What Are Cookies? What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
Types of cookie
Third Party Cookie
Third parties can install cookies on your device. We do not control the use of third-party cookies and, therefore, we are not responsible for their use. Third parties have their own privacy information and data collection methods. The information is available at the links listed below.
First Party Cookie
A first party cookie refers to a first party cookie created by the domain that a web user is visiting.
This site uses so-called “technical cookies”, i.e. small text files containing a certain amount of information exchanged between the Website and your terminal (or better, your terminal’s browser), which allow the correct operation and use of the same.
This Website uses so-called “analytical cookies” created and made available by third parties, i.e. Google Analytics. This is implemented by mere internal statistical analysis of access data in order to improve the Website and simplify its use as well as monitor its correct functioning. The Data Controller has, in any case, adopted the most suitable tools to reduce this type of cookie’s identification power to the minimum.
Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. The most common example of this functionality is the shopping cart feature of any e-commerce site. When you visit one page of a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers your selection so your shopping cart will have the items you selected when you are ready to check out. Without session cookies, if you click CHECKOUT, the new page does not recognize your past activities on prior pages and your shopping cart will always be empty.
These cookies store information regarding user consent on loading specific features which then set third party cookies e.g. YouTube videos. This consent is requested on the first time the user loads a page which uses a relevant feature. It is then stored for reference during future visits to the University of Edinburgh website.
Cookies aimed to create user profiles (do not mix with user accounts). They are used to send ads messages targeted for this particular user or group of people where user belongs. This kind of cookie needs the user’s consent. The user can authorise or deny the cookie’s installation using the option of “Cookie Menagement” Section.
In case of Third parties cookie the site hasn’t the direct cookies control. You can always menage these cookies using the browser’s settings.
So, the used is invited to verity everything on the third party’s site.
How Long Does a Cookie Last?
The time of expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be made to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.
Cookies installed in this website
Here is the list of the cookies installed in this site. Third parties cookies have a link to the privacy report of the external provider itself, where you can find a detailed description of the individual cookies and know what they are used for.
List of technical cookies on the website c4meccanica.it.
Following the italian directives of the Code about personal data protection (d.lg. 30 giugno 2003, n. 196), and in particular, artt. 13, comma 3 and 122, comma 1, and refering to the provision for the simplified mode Identification of the report and the consent procedure to the cookies use – 8 May 2014 (Published on the Official Journal n. 126 on the 3 June 2014), you can modify, at any time, the cookie consent, using this link cookies menagement.
c4meccanica.com will keep the appropriate track of the user’s consent/s, using a specific technical cookie, considered by the Data Guarantor, “not particularly invasive”. The User can refuse to give consent and/or modify, at any time, his/her actions about the cookies’s use from this site, using this Privacy Report.
The User has the right, at any time, to exercise the right approved by the art. 7 del D.Lgs. 196/2003, and in particular, to obtain a copy of processed data, their update, origine, purpose and method of treatement, their correction or integration, their cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or the treatement block in breach of law and to oppose because of legitimate reason concerning the data processing.
How do I Enable Cookies and Disable Cookies?
This section will tell you how to enable cookies (turning cookies on) and also how to disable them. Since cookies are maintained by your web browser, the method for enabling or disabling them will vary depending on which browser you are using.
If you want to know more, you can refer to these website:
Click the ‘parallel bars’ menu button, choose the ‘Settings’ option, then scroll down and click the ‘Advanced’ link. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose ‘Options’ on the ‘Customize and control’ menu, then open the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab. In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click on the ‘Content settings…’ button and then the ‘Cookies’ option. Set the required cookie behaviour – add URLs to the ‘Block’, Clear on Exit’ and ‘Allow’ sections to configure cookie behavior for specific websites.
In Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, then select ‘settings’ and ‘view advanced settings’. In the Cookies section you can choose whether to allow or block cookies from various sources.
Firefox 7.0 and newer
Use the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item (may be under the Firefox button or ‘parallel lines’ menu button), then choose the ‘Privacy’ tab. Set the ‘Firefox will:’ option to ‘Use custom settings for history’. Now you can choose whether cookies are enabled for websites you visit and third party websites, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the ‘Exceptions’ button to override the settings for particular websites.
Use the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item, then choose the ‘Privacy’ tab. Here you can choose whether cookies are enabled, and if so how long they will persist. You can also use the ‘Exceptions’ button to override the settings for particular websites.
Choose ‘Preferences…’ on the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the ‘Privacy’ tab. Now set the required cookie behaviour.
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
From the home screen tap the ‘Settings’ icon, then choose ‘Safari’. Find the ‘Accept Cookies’ option and set the required cookie behaviour.
Tap the ‘Internet’ icon to start the browser, then press the phone’s menu button. From the list of options, choose ‘More’, and then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Privacy and Security’. Scroll down the resulting list and check or uncheck the ‘Accept Cookies’ item.
Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Site setttings’. You can now choose whether to allow sites to save and read cookie data.
Note: Disabling cookies will prevent some websites from working correctly, and may mean that you are prompted to re-enter information that would normally have been stored in a cookie.