What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that websites often store on your computer or mobile device when the user visits them. Thanks to cookies the site recalls the actions and preferences of the user (eg. Login, language, font size and other display settings) so that you do not have to enter them again when you return to the site or navigate from one page to ‘ other.
Cookies can be of various types, and each cookie can belong to several types:
They are stored on the user’s computer for purely technical and functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers required to enable a safe and efficient site; they are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) with the browser is closed.
This type of cookie avoids the use of other technologies that could compromise the privacy of users.
They remain stored on your computer’s hard drive until they expire or cancellation by users / visitors. Through persistent cookies visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at every visit.
Persistent cookies fulfill many functions in the interest of navigators (such as the use of the navigation language or recording of the shopping cart in shopping online. However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or, even ,
for purposes of dubious legality. Visitors can set your computer’s browser so that it accept / reject all cookies or to alert whenever a cookie is offered, in order to assess whether or not to accept.
The user is allowed, however, to change the default configuration (default) and disable cookies (ie block a final), by setting the security level higher.
These two types of cookie (session and persistent) can in turn be
• “first part” when they are managed directly by the owner and / or manager of the website
• “third party” when cookies are set up and managed by foreign managers to the website visited by the user.
Are those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service (cf. . art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed by the owner or operator of the website. These include, for example, the Cookie of features, which allow the user browsing function of a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered. Cookies Analytics cookies are treated as technical when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate, the number of users and how they visit the site.
They are designed to create profiles user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the same part of surfing the net. By reason of the particular invasiveness that such devices may have within the sphere
private users, the European and Italian legislation requires the user to be properly informed on the use of the same and express their valid consent.
How to control cookies?
You can check and / or verify the cookies as you want – to learn more, go to aboutcookies.org. You can delete cookies already on your computer and set most browsers to block its installation.
If you choose this option, however, you will need to manually change some preferences every time you visit the site and it is possible that some services or certain features may not be available.
Under some official guidelines for managing cookies
Microsoft Windows Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Google Chrome https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Apple Safari http://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/
Flash cookies http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
Cookies used by the Museum of Art and Science of Milan G. Matthaes
As reported previously the cookies can be more than that of session and persistent even third party. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same operator and are divided into the following main categories:
• Analitycs. Cookies are used to collect and analyze statistical information on access / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials entered for the ‘access to restricted areas (your email address and password), you can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sites visited, downloaded content, types interactions carried out, etc.).
For example, Google Inc. for aggregate statistical information type, useful to evaluate the use of the website and the activities carried out by the visitor, stores the information collected by the cookie on servers that can be located in the USA or in other countries. Google reserves the right to transfer the information produced by its cookies to third parties where required by law or if the third party process information on its behalf. Google ensures not to associate the IP address with any other data held in order to obtain a profile of the user more detail. More information about privacy and their use are available directly on the websites of the respective operators.
• Widgets. Fall into this category all those graphical components of a user interface of a program, that has the purpose to facilitate the user interaction with the program itself. By way of example are widgets cookies facebook, google +, twitter. More information about privacy and their use are available directly on the websites of the respective operators.
• Advertsing. This category cookies used for advertising on a site. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category. More information about privacy and their use are available directly on the websites of the respective operators.
• Web beacons. This category includes snippets of code that allow a website to transfer or collect information through the request for a graphic image. Websites can use them for different purposes, such as analysis of the use of Web sites, control and reporting on advertising and personalization of advertising and content.
The Third Party Cookies may be generated by:
You can disable cookies by Google Analitycs to this address https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Other cookies / cookie unexpected
Considering the operation of the Internet and Web sites, we are not always able to control the cookies that are stored by third parties through our website. This is especially true in cases where the Web page contains the so-called embedded elements: texts, documents , pictures or short videos that are stored elsewhere, but are displayed in or through our website.
Therefore, if the Web site was detected a cookie of this type is not present in the list provided, please let us know. Alternatively, please contact those third parties directly involved and ask questions about the cookies they send, to what purpose, what is their life like and ensure the privacy of users.
Because any changes to our website or to regulations pertaining to cookies, it is possible that these information are periodically changed. We are therefore authorized to change the content of the information and cookies on the list at any time and without notice. The latest version can be found on this Web page.
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Last updated: 27 May 2015