Cookies are small text files that sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites at the next visit. C.d. cookies “Third Party” is instead set up by a website other than what the user is visiting. This is because there are elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to other web pages, etc.) on each site that reside on servers other than that of the visited site.
Types of cookies
– Technical cookies. Technical cookies are only used to “transmit a communication on an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the information society service provider explicitly required by the subscriber or user to provide Such service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code). They are not used for further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or web site manager. They can be subdivided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal browsing and use of the website; Cookie analytics, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to gather aggregated information about the number of users and how they visit the site; Feature cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of criteria selected in order to improve the service rendered to it. For the installation of such cookies, prior consent of users is not required, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he or she only uses such devices, may provide it with the most appropriate methods.
– Profiling Cookies. Profiling cookies are designed to create user-related profiles and are used to send advertisements in line with the preferences displayed by the same in the context of network browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be properly informed of their use and thus express their true consent. They refer to Art. 122 of the Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal of a contractor or a user or access to information already archived is only permitted provided the contractor or the user has given their consent after being Was informed of the simplified procedures referred to in Article 13, paragraph 3 “(Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code). This site does not use profiling cookies.