WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are files that are downloaded on computers when a user visits a site. Cookies allow a web site to collect and recover data about the user and his surfing habits.
Cookies do not store any personal information and the identifiable data will not be memorized. If you desire to disable cookies you can edit your browser’s options either to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you are visiting. If you want o go on without modifying the cookies settings you can click the button “OK” on top of the page.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies can be classified in these categories, according to the pursued purposes: Technical cookies, Profiling cookies, Targeting cookies. Each of these is further explained below.
Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service.” (see Section 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for further purposes and are usually installed directly by the data controller or the website manager. They can be grouped into browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections); analytics cookies, which can be equated to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website; functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service
Users’ prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies, whilst information under Section 13 of the code has to be provided in the manner considered to be most appropriate by the website manager – if only such cookies are relied upon
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. In the light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies vis-à-vis users’ private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.
These cookies are referred to in Article 122(1) of the Code where it is provided that “Storing information, or accessing information that is already stored, in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user shall only be permitted on condition that the contracting party or user has given his consent after being informed in accordance with the simplified arrangements mentioned in section 13(3).”
These cookies come from advertisements provided by third parties, such as popups or banners, appearing in the visualized web site. They deliver content and marketing communications tailored to your interests. These cookies can be used to register your visit on the website with marketing purposes.
WHAT COOKIES ARE USED IN THIS SITE?
Here follows a list of the kind of cookies used in this site, their type and function.
Performance cookies: They monitor the number of visitors, how they move around the website and how they reached it. So we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance, in order to improve the quality of our products and services.
Theoriagallery uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service, developed by Google, allowing the measurement and the analysis of the surfing habits on our web sites.
In the user’s browser 3 cookies of this service can be detected. According to the above-mentioned types they are essential cookies, functionality cookies and performance cookies. For further information and to disable cookies: http://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/cookies/.
Through web analysis we don’t get any information about the users’ personal data but only about the number of visitors to our site, the frequency and length of visits, the browser’s activity, the website operator, the language, the geographical position. The purpose of tracking online behaviour is to provide a better service to the user.
pll_language: it’s a cookie used to memorise the language in this site.