1. About cookies:
Cookies are a kind of short-term memory for the web. They are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
2. Cookies in this website
The used cookies are listed here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id> .|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id>||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
For more in-depth information about google analytics cookies:https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
3. Cookies deletion
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
- In Internet Explorer 11 click on “Tools”, point to “Safety” and then select the “Delete browsing history”. Click on the “Cookies and website data” checkbox and then choose “Delete”.
- In Microsoft Edge click on the three dots icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings”. Under “Clear browsing data” select “Choose what to clear” and select the checkbox next to “Cookies and saved website data” then click on “Clear”. If you wish you can turn the “Always clear this when I close the browser” setting to “On”.
- To delete cookies from a particular website in Firefox, click on the three lines icon and choose “Options”. In the “Privacy & Security” panel go to the “History” section and in the drop menu next to “Firefox will” choose “Use custom settings for history”. A cookies window will appear when you click “Show Cookies”. In the Search field type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. Select the cookies you wish to remove and click “Remove Selected”. Click “Close” to close the Cookies window and the “about:preferences” page. o To delete all cookies, open the cookies window as above and click “Remove All Cookies”.
- On Safari on Apple OS X click on the Safari menu, then select “Preferences” from the drop-down. Go to the “Privacy” tab. Click the “Remove All Website Data” button to remove all stored website data and click “Remove Now” to confirm. To remove stored data by individual site, click on the “Details” button and select the sites with the stored data you wish to remove. Click “Remove” and then “Done”.
- For Opera selecting “Settings”, “Preferences”, “Advanced” and then “Cookies” and checking the “Delete new cookies when exiting Opera” and closing Opera when you have finished browsing will ensure the cookie information is kept in the browser.
4. Cookies consent
5. Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- In Internet Explorer 11 you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, select the “Privacy” tab and, locate “Advanced” under Settings and choose if you want to allow, block or be promoted for first and third-party cookies.
- In Microsoft Edge click on the three dots icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings”. Locate “View advanced settings”. In the “Cookies” section you will find a drop-down menu where you can select “Block only third-party cookies” or “Block all cookies”. You will then have to restart Microsoft Edge.
- In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and unchecking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
- In Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking on the three dots icon in the top right-hand corner of your browser screen, selecting “Settings” from near the bottom of the drop-down list, then clicking on “Advanced” near the bottom. This should open options. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content Settings” and disable cookies by selecting “Block site from setting any data”. Click “Done” to save your preferences.
- On Safari on Apple OS X click on the Safari menu, then “Preferences” then “Privacy”. Under “Accept Cookies” unselect the “Always allow” option.
- For Opera choose “Settings”, “Quick Preferences” and uncheck “Enable Cookies”.
5. User rights
According to art. 7 of D. lgs 196/2003, users have the right to:
- know about the existence of personal data processing;
- know the identification details of the data processing controller;
- obtain through the controller: the confirmation of the existence of personal data, their communication and origin, the logic applied and purposes of the processing;
- he cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or the blockage of any data processed unlawfully; the updating, correction and integration of data;
- a statement that the operations indicated at point (e) have been brought to the attention of those to whom the data have been communicated and/or released;
- completely or partially oppose for legitimate reasons, the processing of personal data regarding him/her;
- completely or partially modify his/her consent at a later date, to the processing of data for the purposes of commercial information, i.e., market research surveys or sales communications and the like.
E-mail: blog [AT] smallmountain.eu