2014.

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